Updated on April 20th to add a 3rd presentation by Tiffany Woods
Student lightning talks return to the AALT Conference for their 2nd year. Conference delegates can join us Saturday afternoon (session 6C) for a series of short presentations of current work by LIT students. Each lightning talk is followed by a moderated discussion of ideas and issues raised by the presenters.
This year's student presenters are:
Jessica Machacek presents Camtasia
Jessica has recently completed her first year in the Library Information Technology program at SAIT, where she also worked as a Student Monitor in the Reg Erhardt Library. Since moving to Calgary, Jessica enjoys spending time exploring the city, and is a regular visitor to the Glenbow Museum and the Calgary Zoo.
Screen capture software, like Camtasia, can be used to create useful and simple tutorials for library patrons and staff. These videos can help patrons increase their understanding of a subject, like using specific computer programs. Screen capture videos can also help staff members to be consistently trained on new electronic procedures or software.
Anna Friesen & Kira Maros present Promoting Hans Christian Andersen
Anna is going into her second year of LIT studies at SAIT. After spending 6 years in the high-stress corporate world, she decided it was time to follow her heart, returning to the library world where she has previously worked for the Calgary Public Library as a page. One of her passions includes working with children while inspiring literacy and an excitement for learning.
Kira has recently completed her first year here at SAIT in the LIT program. In 2010 she was the dramaturg and assistant director on the world premiere (Montréal, Quebec) of Andersen’s Inkwell - a children’s production about the life and works of Hans Christian Andersen. She believes in fostering creativity and exploration at a young age and that you’re never too old to play...and what better place to start molding the minds of tomorrow than a library?
Come explore the secret garden of Hans Christian Andersen! Two SAIT Library Information Technology students share their experience in showcasing the diversity of his work over the ages and how his themes and stories are still relevant today. Through planning their first ever marketing event at the Calgary Public Library’s Nose Hill branch, these ladies learned valuable lessons, including some issues and the excitement that follow with planning events for children of all ages.
Tiffany Woods presents Library Innovation
Tiffany is a library technician graduate from SAIT Polytechnic. She is a huge Star Wars fan, so if you want to geek out with me about the Rogue One trailer after my presentation, she'd be okay with that.
The overall topic of the presentation is diversity of libraries. The relevance of my presentation to libraries, is that libraries are branching out into different formats. They aren't the libraries that are portrayed in the media anymore. The audience will get an introduction to different types of libraries are evolving with the times, to stay relevant with the technological changes of today's society.