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CyberTours
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Listen and learn at a series of free cybertours and information sessions for all Computers in Libraries 2013 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 Computers in Libraries 2013 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.

Monday, April 8, 2013
Evolving Spaces: Tips & Insights
11:00 AM 11:15 AM
Erik Boekesteijn, founder and director Doklab, Doklab and ShanachieTour

With the information evolving in new and different ways, our spaces also have to evolve. Hear our creative and sought after space creator, share tips and insights for planning your spaces!

Public Library Strategy Trends
11:30 AM 11:45 AM
Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc., SirsiDynix Corporation

Join our globe-trotting information industry watcher and hear some of the latest strategies and directions that public libraries are taking. From small to large libraries, you are sure to take away some insights and ideas for your library!

Tools for Tapping into Social Media
12:30 PM 12:45 PM
Marcy Phelps, President, Phelps Research and Author, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information

Do you consider social networking sites something to do for fun or marketing and doubt their usefulness for research? This cybertour by an expert searcher gives you the tools you’ll need to mine the social web for valuable business and market insights, including finding elusive statistics, tracking mentions, or monitoring your brand.

Producing Video for Website Impact!
1:30 PM 1:45 PM
Dan Giancaterino, Education Services Manager, Jenkins Law Library

Video is one of the easiest ways to reach out to your patrons, from screenagers to senior citizens. This cybertour shows you why you want to add video to your library Website, gives you an idea what you need to get started, and breaks down the lessons learned by one librarian as he created and produced 52 video tips of the week during 2012!

iOS6 and iPhone 5 for Libraries
2:30 PM 2:45 PM
Joe Murphy, Director Library Futures. Trend Spotter, Innovative Interfaces and Libraryfuture

Apple unveiled a new mobile operating system (iOS6) alongside its most recent iPhone. This cybertour is a cheat sheet to launching your library into the major current mobile trends by maximizing these updates. As the world's most valuable company, Apple dictates directions in end user behavior, mobile technology hardware and software, and even content. Apple's software updates reflect the biggest trends in mobile technology and brings them to the mainstream. iPhone 5 and iOS6 include new and re-imagined features that offer new opportunities for library services and changes in how we meet the mobile needs of our patrons. Learn how to start using the new features in library settings for services and collection support.

Academic Library Strategy Trends
3:30 PM 3:45 PM
Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc., SirsiDynix Corporation

The entire education field is set for dramatic transformations and academic libraries definitely will be evolving in new and different ways. Hear some exciting strategies that academic libraries are beginning to pursue as they transform their models and services.

Engaging Gay & Lesbian Teens in the Library
4:30 PM 4:45 PM
Bernie Morrissey, Middle School Librarian, The Harker School

For gay and lesbian youth, the Internet has completely revolutionized the coming out experience. Beginning with simple message boards and chat rooms in the early 1990s and culminating with the wildly successful It Gets Better project in 2010, online resources for isolated youth have saved thousands of lives. This cybertour explores the evolution of these resources and shares tips to help more libraries serve a vulnerable and often silent population.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Make your own API
11:00 AM 11:15 AM
Tim Ribaric, Digital Services Librarian, Brock University

Libraries rely heavily on software provided by vendors. Often this supplied software works well, but not always well enough. Sometimes data is not presented in a granular manner and it falls to Library staff to manipulate the data in a way that makes sense for them. This level of granularity is often called an API (Application Program Interface) and sometimes it becomes necessary to use web scraping to build an API all on your own. This cybertour illustrates what an API is, discusses web scraping as a viable alternative, shares some web scraping success stories which include the Brock University Mobile Catalogue search, a system built with web scraping and successfully ported to other catalogue installations across the world.

Bringing Strategic Value to Your Collection
11:30 AM 11:45 AM
Michael Miyazaki, Document Training Specialist, American Psychological Association
Anthea Gotto, ProQuest

Publishers, database providers, and electronic resources companies spend considerable energy and resources to make their services user-friendly. Focusing on customer relations, training, and the user experience, they have departments that are pivotal in all areas where a human component is needed between the publisher's data and the user, i.e. creating training programs, preparing help materials, coordinating advisory panels, managing beta testing, coordinating focus groups, and providing technical support. From a vendor’s perspective, our speakers provide a behind-the-scenes look at the support area of their operations, and discuss how they collaborate and form partnerships with library customers.

Partnering with IT
1:30 PM 1:45 PM
John F. Coogan, Systems Librarian, University of Maryland University College
Jennifer Diffin, Assistant Director, Systems & Access Services, Information and Library Services, University of Maryland University College

During a series of technology upgrades, called The Great Refresh, library systems staff worked pro-actively with university level IT staff to pilot new changes, coordinate the upgrades, prepare library staff, and write documentation for new procedures. Get tips on how to effectively bridge library and IT relationships and accomplish what’s needed.

Git Started with Github
2:30 PM 2:45 PM
John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Darien Library

Whether you're writing code, documentation, or poetry, git is an indispensable tool. This cybertour introduces you to git version control and social coding with Github. Our expert covers basic concepts of version control, looks at the Github site and discusses the culture of sharing open code that has grown up around it. You’ll wonder how your team ever collaborated without it!

Digital Hangouts: Reaching Outside the Building
3:00 PM 3:15 PM
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and and Publisher, davidleeking.com

Today's digital "gathering places" include popular hangouts like Facebook and Twitter, and many libraries are there, too. King discusses why libraries use those sites, which sites are important, how much time should be spent there, and what strategies can be used to turn them from an interesting toy to useful tool.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Evolving Yourself: Renew, Reuse, Reinvent
10:30 AM 10:45 AM
Jennifer Koerber, Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library

It's old news that librarianship is changing as a profession, and we understand that library professionals need to change with it. But how? How do you find your new role in the new world order, and how do you learn to see yourself 5, 10, or 20 years down the line when we have no idea what's coming next spring? Learn from someone who has bootstrapped herself from a tech-nervous newbie to a code-savvy web librarian over the last 20 years, and brainstorm ways to evolve your strengths into your next big thing.

Mobile Tech for Schools
11:30 AM 11:45 AM
Anne Ledford, Middle School Library Media Specialist, Stuart-Hobson Middle School

Hear our librarian who has pioneered iPad, iPod, SMART board and Macbook Pro technology in a DC public school system as she shares tips for other schools considering major mobile technology purchases and integration. She touches on funding, purchasing issues, cataloging/management/tech support/coordination issues, instructional resource commentary, and trends that she tracks.

Improving Literacies
12:00 PM 12:15 PM
Carol Adams, Assistant Director, Library Development and Networking, Library of Virginia

Hear how a strategic partnership with Credo Reference enhanced e-resource usage throughout the state of Virginia as part of the Library's initiative surrounding "Now We Go Where You Go." On Credo's new platform Public Literati, several projects were launched using digital and interactive materials as well as mobile integration. Programs include family literacy, knowledge of Virginia history, homework help and increased use of public library services and resources. Highlights key successes, tips and lessons learned,

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