October 28-30 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
Workshops Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 CyberTours Program PDF

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


CT-T1 - Avoiding the Filter Bubble

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Greg Notess, Professor Emeritus of Librarianship, Montana State University

As Google and Bing increasingly customize and personalize search results, and possibly skew the results to a slant you may not want, take a quick tour of techniques and search engines that can help you avoid the filter bubble and search more privately.

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 - Search the Rest: Audio, Video, & Images

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Greg Notess, Professor Emeritus of Librarianship, Montana State University

Search beyond text with new tools and techniques for searching with and finding pictures, videos, and audio.

CT-T4 - Top Ten Techs to Watch in 2014

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Stephen Abram, CEO, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.

Our globe-trotting industry watcher chooses ten technologies he thinks librarians and information professionals should watch in the coming year.

CT-T5 - Cool Tools for Knowledge Sharing

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Dr. Frank Cervone, Program Coordinator, Information Science and Data Analytics, San Jose State University

This cybertour focuses on open access and open source technology and tools, in other words “cool” or inexpensive tools, for supporting knowledge sharing and management, learning, and team-based work activities in any organization or library.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


CT-W1 - Mobile Apps 101

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Patricia Cleary, Global E-Product Development Manager, Springer

This session is for those just starting to look at mobile apps. It looks at the different types of apps (including iOS, Android, and Web/HTML5 apps), Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores, app platforms, and the latest mobile technology trends.

CT-W2 - Mobile Apps: Doing ‘Em Right

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ted Gutmann, Director, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Robert Johnson, Manager of Information and Technology Services, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library & Suffolk County Library Association

Mobile library applications are all the rave lately, but what's really involved in designing and developing an effective one for your library? What are the steps necessary to produce a digital extension of your library services to your patrons, to make the library experience personal again? Come hear the pros, cons, and lots of tips from library innovators that got it right in putting the library in the pocket of their patrons.

CT-W3 - Essential Skills for Info Pros!

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.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/Technical 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-W4 - Ebooks: Practical Tips & Tricks!

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Amanda Foust, Electronic Services Librarian, Marin County Free Library

This cybertour is filled with valuable lessons and resources gained during the implementation of various eBook lending systems, including 3M Cloud, Axis 360 and OverDrive. Our speaker shares how the library developed collections, and provided tools to patrons and staff for training—including eBook Academy. Useful and practical tips and tricks for eBook awareness in libraries are highlighted as well as the use of social media to promote their eBook services.

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