On Friday November 20th several Public Library Directors from Northeast Kansas gathered for the 2015 Fall Directors Institute, for what I am now calling Return to the Barn. The theme for the day was Library Technology. We touched on various themes including technology competencies, e-Rate, technorealism, and security.
Apps, Sites, & Tools
This year all attendees were asked to share a smartphone app, a website, or a tool that they find useful. Here is what we shared:
ELF Child Safe Browser (AWE)
7 Littlewords, Words With Friends
Runtastic, Sleep Cycle
Apple Music, Shazam
AP Mobile, IMDB
Anylist, Big Oven, Cozi Calendar, Evernote, Genius Scanner, Inbox, Lucidchart, Noisli, Novelist, One Look, Snip It, speedof.me
Amazon, Craigslist, Ebay, Little Vintage Trailer, Zillow
Alien Blue, Facebook, GoodReads, Net Galley
Apple Maps, Google Maps, NPR Station Finder, USA Rest Stops
- Public Library Director Technology Competencies, from APPLE Training, Robin Hastings
- Staff Technology Competencies, from Competency Index for the Library Field, WebJunction
- E-rate Glossary, from USAC
For notes about specific slides please see Dan (Techopics) or Greg (E-Rate).