• About Michael Sauers

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

    Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Windows 10 Technical Preview

    by  • October 15, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    The first technical preview of Windows 10 (yes, they’re skipping Windows 9) has been released and Michael has been testing it. Join us for a tour of Windows 10 with a look at the new features and the differences you’ll need to be aware of whether you’re currently using Windows Vista, 7, or 8.1.

    For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Drawing Special Characters in Google Docs

    by  • October 14, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Draw a special character in Google DocsNeed to enter a special character into a Google Doc? Sure you can select the Insert menu then Special Characters, but then you’ve got to browse through thousands of characters to find the one you’re looking for. But, did you know you can draw the character you’re looking for and that Google will supply you with a short list of possible matches to select from? (Click image for demo or get more info from Google support.)

    On the next Tech Talk: Windows 10

    by  • October 6, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    ncompassLiveMed.jpgThe first technical preview of Windows 10 (yes, they’re skipping Windows 9) has been released and Michael has been testing it. Join us for a tour of Windows 10 with a look at the new features and the differences you’ll need to be aware of whether you’re currently using Windows Vista, 7, or 8.1.

    In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

    Register online @ http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=13504