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Tech Training Opportunities for Staff - OverDrive and Flickr

There are few upcoming tech-related training opportunities I want to mention (just in case you haven't heard about them elsewhere)...

OverDrive - "Digital Library 101" Tuesday, February 10th, from 9:00-10:30AM

This online introductory training is especially designed for first time users, those new to the OverDrive service, or those wanting a refresher course. Topics include searching for titles, checking out, placing holds, downloading titles, material formats, plus more. A computer with Internet access and a telephone are all that are required to participate. No registration is necessary. 

Because this session is intended only for library staff, I won't be posting the details here. If you are interested, watch for email from Jean Anderson, the Continuing Education coordinator. She'll be sending the details to scls-announce.

OverDrive - "Assisting Patrons with OverDrive" Tuesday, March 3rd, from 9:00-10:00AM

This workshop is for library staff and is a great follow up to the introductory workshop, Digital Library 101, which is scheduled for February 10th. Staff should have a basic understanding of how to use the OverDrive service (such as how to place a hold, how to check out, how to log into your account) in preparation for taking the Patron Assistance training. The OverDrive trainer will share troubleshooting techniques for common problems.

A computer with Internet access and a telephone are all that are required to participate. No registration is necessary.

Again, because this training is intended for staff, I'll leave the connection details to Jean on the scls-announce list.

"Play Date: More with Flickr" Tuesday, February 17th from 2:00-3:00PM

This session is an online GoToWebinar session. Expand your Flickr knowledge with an overview of Flickr changes in the last year. Learn how to make the most of your library's Flickr account (or find compelling reasons to sign up with Flickr) including customization options, badges, easy photo editing, Flickr timesaving utilities, behind-the-scenes manipulation of dates and viewing permissions, and Flickr's new video storage. Discover the differences between a free and Pro account, and explore legal ramifications of Flickr for libraries including questions about photo copyright and photo permissions.  Signup information for library staff can be found here.


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Great idea---looking forward to reading this and learning.


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