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Jess Posgate
Tuesday, June 20 | 1 - 2 PM ET

Most of our heritage newspaper collections are locally held on microfilm or archived paper copies, making them difficult and time consuming to access. Today, researchers of all ages expect to find almost everything online, and digitizing community newspaper collections not only increases access, but can build community interaction and help organizations reach an audience near and far without straining staff and budgets. Join us to learn about the nuts and bolts of getting started and what to expect when you’re working with newspapers. We’ll also talk about sustainable approaches to strategically increasing use of your local history and community collections.



Nicole Hennig
Wednesday, July 26 | 1 - 2 PM ET

If you read today’s headlines about security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. Or you might be assuming that privacy is dead and we may as well get used to it (and you have nothing to hide, right?). While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is a middle ground that you can find by understanding and using particular techniques. We are in a world where mobile technologies are everywhere; we need to use them to be productive and enjoy creative activities.

We’ll discuss answers to these questions & more:

  • Is your laptop or smartphone’s traffic being harvested when on public wi-fi?
  • What’s the best thing to do if your device is lost or stolen?
    Is your data safely backed up?
  • Should you trust a password manager?
  • What are the advantages of using Touch ID on iPhones?
  • Is it a good idea to use mobile payment systems in retail stores?
  • Can criminals hold your data captive and ask for ransom?
  • How can you make theft of your identity less likely?
  • Is your laptop camera or microphone recording without you knowing it?
  • Are you giving away information for targeted advertising?


Nicole Hennig
Thursday, August 3 | 1 - 2 PM ET

Helping library users find and use the best podcasts is a great service offering for libraries. That’s because podcasts are a useful source of information that can be accessed when text or video isn’t convenient.

Podcasts are flourishing these days, and we’ll look at how and why they are becoming more popular while recommending the best educational, diverse, and accessible podcasts for library users.



Brian Pichman
Tuesday, August 8 | 1 - 2 PM ET

Already have a makerspace or thinking of expanding your makerspace? Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project as he shows you the latest and greatest games and gadgets for your library space.  From circuits, to robotics, to augmented reality; this session will cover it all and how to implement those technologies successfully in your library space.



Pam Panopalis
Thursday, August 31 | 2 - 3 PM ET

Robotics are linked with STEAM (learning opportunities incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and math as interdependent disciplines). By endeavoring to blend these subjects, STEAM education seeks to create 21st century leaning opportunities and skills development for all students.  However, STEAM learning goes beyond preparing students for 21st century jobs, but rather develops a set of innovate “soft skills” (reasoning, teamwork, and investigative abilities) that students can incorporate in all areas of their lives. Our team would like to incorporate robotics using two approaches. The first, as an after school program designed as a makerspace in our library; the second, as a unit incorporated in the either the science, math, art, or construction curriculum involving both the mainstream and life skills sectors.



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