Screentastic! Screencasting for Librarians

If you’re interested in learning more about screencasts and hearing tips on how to create them, this is the perfect program for you! Screencasts are excellent tools for demonstrating software, teaching computer skills, and visually sharing step-by-step navigation of websites and databases. They can be a powerful tool for all types of libraries. Come learn how to design and produce killer screencasts for staff and public use, whether your targeted audience is a single person or an entire community. And check out this article from American Libraries magazine to learn more about screencasts before the program.

Here’s a recent example from Skokie Public Library:

Mick Jacobsen of Skokie Public Library and Shannon Scanlan of Prospect Heights Public Library, both experienced screencasters, will provide an overview of the many ways you can start creating fantastic screencasts right away.

Edit: Stephanie Kerns has been added as a third presenter. She began screencasting with a project to create a PubMed tutorial for the Galter Library in 2003. She is currently interested in how screencasting addresses different learning styles. Her current position is Head of Education and Outreach and Curriculum Librarian at Northwestern University’s Galter Library. She received her MLS from Indiana University, and her job experience includes positions at the medical libraries at the University of Southern California and at Georgetown University.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 9:30am-12:00pm

Where: NSLS Auditorium, 200 W. Dundee Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 [map and directions]

Cost: Free – sponsored by HW Wilson

Register online now!

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