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Credo Reference Online Seminar Series—Spring 2012
Tech Tools and their Place in the 21st Century Library


We're tackling tech tools and their place in the twenty-first century library during the upcoming Credo Reference Online Seminar Series. From a talk about the Facebook project highlighted in Wired ( featuring the creative librarian behind the project to a panel discussion about information literacy instruction tools featuring librarians from South University and a team of representatives from Library Journal's 2012 "Best Overall" Database, we're bringing you creative ideas about how to use e-resources to improve your patrons' experience. Register for your seminar seats today!

The Future is Coming! What Does That Mean for Public Libraries?

Speakers: Renee DiPilato, Central Library Manager, Alexandria Library; Lynda Rudd, Technical Services Manager, Alexandria Library; Mary Weiss, Director of Sales--Public and School Libraries, Credo Reference

This brainstorming session is the culmination of a month-long campaign for public libraries on Libraries Thriving. It will feature a discussion panel of library supporters sharing their visions of the public library of the future. The discussion will build on the results of Libraries Thriving’s survey of public libraries and also incorporate discussion forum conversations around the prompt "It's the year 2022. The public library of today differs from the public library of 2012 in these three ways..."

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View the session PowerPoint here!

When the Archives Get Social: The Joe McDonald and Leola Lewis Project

Speaker: Donnelyn Curtis, Director of Research Collections and Services, University of Nevada at Reno

Donnelyn Curtis, the Director of Research Collections and Services at the University of Nevada at Reno, recently introduced Joe McDonald and Leola Lewis, two early twentieth century students, to the digital age. Curtis is the creator of the Facebook pages where Joe and Leola post about poignant song lyrics, parties on the Reno campus, and "current" (that is, current in 1913) bills in the legislature. Curtis will join us to talk about the creative process that led to the Facebook project, the hurdles that she's had to overcome (including Facebook's deleting the profiles for violating the terms of service), and what the future holds for Joe and Leola.

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Information Literacy and E-Resources: Moving Beyond the Chalkboard

Speakers: Shiva Darbandi, Solutions Associate, Credo Reference; Amanda DiFeterici, Head Librarian, South University; Jackie LaPlaca Ricords, Credo Evangelist, Credo Reference; John Shawler, Solutions Analyst, Credo Reference

Ask any twenty-first century librarian and they will tell you that the traditional chalkboard is not the instructional tool of choice anymore.  This panel discussion will address the place of free and subscription e-resources in information literacy instruction and will feature librarians from South University and representatives from Credo Reference, the database that was voted Library Journal’s “Best Overall” in 2012. This will be a collaboration-focused session so bring your ideas to share!

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Find, Point, Scan: Using QR Codes in your Library

Speakers: Elizabeth Graves, Head of Technical Processes, Northwestern State University of Louisiana Watson Library; Julie Obst, E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College

Smartphones are being used by an estimated 100 million people, and each of those phones has the capability to scan QR codes.  Think of the possibilities! Elizabeth Graves, a head of technical processes, and Julie Obst, an e-learning librarian, both have extensive experience introducing QR codes into academic library settings. They’ll spend this session discussing the planning and implementing QR code projects at their libraries as well as explain why it is critical to use QR codes in a manner that will produce statistics, the difficulties of promoting the codes, and how the project is or is not scalable. Come to this session with questions about QR codes and leave with ideas about how to use this tech tool in your library!

Download the session recording here! (Please allow a few minutes for download)

View the session PowerPoint here!