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Tech Talks

These webinars offer training, tips, and discussion on a wide variety of emerging technologies and technological "best practices."  Topics include software, hardware, peripherals, and much more.

  • Printing Solutions - August 28, 2019
    Members of the Technology & Digital Services Committee, Matthew Latham & Christopher Elford, break down the pitfalls and best practices when selecting and installing printing services for your library.

  • Squarespace for Library Websites - July 25, 2019
    Squarespace is a website builder and host that allows designers to create attractive, mobile responsive web pages with an easy drag and drop editor. Many BCCLS libraries are currently using the platform to host websites that are simple and easy to edit (e.g. Ramsey, Glen Rock, and Livingston). Joseph Emery of Livingston Library will demonstrate how Squarespace works and discuss the pros and cons of the platform while giving a tour of the his library's website.
    • Backing up information
    • Data removal
    • Uninstalling and deauthorization
    • Performing a factory reset
    • Recycling
  • Advanced LibCal Training - May 20, 2019
    Veronica Potenza (Wyckoff) and Joseph Palmer (BCCLS office) reviewed options that will help you get more out of LibCal. Topics covered include:
    • Syncing your LibCal calendar with your Google calendar
    • Choosing your desired view when embedding your LibCal calendar on your website
    • Changing your default email settings
    • and more!

  • LibCal Tips and Tricks - February 11, 2019
    Marcia Literati (Tenafly) and Joseph Palmer (BCCLS office) give you some great ideas on how to customize and use LibCal to highlight your library's events. 

  • I Stream, You Stream! - July 13, 2018 
    Curious about Kanopy? Trying to decide if all that hoopla over Hoopla was worth it? Interested in patron freebies with Freegal? Marcia Literati (Tenafly) and Matt Latham (Leonia) are ready to fill you in with all the sweet details about streaming services that your library can offer patrons.
  • Reanimating Your Archives - November 15, 2017
    Covers tips for spreading the love of your archives and reference materials that may be stored away in your library's back room, basement, closet or director's office.
  • Analyze This: Using Web and Social Media Statistics - August 30, 2017
    Dive into the mystical world of analytics available behind the scenes. Learn how to keep track of how your posts do every month on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Claim your library as a business in Google so you can control what people see when they search for you. Get integrated in your town's community calendar with Burbio. We've got all the tricks you need to manage a more meaningful web presence!
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