TNT events at the 2013 NCLA Conference

We have three conference sessions scheduled at the upcoming 2013 NCLA Conference.  There’s also an important business meeting where we’ll hold board elections, and we’re showing up at the pub crawl on Wednesday night.  Join us!

We’ll also have a table set up in the exhibits.  Stop by for your chance to spin a prize wheel and walk away with a souvenir!

Wednesday, 10/16:

4:00-5:00: Business meeting (with elections) (Room TBA)

7:00: Evening Social Event at Finnigan’s Wake

Join us at the NCLA Pub Crawl!  We’ll be at Finnigan’s Wake at 7pm with an appetizer to share.

Friday, 10/18:

8:30-9:30: Share Your App! (Room TBA)

This flash presentation will allow presenters to demonstrate their favorite apps for smartphone or tablet. Each presenter will be given 5 minutes (up to 10 presenters) to talk about the app and its application to libraries. The featured apps will cover a wide range of uses in libraries, from those that we may use with patrons to those that we use to keep our libraries and ourselves organized. Participants will have a chance to ask questions about the apps and will be given a list of all apps demonstrated with information on where to download them, device compatibility, and key features of each application.

11:45-12:45: Web Design for Libraries (Room TBA)

Libraries state-wide are using a variety of free and low-cost tools to make their websites both functional and visually appealing. In this panel presentation, librarians from academic, public, school, and special libraries will highlight their website and discuss the nuts and bolts behind their websites (such as which content management platform/software they are using, why they chose it, or how they created their website).  Whether you are currently in the process of redesigning your library website, making plans to do so in the near future, or want to learn more about different software available, this presentation will provide you with real-life examples and how-to advice.

11:45-12:45: Up With e-Books: Best Practices for Staff Training (Room TBA)

With the recent increase in demand for electronic books, libraries are trying to find the best ways to teach our community how to effectively use the library’s eBook collection.  Some libraries have created staff training programs to better prepare staff to assist their patrons with eBook questions.  Panelist will discuss their training programs and troubleshooting techniques, which can be easily adapted to meet the needs of your library’s staff and patrons.

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