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Jan 23, 2018 from 11am to 12pm
In this webinar we will cover:
• demonstrations of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, with information about their capabilities;
• the benefits of voice computing for people with disabilities;
• privacy and security concerns of voice computing
• predictions for future use of these platforms, and
• suggestions for using these platforms in library services and events
First round applications are due by February 1st, 2018
SEFLIN is thrilled to announce that the Breakthrough Digitization Award program is back and now accepting proposals. The Breakthrough Awards are intended to support library digitization efforts that have run into roadblocks due to financial shortfall. The purpose of these awards is to provide the necessary resources to get a project to the next level, or ensure the success of projects just shy of completion. Awards will support projects that aim to create and share significant local digital content. Creativity in proposed projects is welcome, and applications are encouraged to propose novel solutions to their unique situations.
For more information about the Breakthrough Digitization Awards, please download the RFP here.
If you have any questions about the Breakthrough Awards or any of SEFLIN’s other Digital Services, please contact our Director of Digital Services, Josh Stone.
Jan 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 1pm
Negativity in the workplace” – the phrase has become almost cliché, hasn’t it? And the fact that it’s so “common” speaks volumes about the environments we face when we show up for work every day. Lower morale, lower productivity, lower customer service.
So what can we do about such a predictable, but demotivating, scenario? In this half-day face-to-face workshop, we’ll cover three primary sources of negativity in our workplaces: our patrons, our co-workers, and ourselves! We’ll discuss what causes it, how we can recognize it, and specific tips on how to handle it.
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time reflecting on this very human side of your workplace. You’ll come away with a new perspective on what others perceive as inevitable – you’ll discover ways to deal with it!
Location: Miami-Dade Public Library System, West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
UX - Graphic Design Basics
Jan 25, 2018 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Want to improve your library’s signs, posters, brochures and website graphics?
Join UX expert Aaron Schmidt in this webinar about the basics of practical graphic design. Aaron will demonstrate effective examples of good graphic design in libraries, and suggest tools that you can use to improve your graphics in your print materials and on your library’s website. You will be able to use ideas from this session to review and improve existing graphics and create new graphics that get your user’s attention.