Update! TNT Events at NCLA!

The opening session on the 2013 NCLA Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC is just a couple days away! Here’s what TNT has lined up:

We have three conference sessions scheduled. 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. Stop by for your chance to spin a prize wheel and walk away with a souvenir!

Also make sure to stop by the Conference Store in the Exhibit Hall and check out our raffle basket full of tech goodies! Buy a raffle ticket and help support TNT!

Wednesday, 10/16:

4:00-5:00: Business meeting (with elections) (Meet at TNT Table)

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! (Benton N Hall D)

Emily King & Nathaniel King, UNC; Samantha Leonard, High Point University; Holly Mabry, NCKnows; Keeley L’Esperance, The Chef’s Academy

This flash presentation will allow presenters to demonstrate their favorite apps for smartphone or tablet. Each presenter will be given 5 minutes 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 (Benton N Hall C)

Emily King & Chad Haefele, UNC; Alan Unsworth, Surry CC

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 (Benton N Hall B)

Julie Raynor, High Point; Crystal Holland, Forsyth County

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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