Author Appearances

Computers in Libraries 2015; April 29, 2015, Washington, DC. 

Social Media & Mobile Apps: Tips & Tools for Innovative Services

Presenter: Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

As the volume of free online resources continues to grow exponentially, so do the challenges faced by librarians and other information professionals in their task of finding, evaluating, and facilitating community access to this free content. This presentation promotes free social media tools and mobile apps and shows how these can be successfully applied in libraries and other working environments. Developed specifically for “info pros” who want to use tech tools to innovate, improve, and add value to services, it focuses on innovative concepts and trends that are rapidly being “mashed up” and adopted in the library world. Learn about tools and apps supporting the latest trends in cloud storage, crowdfunding, ebooks, makerspaces, MOOCs, news aggregation, photo and video sharing, self-publishing, social networking and bookmarking, video conferencing, visualization, and wearable technology.

 

Interrnet Librarian, October 28 2014, Monterey, California

Awesome Mobile Apps!

Presenters: Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University &

Cheryl Peltier-Davis, Digital Initiatives, Cataloguing & Metadata Services Librarian, The University of the West Indies & author, The Cybrarian’s Web

Bishop shares some of the best free or low cost mobile apps for tablets and smartphones that will help you collaborate, stay organized and improve productivity — useful whether you are working on a project virtually, teaching or managing a project. Our second speaker Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis discusses tools and tips for Implementing innovative services with free social media tools and mobile apps applied in libraries and other working environments. It includes apps supporting the latest trends in cloud storage,  crowdfunding, ebooks, makerspaces, MOOCs, news aggregation, photo and video sharing, self-publishing, social networking and bookmarking, video conferencing, visualization and wearable technology – all tailored to the needs of libraries and the communities they serve.

See full presentation on Slideshare

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HACKING THE RESEARCH PROCESS: Tools & Apps for Librarians and Lecturers
Date: Wednesday April 9, 2014
Venue: Computers in Libraries, Washington DC

Presenters: Ron Chenail & Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

Summary: This presentation looks at the steps involved in research and the latest technology tools and apps available for researchers to utilize at each stage of the process: mobile and cloud-based apps allowing researchers to blur the traditional divides between the field and the lab and between the researcher and the participant; all while shortening the time it takes to conduct research; tools or apps (web based or device specific) which can assist in the tasks of analyzing, data gathering and reporting. These apps include note taking or productivity (EndNote, inScribe, MobileNoter), visualization and conceptualization tools (SimpleMind, MagicalPad, Mindomo, Popplet), online
collaboration ( itracks Mobile, GRID), data gathering and analysis (Nativeye, EthnoHub), multimedia capabilities for recording audio and capturing video (CaptureNotes, SenseMaker, TagPad), and data organization and cloud storage
(Dropbox, Mendeley Reference Manager).

 

 

 

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Keynote Speaker at the  Annual General Meeting of the Library Association of  Trinidad and Tobago

Date: Friday March 22, 2013

Presentation Title: Web 2.0 Tools for You: A Caribbean Cybrarian’s Guide to Free Resources on the Web and the Practical Application of these Resources in Libraries and Other Working Environments

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Conference: Internet Librarian 2012, Monterey Conference Center

Date: Tuesday October 23, 2012,

Session 1: Free & Easy to Use Web 2.0 Resources 12:30 pm- 12:45 pm

Summary

Designed for new and inexperienced social media users, our Web 2.0 advocate highlights free Web 2.0 tools on the internet, offering summaries and practical applications of these tools in libraries and other working environments. Includes: creating a book review blog, social bookmarking a reference collection, developing a policy driven wiki, recording a podcast, creating a tutorial using digital video, attracting fans on a Facebook page and providing regular tweets on upcoming events in the library.

Session 2 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Publishing & Community Engagement
Summary
Thanks to new technologies, it has become easier for libraries to be more than content consumers and organizers; many are now content creators or partnering with others to create. Libraries also help communities disseminate their own information: offering writing workshops, sending teen groups out to photograph the city for a photoblog, or even by helping them publish their own stories. This open discussion looks at how libraries can support the publishing needs in their communities. Come share your experiences and learn from others.

Conference: Computers in Libraries 2012 (CIL 2012)

Date: Saturday   03-24-2012   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  

Workshop Title:  W20: Web 2.0 Tools & Applications in Libraries

Venue: Hilton Washington, Washington DC

Summary:

This informative and interactive workshop offers in-depth summaries of free Web 2.0 tools on the Internet and the practical application of these technologies in libraries and other work environments. It covers such tools as: Delicious for social bookmarking a reference collection, PBwiki for developing a policy driven wiki, Facebook and attracting fans to ’like’ a Facebook page, Flickr for hosting virtual art and photo exhibits, Twitter for providing regular tweets on upcoming library events and new services,WordPress for creating a book review blog, and Zotero as a reference management tool. This workshop is guaranteed to be beneficial to attendees wishing to harness the full potential of Web 2.0 tools and provide innovative, value added services for library customers in all types of libraries.

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Session Title: Web 2.0 Tools For You – A Cybrarian’s Guide to Free Resources on the Web and their Practical Application in Libraries and other Work Environments

Description: Where can I find these Web 2.0 resources? When can I start using these new Web 2.0 technologies? How can I keep up given my busy schedule? These are comments often heard from Cybrarians after they have attended a conference or workshop presentation on Web 2.0 and allied technologies. The answers to these questions and much more will be addressed in this presentation by librarian and self-professed Web 2.0 advocate Cheryl Peltier-Davis. This presentation will highlight free Web 2.0 tools on the Internet, offering in-depth summaries and practical applications of these technologies in libraries and other working environments. Coverage is wide-ranging, catering to the needs of most tech-savvy attendees: creating a book review blog, social bookmarking a reference collection, creating subject specific RSS feeds, developing a policy driven wiki, recording a podcast, creating a tutorial using digital video, attracting fans on a Facebook page or providing regular tweets on upcoming events in the library. Attendees will discover dozens of resources which hitherto have remained hidden, or re-discover tools which they may have used and found helpful. This presentation is guaranteed to be beneficial to librarians and other information professionals wishing to harness the potential of Web 2.0 technologies in providing innovative, value added services at their workplace and keeping up to date with developments in this highly dynamic and fast-moving area.

Date: November 3, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Link to View Presentation: http://www.library20.com/page/general-session-room-links (search by first name Cheryl Peltier-Davis)