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  • NISO Session: Understanding Privacy, Part 2

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    This two-part webinar series will provide the community with a deeper understanding of the privacy implications of the services they are contracting for. The second part of this series will cover the privacy policies that govern engagement with user services. Some of these policies are dense and full of legal terminology, which few have the time or expertise to comprehend fully. During this session, presenters will break down key components of privacy policies and describe the ramifications of agreeing to these policy terms. This session will provide an overview of privacy policy terminology, and a grounding of some of the relevant legal underpinnings of these policies.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in March 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Understanding Privacy, Part 1

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    This two-part webinar series will provide the community with a deeper understanding of the privacy implications of the services they are contracting for. Part one of this series will cover, what types of data is being collected about user behavior. Understanding what can and is being collected, for what purpose, and with whom these data are shared is a critical first component of being able to exert privacy controls on behalf of patrons. This session will discuss the technical side of data collection of personal information by providers. Some of this data collection is acknowledged by the user, such as for the purpose of personal information management, while other data is processed without the awareness of users, or potentially even the library.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in March 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Supporting Underrepresented Groups in Technology

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    This session will highlight potential approaches to improving representation in the technical management within libraries and publishers. Speakers will also cover efforts underway to expand skills and advancement opportunities for underrepresented groups in our community, especially at a management level.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in April 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Integrating Library Management Systems

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    This webinar will explore some of the issues involved with integrating technology components into a cohesive environment for efficient resource management and easy access for library users. It will include both an overview of the key issues involved and perspectives from librarians who have practical experience with integrating library management and discovery systems.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in June 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • Instructional Design: An Introduction for Librarians

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    Presented by Karen Viars, Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
    A Carterette Series Webinar, hosted by the Georgia Library Association. Presented by Karen Viars, Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

    Many librarians find that teaching patrons, colleagues, and other stakeholders is a significant part of their work, regardless of their role in the library. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where or how to begin, this session is a straightforward introduction to designing, developing, implementing and assessing instruction. We will cover what the discipline of instructional design is, some of the most popular models in the field, and suggestions for applying instructional design inside and outside your library.

  • Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries

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    How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan can help you focus your efforts.

    Join us for this free webinar to learn from small libraries that have used technology planning to make better decisions, be more prepared, and improve services to their communities. Even with limited time and resources, a technology plan can help your library stay up-to-date. We will share tips and tactics to help you create a plan for your library’s technology.

    This session is provided by TechSoup and was recorded on August 19, 2015.

  • Coding Camps at the Library

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    New programs that educate children to write code, create robots and use technology to make their imaginary drawings come true – or coding/technology camps – are the way to go! This webinar, recorded in March 2016, will introduce you to ideas implemented at libraries around the world that are helping to educate the next generation of technology experts.

  • Techboomers: Digital Literacy Tools

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    Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites on the Internet. A few of our popular courses include Facebook, Netflix, and Internet Safety. In addition to students learning on their own at Techboomers, we encourage libraries and other organizations that run technology training classes to use our free video and article tutorials however they like to supplement and extend their digital literacy programs.

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