Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Introduction to PDA's for Librarians (Metro Workshop)

Date: Friday, May 6, 2005
Time: 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location: METRO Training Center, 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Are you considering buying a PDA for yourself or want to know how they are being used by libraries? If so, you will want to attend this workshop. The registration fee is $75. Save $20 by registering two weeks in advance.

To register, go to: http://www.metro.org/2005_spring/in_palm_hand.html

Audience/Prerequisites: No prior PDA experience is necessary. You don’t have to own a PDA, but if you do, please bring it. Emphasis will be placed on devices using the Palm OS, but PocketPC and Blackberry systems will also be discussed.

Do you notice more and more people in the library, on the subway, at the supermarket tapping away at tiny computer screens, and wonder what they are doing? Are you thinking of buying a personal digital assistant (PDA), but aren’t sure what to get? Do you own a PDA, and are not sure how to make the most of it? Are you trying to incorporate PDA support as part of your library’s services? Then this is the workshop for you!

Topics of discussion will include:
* What is a PDA?
* The different brands, models and operating systems on the market.
* Considerations for purchase.
* Basic (out of the box) functionality.
* Freeware, shareware, and proprietary applications
* Uses for staff and patrons in the library.
* Tools for PDA training.
* Security issues.
* Wireless capabilities.
* Keeping up to date with the technology.

Presenter: Nancy R. Glassman is the Information Technology Librarian at the D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she is implementing Reference Manager and EndNote training programs, developing a bibliographic management software information website, and writing “cheat sheets” for AECOM Library patrons. She contributes a technology column to the New York / New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association’s newsletter. She earned her MLS from Kent State University.

Sponsored by METRO, the Metropolitan New York Library Council

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1 comment:

Colleen said...

What a fabulous workshop! I'd love it if Infopeople could offer something like this in California.