Registration

Tech Days 2021 is a two-day series of webinars. Please register for each webinar individually; sign up for any or all!

Digital First: All Library Planning Starts with Digital
Wednesday, September 15
10:00 - 11:30am
Resetting your perspective is definitely necessary for 2021 and probably into the future!  Libraries really need to start planning and designing their digital services and programs by first making them as interactive as possible. Only then look at how these services and programs can also be offered in person too, and it will be a bonus!
Presenter: David Lee King
Technology-related continuing education contact hours: 1.5

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Canva Demo and Q&A (Wednesday)
Wednesday, September 15
12:00 - 12:30pm
This informal 30-minute session will be a brief demo of the Canva online graphic design and publishing tool, plus time to answer your Canva-related questions.
Facilitator: Cole Zrostlik
Maximum of 100 participants.
This session is not eligible for continuing education contact hours.

Register for the Wednesday session of Canva Demo and Q&A


Free Online Tools to Increase Your Workflow & Productivity
Wednesday, September 15
1:00 - 2:30pm
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them?
This informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve how you work. Come discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.
Presenter: Laura Solomon
Technology-related continuing education contact hours: 1.5

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The organizers of Tech Days regret scheduling the final day of Tech Days on Yom Kippur, a High Holy Day in the Jewish calendar. We know this means that some who would like to participate live are unable to do so, and we apologize both for the inconvenience and for the pain that not recognizing this important day causes. The Continuing Education Coordinators of Library Systems in Wisconsin now have a system in place to ensure that all days of significance are recognized. The sessions are being recorded, and presenters will be available for questions via email for those unable to attend live.

Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks
Thursday, September 16
10:00 - 11:30am
Video tutorials, online story hours, and marketing videos are all the rage right now. This session will tell you everything you need to know to plan, shoot, edit, and put your videos out into the world. By the end of this session, you will ...
   • understand the process of video production
   • access a list of recommended tools with tutorials to learn more, and
   • access a step-by-step Video Production Guide for Libraries

There will be low-cost, middle of the road, and high-cost options included to suit the needs of various library budgets. This session will also include both beginner and advanced software options for those who are less comfortable using technology.
This is a highly interactive session; audience participation is encouraged.
Presenter: Amanda Sweet
Technology-related continuing education contact hours: 1.5

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Canva Demo and Q&A (Thursday)
Thursday, September 16
12:00 - 12:30pm
This informal 30-minute session will be a brief demo of the Canva online graphic design and publishing tool, plus time to answer your Canva-related questions.
Facilitator: Cole Zrostlik
Maximum of 100 participants.
This session is not eligible for continuing education contact hours.

Register for the Thursday session of Canva Demo and Q&A


Emerging Tech Trends for 2021 and Beyond
Thursday, September 16
1:00 - 2:30pm
Technology has changed the face of libraries and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. In fact, the past year has pushed us, (or some cases made us scramble), to discover and experiment with new technologies and tools, train our staff and community, and look for new ways of doing our core activities. This session introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services. Examples are provided of how to incorporate these evolving trends into libraries. Attendees learn what trends to look for, find out the difference between a technology trend and a fad, learn how to adapt what others are doing to your community, and get ideas on how their library can respond to technology as it emerges.
Presenter: David Lee King
Technology-related continuing education contact hours: 1.5

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