Category: Presentations

Holiday Shopping Security
November 20th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone you attended my presentation last night. You were a wonderful group and had great questions.

Secure Online Shopping from Michael Sauers

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Tinkers, Printers & Makers - LCL (2)
November 19th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended our makerspaces presentation yesterday at the Anderson branch of Lincoln City Libraries. Here’s our presentation, resources list, and proof that there is still a use for Workdbook.

Tinkers, Printers, & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (November 2015) from Michael Sauers

Makerspaces resources from Michael Sauers

Worldbook still has a use

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October 17th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended our presentation yesterday at the NLA conference. I’ve sent the slides to the organizers so they can get posted on the conference site but you can also find them right here.

Getting more $$ from your Book Sale -or- Is this Old Book valuable? from Michael Sauers

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September 30th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Yesterday I received one of the best compliments on a PowerPoint presentation I had just given. One of the Do Space staff asked me at the end, “What software did you use to create that presentation?” Yes, it was PowerPoint but the presentation was so different than what she’d previously experienced that she didn’t even recognize it as a PowerPoint. I’ll definitely take that as a compliment.

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September 17th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Back in October 2004 I received the following note on a workshop evaluation:

One distractor [sic] was that the presenter referred to a .gif file as a .jif file. There are folks that rabidly insist that .gif be pronounced the same as .jif but that confuses the two file types when spoken that way. Common usage (and common sense) dictate that .gif be pronounced with the hard g sound to avoid confusion the the .jif file type. Like I said, it was a major distractor [sic] to me. It also pointed to a lack of basic understanding in an area where the instructor is supposed to be presenting correct information to others. It makes a person wonder what other bad habits he might be perpetuating.

Head on over to the original post to see what I had to say in response.

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June 14th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended my two sessions at the NEFLIN 2015 Technology Conference. We did finally make it home and the flights went well on the way back with the exception of my wife’s bag which somehow got stuck in Atlanta and will be delivered to us later today. Also a special thanks to my co-presenter for the technology session, Brian Pitchman, for being willing to work with someone on 2.5 hours of sleep and a lot of coffee.


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Bellevue Tech Petting Zoo
May 8th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to Gordon of the Bellevue Public Library and to the small group of attendees at last night’s Technology Petting Zoo.

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April 29th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

One of the best ways to learn how technology works is to take stuff apart. In this broadcast, Leanne Mobley from the Martin County Library System in South Florida, will share a recent program called “Wreck the Library” where teens were invited to take apart computers, VCRs, modems, and more. Leanne will discuss the planning and implementation of this program, as well as information about the Martin County’s digital media center: the idea lab.

Leanne earned her MLS from Indiana University and currently works as the Digital Literacy Librarian for the Martin County Library System. Her background is in media production and she is passionate about using technology to bring ideas to life.

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.

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

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April 23rd, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks also to the folks who attended Jennifer Koerber’s and my ACRL/Choice presentation this afternoon. Here are those slides.

Emerging Technologies in Libraries from Michael Sauers

And here’s a 25% off coupon for those wishing to order a copy of our book.

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Library Polices
April 23rd, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended today’s Education Institute presentation. Here are the slides for your reference.

Library Policies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from Michael Sauers


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