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Co-Chairs Kevin Reiss (Central) * Junior Tidal (NY)
Phil Barnett (CC) * Marvie Brooks (JJ) * Jill Cirasella (BC) * Daisy Dominguez (CC)
Flor Hernandez (BMCC) * Jeffrey Jia (QCC) * Mounir Khalil (CC) * Stephen Klein (GC)
LaRoi Lawton (BCC) * Galina Letnikova (LC) * Songqian Lu (NY) * Catherine Lyons (HO)
Ann Matsuuchi (LG) * Sara Rofofsky Marcus (QB) * Kanu Nagra (BMCC) * Steven Ovadia (LG) *
Maura Smale (NY) * Tinamarie Vella (Journalism)

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Mission * Upcoming Events * Minutes * Previous events * Resources

Mission
The Emerging Technologies Committee provides information on upcoming technologies that, while not mainstream yet, could present a future avenue for higher education and librarianship. The Committee, open to all LACUNY members, supports the mission with face-to-face meetings and presentations, as well as virtual interactions.


Minutes

May 28, 2009 minutes (PDF)

April 18, 2008 minutes (PDF)


Upcoming Events
Mobile Applications in Libraries Program
Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave.

October 5th, 2009
10:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us for a short presentation on mobile library applications. Presenters include Kevin Reiss and Alexa Pearce of NYU's Bobst Library.



Previous Events

2008/2009 * 2007/2008 * 2006/2007 * 2004/2005 * 2003/2004 * 2002/2003
2001/2002 * 2000/2001 *1999/2000 * 1998/1999 * 1997/1998


2008/2009

Firefox Plug-In Showcase
Co-sponsored with METRO

Friday, April 3, 2009
2-4pm
METRO

In this workshop we explored two Firefox plug-ins that are most useful for libraries: Zotero, a browser-based citation management tool, and LibX, which provides access to library resources right from the Firefox toolbar. We also briefly highlighted a number of other Firefox plug-ins of interest to librarians.

Handout from the presentations


Google Chrome, Google Docs, and the Explosion of Cloud Computing

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
10am-noon
CUNY Graduate Center

Google Chrome: Kevin Reiss (OLS) demonstrated Google's new browser
(slides from his presentation)

Google Docs: Jill Cirasella (BC) and Maura Smale (NYCCT) demonstrated some of the ways that Google Docs can be used for collaborative work
(handout from their presentation)


2007/2008

Free and Open Source Software for Librarians: Why Software Freedom Matters
Scott Dexter and Samir Chopra, Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College

Thursday, July 10, 2008
New York City College of Technology
10am-noon

Slides from the presentation (PDF)


Linux and Ubuntu for Librarians

Dave's report on the talk

Photos from the talk

Friday, November 16, 2007
City College Cohen Library
Room 1/340 (Electronic Classroom)
10am-noon

Dr. David Shields is Program Director of Program Management for Open Source Software in the Linux Technology Center, part of IBM's Systems & Technology Group. Dave will present a report on the K-12 Open Minds Conference, the first national conference to bring together educators and others interested in promoting the use of open-source in our nation's schools. The presentation will discuss some of the people met; the hardware demonstrated -- including the new One Laptop Per Child and the ASUS under $300 mini-laptop; presentations attended; and some of the opportunities and challenges that emerged from conference.
He'll also discuss Ubuntu, a Linux operating system, in educational settings and open document standard implications for libraries.

For more on Dave and his work, visit his blog: http://daveshields.wordpress.com/

Flyer (PDF)

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2006/2007

Second Life: an Introduction for CUNY Libraries
Kari Swanson, Yale University Library

Second Life is a 3-dimensional online environment populated by graphical representations (avatars) of over 1 million people. The virtual environment of Second Life offers the potential for radical changes in the way information and services are provided and also in the way librarians, library users and information interact. Librarians in Second Life are collaborating with users to bring them resources and services in numerous areas, including science, in traditional and new, innovative ways.

Kari Swanson (Kari Meadowbrook in Second Life) will provide an introduction to Second Life, including a demonstration of basic Second Life functionality, and tours of the Second Life Library 2.0 project and the library on the NMC Campus whose design was inspired by the Beinecke Library. See how virtual librarianship is taking on whole new forms.

Date: Friday, March 2, 2-4pm
Location: Graduate Center, Room 6418

Click here for the flyer (PDF)

Here is a Webliography for the Event.

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2005/2006

November 12, 2004
Presenter: Sylvie Richards (BC)

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2003/2004

Friday, April 23, 2004 Dreamweaver Workshop, Presenter: Sylvie Richards (BC)

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2002/2003

Program

Friday, November 2, 2002 Cookie Monsters & Multimedia for Online Education

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2001/2002

Program

Friday, November 2, 2001 Distance Learning and Academic Libraries in the 21st Century Friday, November 16, 2001 Bits & Bytes: Librarians Harnessing New Innovations in Technology

A. New & Innovative Technologies and the Future Employment Considerations in a Technological Age (convenor: Martin Zimerman)

B. Web Sites, I Wished That I Had Know About — Invisible and Grey Web Sites (convenor: Irwin Weintraub) Related resource

Wrap-up: LaRoi Lawton (Bronx Community)

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2000/2001

Program

Friday, October 13, 2000 (Hunter) Netscape Composer
Panelists:
Michael Stoller, Columbia University librarian and Erin Reinhart, professional web designer (Philip Swan, convenor). Presenters: Philip Swan
(HC), Shafeek Fazal (BX), Ann Grafstein (SI) and Monica Berger (NY). Related resource

November 3, 2000 (Lehman) Advanced Microsoft Word
Presenters:
James Watson (LE) and Linda Roccos (SI)

November 10, 2000 (John Jay) Microsoft Access
Presenters
: James Watson (LE), Shafeek Fazal (BX), and Tess Tobin (NY)

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1999/2000

Perfect Partnerships: Libraries and Microsoft Office
Three Hands-On Workshops for Librarians

April 7, 2000 (Hunter) Microsoft Windows & Introduction to Microsoft Word
Monica Berger (NY)
LaRoi Lawton (BX)
James Watson (LC) Related resource

April 28, 2000 (Hunter) Excel
Marvie Brooks (JJ)
Beth Evans (BC)
Madeleine Ford (HC)
Ilan Zelazny (HC) Related resource

May 5, 2000 (City College) PowerPoint
Maria Kiriakova (JJ) Related resource

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1998/1999

April 24, 1999 (John Jay) Help for the Helpers
Linda Jones Roccos (SI): Current Contents to Procite
Marvie Brooks & Maria Kiriakova (JJ): Reference Manager & BookWhere
Beth Evans (BC): Creating a Web-based Tutorial for Electronic Databases
Related resource

November 6, 1998 (John Jay) Set Your Calendar
James Watson (LC): Microsoft Calendar
Linda Jones Roccos (SI): Yahoo Calendar
Bonnie Nelson (JJ): Netscape Calendar

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1997/1998

April 24, 1998 (Baruch) Electronic Collection Development
Constantia Constantinou (Iona)
Michael Stollar (Columbia)
Susan Vaughn (BC)
Lucinda Zoe (BB)

February 20, 1998 (CUNY Central) Electronic Course Reserves
James Watson (LC): ERES
Susan Vaughn (BC): Virginia Tech
Martin Helgesen (CC): InMagic
Linda Jones Roccos (SI): Web Systems

November 14, 1997 (Hunter) Networked Printing
Jennifer Krueger (NYPL)
David Fuller (BB)
Susan Vaughn (BC)
Bonnie Nelson (JJ)
Loren Mendelson (CC)
Ilan Zelazny (HC)

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Resources

WEBSITES ON COOKIES, LaRoi Lawton (Bronx Community)

BIOLOGY, HEALTH AND NUTRITION SITES, Irwin Weintraub (Brooklyn College)

CHEMISTRY, Phil Barnett (City College)

History and psychology, Yvonne Bennett (Medgar Evers)

PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY, Michael wood (Hostos)

Multilingual education , Maria Kiriakova (John Jay)

ESL, reading and writing, Tess Tobin (City Tech)

Editing images, Monica Berger (City Tech)

SOME SELECTED CHEMISTRY WORLD WIDE WEB SITES, Phil Barnett (City College)

CGI PROGRAMMING IN PERL — WHAT, WHY, HOW Breck Witte (Columbia University) Libraries

WEB SITES I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT:GREY LITERATURE AND INVISIBLE WEB SITES, EIS Subcommittee

FINDING IMAGES ON THE INTERNET, Madeline Ford (Hunter College) and Monica Berger (City Tech)

INTRODUCTION TO TABLES IN NETSCAPE COMPOSER, Monica Berger (City Tech)

WEB-BASED TUTORIALS FOR WINDOWS 95, Monica Berger (City Tech)

MICROSOFT EXCEL - MAKING A CHART, Beth Evans (Brooklyn College)

WEB-BASED TUTORIALS FOR POWERPOINT, Maria Kirakova (John Jay)

CREATING A WEB-BASED TUTORIAL FOR ELECTRONIC DATABASES, Beth Evans (Brooklyn College)

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Last updated 7/21/08 JC