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The Nova Scotia Provincial Library will be hosting an audio conference
on "Just-in-Time Tutorials using ViewletBuilder" on March 7th.  This
is part of the Education Institute's TECH TUESDAYS: TALKING WITH
TECHIES series.  Create point-of-need tutorials quickly with
ViewletBuilder and post them to your Web site. In a matter of minutes
you can respond to questions and problems being asked through virtual
and face-to-face reference services, from how to recall a book,
requesting an interlibrary loan to limiting a search to scholarly
articles published in the last 3 years! Viewlets show screens, typing
and mouse movements with accompanying text and/or audio. Make the most
of ViewletBuilder for on-line instruction, reusing, repurposing and
sharing viewlet content. Find out how easy it is to build tutorials for
a consortium and edit them to reflect local information.

The Benefits
- an informative overview of building tutorials
- ideas for where you could add tutorials to your own site.
- how viewlet content can be repurposed or shared with other libraries.

Who Should Participate?
Library Webmasters, Web site content providers, reference and
instruction librarians who are interested in developing tutorials or
just in time instruction would find this session useful. Just in time
tutorials can be developed for almost any area of the Web site from "how
to request a book" to "searching a database" to "connecting to databases
from home". Anyone who is developing content for the Web site would find
this useful and see opportunities for serving library users better.

Key Topics You Will Explore
What is a Web based tutorial and when are they useful additions to your
Web site?
What are some tips and tricks to designing a good on-line tutorial?
After you create a viewlet, how do you post it on-line?
What topics make good viewlets?
How quick can you build a tutorial with ViewletBuilder software?
How could viewlets be shared and repurposed in a consortium

Instructor - Karen Hunt
Karen has a Master of Information Science from the University of
Western Ontario and undergraduate degree (honours) in Geography from the
University of Winnipeg. She's been the Information Literacy Coordinator
at UWinnipeg since 2000, and before that she coordinated collection
development and access services at Red River College Library and did
reference at the University of Manitoba. Since the UWinnipeg Library is
small, Karen is also the Information Access Coordinator, Data Librarian,
and subject specialist for Geography, Education, Developmental Services,
Environmental Studies and Anthropology. Karen also dabbles in ColdFusion
and Web design.

Developed for the Education Institute by Darlene Fichter's Northern
Lights Internet Solutions Ltd., Saskatoon.

Time: Tuesday, March 7th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Classroom, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road,
Format: Conference call accompanied by a presentation via the
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at
424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing any scented
products, including perfume, hair spray, cologne, deodorant, etc. and we
thank you for your cooperation.