SCLS to hold a Technology Day, April 29 9:15 to 3:45
Come and check out the new Madison Public Library Central branch and hear Head Bubblerian, Trent Miller, talk about the new and innovative programming happening at the library. Then take your choice of table talks and find out more about LINKcat/Koha, OverDrive (including some new devices), Square for payments, LibraryBox, Awesome Box and 3D printing, or brainstorm with your colleagues about new technologies and how you can utilize them in the library. Stay for the afternoon and get a sneak peek at Office 365 and a tour of the Library.
Registration is open and available here:
9 - 9:15 Registration & Refreshments (Chocolaterian)
9:15 - 10:30 Bubbler & Hackerspace Programming with Trent Miller, Head Bubblerian, Madison Public Library
Hackerspace, makerspace, community workshop. Call it what you will but they are popping up all around the nation, including several in Wisconsin. Jesse Vieau and Trent Miller from Madison Public Library will share their experiences in creating the Bubbler, a community maker program that is featured in Madison's newly remodeled downtown library.
10:45 - 11:15; 11:15 - 11:45; 11:45 - 12:15 Table Talks
Koha/LINKcat Mobile Technologies Table (ILS Staff)
ILS staff will talk about ways that libraries are using Koha for mobile checkout, and mobile uses for reports. This will also be an opportunity for library staff to share what they have been doing.
Gadget/OverDrive Table with Jean Anderson
Jean will have a couple of new gadgets to share with you. In addition, we’ll talk about OverDrive Support and how your library can provide the best patron support possible.
Square for Payments with Sue Ann Kucher
Online credit card payment will be available for LINKcat users in late spring, 2014. However, this service will be limited to fines and fees in Koha. Hear how the Reedsburg Public Library uses Square as their cash register. In addition to fines and fees, they use Square to collect payments for Friends merchandise, donations, and Local History materials.
LibraryBox, Awesome Box, and 3D Printing with Ben Miller
Ben will talk about boxes in the library - the LibraryBox, Awesome Box, and 3 D printers (which are kind of box shaped) - and how Sauk City is using all three of these in the everyday life of the library. Bring your questions or examples and join the discussion.
Library Technology Innovations (Vicki Teal Lovely and Technology Staff)
This will be an open-ended brainstorming session to discuss miscellaneous technology needs. Those present will set the topics. For example, we could have an impromptu discussion about maker spaces. Or, perhaps you want to try providing tablets for your libraries and you are wondering how others are accomplishing this. You can bring questions and/or your ideas to share.
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 2:30 p.m Office 365 Sneak Peek (repeated at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
You’ve heard about Office 365, now it’s time to experience it! Join us for a demo that will include an awesome overview, a chance to ask all of your great questions, and an opportunity to learn about what’s coming next! We’ll even have a few computers set up so you can try it out!
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Tour of Madison Public Library (repeated at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)