Come hear me speak at Internet Librarian 2011

IL11_SPEAKERBUTTON_125x125W12 – Webcasting & Podcasting: Building Connections, Conversations, & Content on the Net
Sunday Pre-conference 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Michael P Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Technology & Access Services, Nebraska Library Commission
Christa Burns, Special Projects Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

This interactive workshop by experienced webcast and podcast producers covers the planning, running, and pre- and postproduction of webcasts and podcasts of NCompass Live. Based on the speakers’ weekly NCompass Live episodes, the workshop illustrates how to broadcast live, record, and make available in both video and audio formats a program that can cover a variety of library topics ranging from children’s services to services for the blind and visually impaired, to a monthly "Tech Talk" episode. Help the speakers build an episode of the show so you’ll know how all the steps fit and how to build a program in your environment. Get all their tips and techniques as they share their secrets of success for the NCompass Live program.

D203 – Engaging Communities With Collaboration
Tuesday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Michael P Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Technology & Access Services, Nebraska Library Commission
Nalini Mahajan, Medical Library Director and Webmaster, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Hear about the implementation of a local installation of WordPress to provide small public libraries throughout the state with free websites, since more than 100 public libraries in Nebraska had no noticeable web presence. Sauers shares lessons learned with the technology and work involved, the reactions of the participating libraries, challenges, and future plans. Mahajan discusses a collaborative effort to create Information Connections, a website for parents of children with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases, with funding from the National Library of Medicine. She highlights how the hospital developed needs assessment tools, designed a navigational architecture, and developed the information portal to resources and websites with a special focus on autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, Down syndrome, and traumatic brain injury, among others. Having access to reliable, high-quality health information and local resources provides emotional support to families, especially during stressful times, and provides resources for healthcare providers, colleges and universities, schools, libraries, and hospitals at points of care or at home.

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