Tech Days

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
South Central Library System
Fitchburg Public Library

Event Details

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9:30 - noon -- Emerging Tech Trends

Like most of us, who pay even a little attention to recent developments in technology, you're likely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information and progress. With so much coming at us so fast, keeping up can be a challenge. Do some technologies deserve more attention than others? Laura will explore emerging technology trends and tipping points, and how these trends might re-shape library services. Learn what’s coming down the pike and what it might mean (or not) for libraries. We can't track everything, but we can pick out some patterns in what's happening around us.
Presenter: Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She has been doing web development and design for twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. Laura is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and blogs at What Does This Mean to Me, Laura?. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. And as a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences.

12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch: $12 We'll have a taco buffet and brownies + soda & water. If you don't want to buy lunch, you can bring your own and store it in the fridge.

1:15 - 2:15 - choose one of these breakout sessions:
#Hashtag: Promoting Your Library through Social Media. Get tips and tricks to brand and promote your library over social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. They will also discuss the importance of logo recognition and cohesive branding across communication streams. Presenters: Angela Noel (Director, Brodhead Memorial Public Library), Jennifer Bernetzke (Director, Schreiner Memorial Library, Lancaster) and Lydia Sigwarth (Library Specialist--Children's Department, Platteville Public Library.)
Google Suite for Youth Services. Learn how to use free Google Suite products to assist with programming for youth. The focus will be on Google Forms, Sheets, and Add-ons, with emphasis on Summer Reading. Presenter: Cary Perzan (Children's Librarian, Watertown Public Library.) [ youth / tween / teen interest  Maximum attendees: 20
PROUD and PRAVDA: Save A/V and Digital Media!  Looking to save your library's or your community's unique audiovisual and/or digital media? Meet PROUD and PRAVDA, portable kits designed to do just that. Presenter: Dorothea Salo (Faculty Associate, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.) Maximum attendees: 20

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Choose from one of these breakout sessions:
Digitization Kits. The South Central Library System recently purchased digitization kits that they loan out to member libraries. One kit is a large Indus book scanner, and the other kits are flatbed scanners with a laptop and microphone for recording oral history. They will demonstrate the equipment, and discuss how they handle storage and backing up the files, and creating custom project plans for each library. Presenters: Craig Ellefson (Computer Technician, South Central Library System) and Tamara Ramski (Digitization Assistant, South Central Library System.) Maximum attendees: 20
STEM Programming with No Budget. Are you looking for programs that are high interest, able to adapt to all age levels, and provide an opportunity for families to come together to your library to learn and play together? Would you like to do that with almost no money needed? You can with these STEM programs! Presenter: Emily Zorea (Youth Services Librarian, Brewer Public Library in Richland Center.) [ youth / tween / teen services interest ]
Digital Description: Metadata for Digital Collections. Find out how libraries are creating and sharing metadata to expand access to their historical collections. Learn how metadata from Wisconsin's digital collections is ingested, enhanced and reused by the Digital Public Library of America, and discover free tools and guidelines available from Wisconsin's DPLA Service Hub to support metadata standardization. Presenters: Liz Kaune (Digital Projects Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library) and Emily Pfotenhauer (Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS.) Maximum attendees: 20

Tech Days is sponsored and coordinated by Winnefox Library System, Outagamie-Waupaca Library System, Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, South Central Library System, and the Southeastern Wisconsin (SEWI) library systems – Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, Monarch Library System – and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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Event Type(s): CE - Continuing Education Workshop
Presenter: Laura Solomon
Jean Anderson
(608) 246-5613