Think on These Things
Susan Crawford, a Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law professor and author of the recent book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly in the New Gilded Age (January 2013), is a leading telecommunications policy expert and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School. She has served as President Barack Obama’s Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy and is a columnist for Bloomberg View.
Tinkers, Printers & Makers, A Makerspace in the Library
Series: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission
Interested in creating a Makerspace in your library? Libraries are a much needed and often-used third space, which are ideal for community Makerspaces to collaborate and encourage creativity among all users. This recorded online session includes:
- what a Makerspace is
- how libraries of all types create and share Makerspaces with library customers and the community
- and feedback from users
- gadgets including Raspberry Pi and LibraryBox
- hands-on demos and group discussion on the nuts & bolts necessary for Makerspace in the library
- what products should be found in successful Makerspaces
- sharing of a successful grant written for a 3D printer
Presenters: Marcia Dority Baker, University of Nebraska College of Law Library, Lincoln; Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission; Gordon Wyant, Bellevue Public Library. Source: For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage. October 30, 2013
SWLS is sponsoring this Makerspace Workshop with presenter Shannon Crawford Barniskis
on Friday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Future of Libraries (American Libraries Live)
January 9 (12-1 pm)
We’re excited the announce the January episode of AL Live, The Future of Libraries: What’s Your Vision? We’re thrilled to have Innovative Interfaces as a sponsor for this episode. David Lee King will lead our expert panel in an open discussion on the challenges and changes we’ll see in our libraries in the near and distant future.
You can register for this episode, which takes place on Thursday, January 9th from 2-3pm Eastern at http://goo.gl/1p5dpV. Pre-registration is not required to attend. You can also attend by simply going to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event.
Making Technology Training a Priority—And a Job Requirement
One librarian’s tale of patience, planning, and persistence and the challenges in training the entire staff of a small library and requiring them to keep their knowledge current.
Keeping up with constantly changing technology has got to be one of the most difficult parts of library work today. Getting staff members up to speed and keeping them there requires time, attention, planning, money, and training. All of that is even more difficult when it’s piled on top of the everyday work of making a library run. So, how do you find time for the “extra” work on top of the “real” work? Maybe you don’t. Maybe you make the technology training a required part of the “real” work and support it with bite-sized training that fits into staffers’ schedules.
Introducing: Your Guide to Getting Started with Broadband
This is your chance to explore how you can use the wide range of tools to develop community broadband options, including the PSC’s new Broadband Reference Guide
- Walk through the different technologies and terms related to broadband
- Identify strategies to get broadband into your community
- Learn more about the custom Wisconsin-based resources available for your community
Read more about this interactive webinar coming up on November 19, 1-2:30PM.
Name: Public Service Commission Webinar: Tools for Broadband
Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Reservation Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM