Don’t let this be you. Plan your presentation tech in advance.
Here is the presentation that Marcia Dority Baker, Gordon Wyant, and I delivered for the wonderful folks at NEFLIN yesterday morning. A special thanks to the attendees for the wonderful questions and comments.
Have you ever wanted to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an animated Gif? Me neither, but now you can with GifDeck. Just upload your file to SlideShare then give the SlideShare URL to GifDeck. Moments later, you’ll have an animated Gif.
I couldn’t think of any real use-cases but the site suggests using it in an e-mail or posting it to Twitter, both of which make some sense to me.
One important note: it will only convert 10 slides. (My original presentation, which I’ll be posting Thursday or Friday, is much longer than the Gif above.)
More and more librarians and library-lovers are realizing that they have a lot in common with Mozilla. While some people think Mozilla is just a tech company that makes Firefox, these savvy “Mozillarians” know that they’re more than that: Mozilla is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet.
Mozilla creates initiatives like Webmaker and drives the Hive Learning Networks — both focused on advancing web literacy, connected learning, and digital skills. These programs spark creativity and innovation, as well as build tools, curricula, and a community of people dedicated to helping others. Initiatives that enable citizens to develop 21st-century skills, become creators and shapers of the web, explore interests and opportunities, and develop themselves and their communities. Which kinda sounds like, well, what librarians do
Åke Nygren, Stockholm Public Library
Over the years Åke has been active in various library projects with a focus on lifelong learning, learning environments, digital inclusion, and social media. He is currently working with digital signage and social media for the Stockholm Public Library Digital Library Dept. Åke is a big fan of Mozilla and other projects working for a free and open internet. In January 2014, he launched a collaborative blog — Mozillarian.org — where he and other “Mozillarians” explore the intersection between the Mozilla community and the library world.
Chris Lawrence, Mozilla Foundation
Chris is the Senior Director of Mozilla’s Webmaker community team. Through this work Chris helps guide the Hive Learning Network project — helping to spread connected learning and web literacy through the exploration of digital skills for youth and educators. He is a graduate of Bank Street College’s Museum Education program and previously worked at the New York Hall of Science.
Christine Prefontaine, Facilitating Change
Christine is a strategist, activist, innovator, and designer. She is the founder of Facilitating Change, a boutique consultancy focusing on international, nonprofit, and community development. Her recent work focuses on civic media and technologies, libraries and other innovation spaces, and web-first publishing. She is a huge library advocate and an active member of the Mozilla community. Previously, she worked for the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Deloitte’s Emerging Markets Group.
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 for free @ http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=13203
Tech Topics in a Flash
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Our 2014 Spring Meeting will be broadcast completely online. This live webinar format is designed to allow participants to “attend” the meeting conveniently from their own desks. All you need is a computer and an internet connection! You can get together with colleagues or watch on your own. Register now!
- iPads in Your Library: You Can Make This Happen!
- Technology Tools for Technical Services
- Virtual Author Visits – Cheap and Easy!
- Animoto for Educators
- Creating Workflows and Projects with Web 2.0 Tools
- 40 Tech Tools & Tips in 20 Minutes
- What You Need on a Library Website
Devra Dragos, Michael Sauers, and Laura Johnson, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will give brief book talks about new titles that could be good additions to your library’s collection. It’s a mixed bag of popular fiction and non-fiction alike.