October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
Workshops Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 CyberTours Program PDF


Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Internet Librarian 2014 Exhibit Hall visitors. Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics & subject areas. They are open to all and add value to your visit. Space is limited so it's first-come, first-served. Join our Net savvy Web experts for a look at their favorite sites and topics! There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the IL 2014 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CT-T1 - Teaching Tips for NextGen Literacy

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Andrew Carlos, STEM & Web Services Librarian, California State University, East Bay
Sharon Radcliff, Business & Economics Librarian, California State University, East Bay

It's time to dust off our lesson plans and visualize literacy for a new generation of students! With ACRL re-defining its Information Literacy Learning Outcomes with Threshold Concepts and Meta-Literacies, get tips for focusing on literacies that incorporate Web tools, digital archives, and visual sources and lay a foundation for lifelong learning.  Take away examples of innovative and interesting assignments that incorporate visual and media literacies.

CT-T2 - Tools for Tapping into Social Media

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Gary Price, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports

Do you consider social networking a waste of time or something to do for fun or marketing? Do you doubt their usefulness for research? This cybertour provides the top tools you’ll need to mine the social web for valuable business and market insights, finding elusive statistics, monitoring your library’s brand, or even professional development. Learn how to effectively and efficiently eavesdrop on the conversational web!

CT-T3 - Frameworks for New Measurements in Public Libraries

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc. & & Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL)

Are you measuring your library's community engagement or merely keeping statistics?  Circulation and gate counts aren't enough. What alternatives are there?  Get some great ideas and tips for new measurements that show your impact and value.

CT-T4 - Evaluating Your Discovery Layer

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Greg Notess, Professor Emeritus of Librarianship, Montana State University

With a discovery layer aiming to provide a more Google-like approach to library resources for our users, how can we maximize its effectiveness? Learn techniques for assessing each level of a discovery layer and then use its administrative controls to make a local discovery tool even more effective for searchers.

CT-T5 - Streaming Music to the Community!

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Matthew Hamilton, IT Manager, Denver Public Library

Hear from a public library that made a serious splash in the Denver music scene with its launch of Volume, a local music download and streaming site. Get tips on how they used Drupal, leveraged the Polaris API, and worked with their community to curate and showcase the content.

CT-T6 - Connecting Your Community with Subscription Resources

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Julie Erickson, Learning Specialist, TIE

Librarians know the library has great resources. Communities know Google. How do we bridge the gap between Google and subscription resources? Get lots of ideas for making connections between the subscription resources and information needs.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CT-W1 - Usability: Making it Easy for Customers to Discover

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mark Noble, Founder, Turning Leaf Technologies

Hear how one library using VuFind for the catalog discovery layer uses usability studies to continue to improve their customers’ user experience. See how their catalog looks and get tips for doing usability studies and connecting with customers.

CT-W2 - Essential Skills for Info Pros!

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Deb Hunt, Library Director, Mechanics' Institute & & Principal, Information Edge

Having the right skillset is essential for successful growth and advancement at every career stage. This cybertour shares the top skills from six categories: Computer/Tech- nical Skills, Beyond Reference Skills, Business and Management Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Attitude Skills, Intangible Skills, and unveils six surefire strategies for acquiring new skills or leveraging your existing skillset to obtain a promotion, find and procure your dream job or embark upon a whole new career.

CT-W3 - Tools for Becoming a Big Data Pro

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research Worldwide, Compass Lexecon & Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals

Join our expert and learn about the tools and resources for becoming a Big Data Pro.  There are lot of opportunities for skilled searchers and researchers, learn more!

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