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Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Marathon County Public Library – Wausau: 300 North First Street, Wausau, WI (map)
5 Contact Hours (count toward technology-related training)

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9 – 9:30 a.m. – Register and Refreshments
9:30 – 12 p.m. – Welcome and “Trends and Tools” Presentation with Laura Solomon
With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. Laura will talk about emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.

Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? The second part of Laura’s presentation will cover online (and free!) tools that can help you improve your workflow. Come discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.

Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She has been doing web development and design for twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. Laura is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and blogs at What Does This Mean to Me, Laura? She’s written books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both technology-related topics. And as a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences.

12  – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch ($10 payable at the door)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.Break-Out Sessions (choose one when you register)
Contemporary Web Design: 5 Must-Do’s for Contemporary Audiences: Your audiences come to your website with expectations formed by their digital experiences. To meet those expectations, you don’t have to spend an enormous amount of money. But you do need to stay contemporary in user experience, visual and interaction design. This seminar will focus on 5 web design must-do’s to give your audiences what they expect from your website. Kyle Henderson is a Web Team Lead for DoIT Communications.
Improving Staff Technology Competency:  In this session, we’ll discuss ways to support a culture of staff learning and exploring technology, as well as ways to hold staff accountable for competency.  Delane will describe some of the methods and tools she has used in Faribault, MN, as well as what the results have been in terms of service to the public and staff confidence.  Delane James is the Library Director at the Buckham Memorial Library in Faribault, MN.

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. – Break

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Break-Out Sessions (choose one when you register)
Google Drive Overview: What is the Cloud? Why should we use it? Why is Google Drive special and how can we use it with Microsoft Word?  How do we share files with others? JoAnn Cypher, Instructional Support Specialist from Northcentral Technical College, will answer these questions and more about Google Drive.
Make Your Facebook Page Pop: Limited on time and money, but want to maximize your Facebook presence? Learn the latest trends and how to be strategic with the time and money you have. Terra Fewless, Brown County Library – Library Services Associate, Facebook Team Leader

2:30 – 3 p.m. – Closing Session
Gather as a group to either discuss technology issues or to work on technology action plans for your library.  You decide!

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Contact Jamie about this workshop, at jmatczak@wvls.org or 920-455-0668.
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