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Today’s contributor is Julie Raynor, your 2017 Technology and Trends Chair-Elect. When I attend conferences I usually struggle with two challenges: how to easily keep in touch with other committee members and co-workers during the conference and anything pertaining to networking. As I was seeking out tools to use next week I came across two […]
Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming software, compatible with most web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) that allows users to collaborate in real-time to create flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, floor plans, Venn diagrams and many other diagram types. For all […]
If you find yourself needing to create a visually appealing presentation, social media graphic, or infographic; try using Canva. It is a free online platform that offers a wide assortment of design tools and options, as well as premium options for paying customers. To get started, you just need to create an account using your email […]
Our tool this week is coming a bit late (apologies, I kind of forgot about Labor Day when I decided to write last week’s post!), but I hope to make up for it with how excellent Pear Deck is! Pear Deck is, at its heart, a slide ware program, like Power Point or Google Slides. […]
I absolutely love Pixlr, a completely web-based image editing program that you can use anywhere that has many of the functions of Photoshop and other high-end editors. Recently, I used Pixlr to create coloring book style versions of historical images from UNCG’s Digital Collections, like this one. Students are back at UNCG this week, and […]
At University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the new semester is upon us. For many academic librarians, this means running here and there, teaching classes, holding consultations, fixing electronic resources when they break, and just trying to keep one’s head above water. In honor of this crazy time of the year, and also of our […]
As a public librarian, we are asked all the time for recommendations for books, movies, even music sometimes. Here’s a free tool to use for this that’s very visual in nature (and fun, too). If you don’t know about it already, check out GNOD: the global network of discovery (www.gnod.com). Today’s libraries are all about […]
Nowadays users are demanding more and more out of their online experiences. They develop certain expectations of what they can be d̶o̶ online based on their use of commercial websites and search engines. These experiences and expectations from users are a driving force behind library’s assessing and improving their websites and online tools. Users are […]
Missed our most recent webinar on Films on Demand? Never fear! You can find the slides below and stream the recording online.