Sunday, September 26, 2010

The NCSLA Technology Round Table

The NCSLA Technology Round Table was great event! On Friday, September 17, 2010 the chapter held the event at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park (RTP), where NCSLA President Elect and Direct of the EPA-RTP Library Tamika Barnes provided an introduction and overview of the program. There were eight tables of which covered topics concerning OverDrive e-book service, Kindle Service, SharePoint, Data visualization tools, Instructional Tools (i.e. Poll Everywhere), Libraryh3lp, Social media tools to promote collections, and Collaboration tools (i.e. DimDim and Elluminate).

The topic representatives were genially knowledgeable about their subject matters and provided some really useful material around best practices and site references. There were over 50 members of NCSLA and NCLA in attendance. Each presenter had about 15 minutes to talk about their topic and thereafter, members rotated to the next table.

At the end of the day, Tamkia Barnes and Susan Forbes gave tours of the EPA library.

A very special thanks goes to all the presenters:
Elizabeth Caran and Danielle Clark from West Regional Library, Rachel Carriere and Tessa Cierny from the EPA-RTP Library (UNC Contractors), Susie Corbett from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Cory Lown, from North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries, Cass Plater from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Bluford Library, and Jill Robinson from NCLIVE.

Thank you to the RTP Chick-fil-A for donating the meal vouchers which were raffled during the event.

For more information about the event, you can read Tiffany Lopez’s tweets at hashtag #ncsla2010. Notes and commentary were provided by Jamal Cromity and Tiffany Lopez.

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