Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lesson 11: Wrap Up

11.5 was an interesting experience and timely since so much has changed since 23 Things. I learned some things I did not know, but most of it I was already familiar with. This is a good way to help staff learn about the technology SAPL offers so they may feel confident in instructing patrons. This kind of training in person would be ideal, but hardly feasible. This is a good alternative.

Lesson 10 Challenge

Bexar.org---Bexar County website, Elections dept for polling locations Texas.gov---Official website of the state of Texas, renewing driver's licenses USA.gov---US government portal, looking names & addresses of Representatives and Senators both in Washington and locally. For those that have access to technology, government apps could be extremely useful. But there are so many who do not have access to technology and this limits their access. To be honest I have no idea if this type of access will make us more or less of a democratic society. It is very possible that ease of access will prompt more individuals to let their voice be heard via these websites/apps. This would be a big change from what is being voiced now.

Lesson 9 Part 3: Library Digital Offerings-Freegal

Freegal is a very nice service and I use it a lot.

Lesson 9 Part 2- OverDrive Magazines

Eating Well MacWorld Yoga Journal A SAPL Library Card (in good standing) Access to OverDrive either by: OverDrive Web Site OverDrive App A Nook OR The Nook App NOOK HD NOOK HD+ NOOK Tablet NOOK Color Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Nook App for iOS Nook App for Android Nook App for Windows 8 A Barnes & Noble Nook account (free)

Lesson 9 Part 1 OneClickdigital

OneClick Digital audio Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Jeff Kinney Club Dead / Charlaine Harris A Perfect Storm / Lori Foster OneClickdigital eAudio Player--Android OneClick Digital--iOS eAudio Kindle Fire App eBook Desktop App eAudio Desktop App for iOS and Windows Adobe Digital Editions app eBook Mobile Apps--GooglePlay, iTunes, Kindle Fire eAudio Mobile Apps--Amazon, GooglePlay, iTunes, Nook For problems with the Kindle Fire Apps I would suggest deleting the app and reinstalling. Also be sure the patron has a Kindle Fire, not another Kindle device.

Lesson 8 Part 2 Challenge

Twelve Years a Slave / Solomon Northrup OverDrive very easy---use OverDrive a lot Dragonfly in Amber / Diana Gabaldon OneClick Digital easy to search, but have not used this format yet

Lesson 8 Part 1 Challenge

Formats for ebooks: Veronica Roth / Divergent Kindle Book OverDrive Read Adobe EPUB ebook 70 copies in ebook text OverDrive Listen OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 16 copies in audio Joseph Delaney / Revenge of the Witch OverDrive Read Adobe EPUB ebook 4 copies in ebook text OverDrive Listen OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 4 copies in audio