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ARE YOU AN EXPERT? TEACH A CLASS

Share Your Expertise at the Library and Beyond

The El Reno Library (through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries) is holding a 3-hour class on how to use Photo Apps with Android & Apple Smartphone and Tablet Mobile Devices. It's also happening at 3 other libraries at the same time! Videoconferencing magic is at it again.

Amy Brandley, manager of the El Reno Library, will be teaching participants how to get photos online quickly and easily. Specifically, they'll be learning how to:

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What It Takes To Build a Computer Lab

Recently, Lisa Lempges, Information Services Manager at the Shawnee Public library, shared with us what goes into creating a computer lab (with funding from Broadband USA and OK Connect). The library, part of the Pioneer System, regularly hosts classes on various technology and digital topics. The lab went from an empty, not-even-carpeted space to a fancy, glassed-in tech lab, full of computers and presentation equipment, ready for students of all ages.

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Social Media – harmful to your job quest?

Social Media – harmful to your job quest?

Dan Scawbel, author and managing partner of Millennial Branding, is the expert on Gen -Yers in the workplace and has written a second book, Promote Yourself: the new rules for career success.

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7 things we learned about teaching and video-conferencing from Lance Ford

7 things we learned about teaching and video-conferencing from Lance Ford

Lance Ford is an educational technology advocate for Cisco. Lance has been helping us learn all about the video conferencing system and he was the first to introduce us to the whole video conferencing concept. Lance is dynamite and we are grateful to know him. Here are a few things we’ve learned.

For teaching, what’s a good group size?
Small, intimate groups work best because this tool is about interaction.

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You Googled yourself; you found something cringe-worthy. Now what?

You Googled yourself; you found something cringe-worthy. Now what?

Fixing your Online Reputation: There’s an Industry for That - an NPR All Tech Considered story (May 29, 2013) covered Pete Kistler who, despite being a top-shelf job candidate, was not getting hired. A tip from a friend led him to Google his name and a drug-dealing, DUI-having person with the same name popped up in the search results. Not good.

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Interactive resumes

Interactive resumes

When I took my resume from straight up text to something with more muscle - I was pretty impressed with myself. I used the Grid Resume template from Graphic River. Oh, but I could have kicked it up a level with an interactive resume.

An interactive resume is media-rich with lots of well-placed graphics, charts, maps, QR codes, audio and/or video. Traditional resumes are all text and a bit stale. Social and visual resumes use infographics to represent the raw data that is you. Oh yeah, and you share it on the Web.

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OK Connect Libraries are in planning mode

OK Connect Libraries are in planning mode

The libraries have had a second round of training for OK Connect video-conferencing and recording. They’ve been working up some pretty great ideas for community and cultural events to share with the world. Here are a few potential events:

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