[Michlib-l] You are Invited: October 3 TLN Technology Forum - Registration is Now Open

Angie Michelini amichelini at tln.lib.mi.us
Thu Aug 21 15:27:33 EDT 2014

The Library Network invites you to attend our 2014 Technology Forum 
Date :             Friday, October 3, 2014 
Time :            9am-3:30pm 
Where :         Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 
Registration Fee :      $30 
All library staff in the State of Michigan are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
Keynote:   Technology That Attracts Attention 
Technology attracts our attention in different ways. First, it’s cool. So we will look at some of the cool new technologies that are out there, and how libraries are or could be using them. But in addition to that, technology is used to attract the attention of our patrons. “Patron engagement” is a buzz word in the library world that means that we are striving to interact with our patrons in a variety of ways, to get them engaged with the resources and services that our library offers. So we will also look at ways to reach out to your patrons using technology so that the library remains as a prominent resource for your community. 
Speaker:  Karen Knox, Director, Orion Township Public Library 
Karen C. Knox is the Director of the Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) in Lake Orion, Michigan. After working for twelve years in library technology, she has been enjoying the challenges of administration since 2012. Her technology and management background provides her with the tools to help grow OTPL and lead them into the years ahead. Most of all, she enjoys helping people use technology and library services to improve their lives. She is the author of Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries (2011). She has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. 
Breakout Sessions 
Hidden Disabilities, Helpful Technology: Improving Library Accessibility 
Vanessa Morris, Regional Librarian/Director, Wayne County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 
In this session, you’ll learn what products are available to make your library accessible to users regardless of vision impairments or other hidden disabilities. You’ll also familiarize yourself with accessible software that’s already built-in to your library’s computers. Hidden disabilities are everywhere. Find out how to make your library's technology accessible to everyone. 
Responsive Web Design for Libraries 
Matthew Reidsma, Web Services Librarian at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 
Today's library patrons are browsing the Web on a variety of devices including tablets, e-readers, mobile phones, and desktops. Who knows what devices they will be using next year? Responsive Web Design enables your library's website to automatically adapt to whatever device your users have. Learn how to design with fluid grids, flexible media, and CSS media queries to deliver an optimal experience for all of your library patrons. Design one website to fit all devices. 
Meeting the PCI Challenge 
Dan Gregory, Pre-Sales Director, Creative Breatkthroughs, Inc. 
Complying with PCI is a necessary step in safely accepting credit cards.   Don’t let anyone tell you that PCI Compliance is not important.   The following topics will be discussed in relation to how PCI affects your organization: Challenges of PCI Compliance. Importance of Being PCI Compliant. PCI Data Security Standard. Best Practices. 
Benefits of Server Virtualization 
Rodney Mach, Hiperlogic 
Rodney will discuss the benefits of virtualization including reduced cost, improved service time, and simplified disaster recovery. He will also cover some common mistakes to avoid when implementing a virtual environment, and provide a roadmap on how to go from a physical environment to a virtual environment. 
Tech Talk:   Challenges & Solutions 
A panel of library technology managers discusses current challenges and describes the approaches and solutions they are implementing in their libraries.   
Forum check-in begins at 9 AM with the keynote speaker beginning at 9:30 AM .  
Continental breakfast , lunch and afternoon snack will be provided.   This year we are offering sandwich choices.   Sandwiches will be provided by Lafayette Market. 
Registration fee is $30 per person . 
We are offering two methods of payment for online registration.  You can either pay with a check or credit card (via PayPal) 
Checks can be made payable to The Library Network and either mailed or sent through the TLN delivery route to Delivery Code: TLN #49 (for TLN member libraries), Attention:   Jeri Lobb.   Please be sure to include the printed registration form(s) with your check.   One registration form per person.   
Registration Choices 
As part of the registration process we are asking you to choose your sandwich and to prioritize the breakout sessions.   Please assign 1 number per session choice from 1 through 4.   There will be 2 breakout sessions in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.   A complete program will be provided in late September. 
Online registration is located on the TLN website under the category, TLN Events (in the center of the home page) or this link:   http://tln.lib.mi.us/forumevent/ 
Registration deadline is September 19, 2014 .  
Please direct any questions to Angie Michelini, 248.536.3100 x144 or amichelini at tln.lib.mi.us . 
We look forward to receiving your registration and having you join us on October 3. 
Thank you, 
Angie Michelini 
Technology Services Manager 
The Library Network 
41365 Vincenti Court, Novi, MI  48375 
Office:  248.536.3100 x144 

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