On October 17 - 18, 2003 PNC/MLA will be hosting a day and a half of professional development opportunities. The classes will be held at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Washington in Seattle. Descriptions of the classes follow:

To register click here for a registration form.


The Basics of Electronic Document Delivery
~ Susan Barnes, Instructor -- MLA CE credit pending
$ 15.00 - Sponsored in part by the NN/LM PNR
~ Friday, October 17th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Use of electronic document delivery can bring a library savings in costs and time. In addition, more and more users prefer to view articles onscreen. This course will help health sciences library staff to make decisions regarding whether to provide electronic document delivery, and what software and equipment should be acquired. It will also provide information on how to work with different file types and how to determine whether a library's electronic publications can be used in electronic document delivery. Examples will be from the health sciences library field, but principles will apply to any kind of library.
Using Camtasia to Create Digital Video Demonstrations
~ Harry Love, Instructor
$40.00 for PNC/MLA Members, $50.00 for all others
~ Saturday, October 18th from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

When it comes to demonstrating computer applications, a black and white handout and a screen-shot-filled web page may not always work. Sometimes, learners need to see and hear the associated actions. Camtasia Studio(TM) is a suite of full-motion screen video recording and producing tools that can be used to demonstrate screen-based computer applications. This hands-on class will provide an overview of Camtasia's features and participants will create demonstrations of two applications: a web browser and an office productivity application (e.g., Microsoft Word). The class will also discuss some of the issues associated with digital video, including accessibility and producing for the Web. Time permitting, there will be a Q&A session at the end. At the end of the class, participants will be able to:

* record a video and save it to the desktop
* play the recorded video in a media player like Windows Media Player
* add effects (like annotations, images, watermarks, and callouts) to a video
* add transitions to video clips
* produce a video in multiple formats for delivery over the Web
* create a link in a Web page to the final video (knowledge of HTML is helpful, but not required)

Surveys Made Easy!
~ Dolores Judkins, Peggy Baldwin and Patrice O'Donovan, Instructors
$40.00 for PNC/MLA Members, $50.00 for all others
~ Saturday, October 18th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Do you need to know how your library is used or what your users want from your library? Learn basic information about surveys, what kinds of questions to ask, and how to ask them. Then learn how to use SurveyMonkey, survey software that PNC is providing for PNC members. This class will help you design a survey, and use Survey Monkey to send it out and get results you can easily interpret. Dazzle your library users. Get the information you need to provide the services they want.

Last Updated: September 10, 2003
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