The Georgia Library Association has announced the July 2012 sessions of the Carterette Series Webinars.
The Carterette Series is a bi-monthly educational webinar series highlighting trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay! The sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.
Emerging Technologies: Tips and Strategies for Success in Libraries
July 18th, 2012, 2pm to 3pm
Presented by Roy Cummings
Emerging technologies have become an ever-present part of our academic lives. From communicating with library supporters to providing resources for distance learners, educators must think about the tools we use and how we use them. What do we use? How? Why? These are some of the questions that constantly present themselves as we wade through the pool of emerging technologies. For libraries that do not have staff dedicated to digital initiatives, deciding on which tools to use and how to effectively use them can be challenging. This session aims to provide practical insight into understanding emerging technologies and tips for identifying and implementing relevant tools and services.
Designing Vibrant Libraries: Using our Strengths to Create the Libraries of the Future
July 18th, 2012, 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Presented by Michael Porter
Join Michael as we take a thought-provoking stroll through library history, technology evolution and our shared humanity. We’ll examine what makes libraries work at the most basic levels, and how our jobs, right now, have the potential to create a foundation for a stunningly vibrant future for libraries and the communities they serve. Come ponder concepts like need, desire, human nature, society and technology and leave more inspired about your work and your life as an information professional. Read more from Michael at http://libraryman.com.