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Introducing another TECH TUESDAY: TALKING WITH TECHIES Audio Conference...

Just-in-Time Tutorials using ViewletBuilder
Karen Hunt, Information Literacy Coordinator at the University of Winnipeg

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.

2 PM Atlantic
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

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


Member: $48.00 + GST
Non-Member: $68.00 + GST

About The Presenter......

Karen Hunt 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.

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