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November 2017

Social Media 101: A Librarian’s Guide to Hashtags, Stories, and Filters

November 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
ODL Computer Lab, 200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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Computer & App Classes

Let’s face it—social media is here to stay. Guess what? That’s great news for librarians! Take advantage of these free tools to connect with patrons of all ages, including the millennials and young adults. This hands-on introductory level class will help you discover everything you need to know to get started with social media. We will be using Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Live apps. During the day, participants will sign up for accounts and have fun using these social media platforms.

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A Librarian’s Hands-On Guide to Grant and Proposal Writing

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
ODL Computer Lab, 200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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Computer & App Classes

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: finding funding opportunities, becoming familiar with internal grant office structures, documenting the need, identifying the target population, writing measurable objectives, developing a work plan, developing a basic budget, and creating an evaluation plan. Grant and proposal writing skills are

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December 2017

A Fresh Look @ Facebook: Tips, Tricks, and New Features

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
ODL Computer Lab, 200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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Computer & App Classes

So, you are already fairly comfortable using Facebook to stay connected with your patrons and/or friends and family. How can you tweak your library’s Facebook page to put your organization’s best foot forward? Facebook is constantly adding new features, making it sometimes difficult to keep up with the changes. In this class you will learn new ways to manage a page, master the live video, and navigate through this powerful, ever-expanding, global platform. We will dive into the settings and privacy for Facebook, as well as events,

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Crash Course in Photoshop Elements: Get Your Historypin Pics Ready to Go Online

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
ODL Computer Lab, 200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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Computer & App Classes

In preparation for Historypin training on December 7, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is offering a special one-day crash course in Photoshop Elements, the gold-standard in digital photograph editing software. This training is provided to ensure the photos you share in Historypin will look their absolute best. Learn how to successfully navigate around the different editors and portals in the program. Explore basic features such as version sets, straightening photos, and cropping to pixel sizes recommended by the Historypin tool. Delve into extremely powerful tools using Histograms

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Hands-On Historypin: Digital Time Machine for Library & Community Archives

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
ODL Computer Lab, 200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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Computer & App Classes

Looking for an easy, inexpensive (free!) way to share photographs from your local history collection online? Explore Historypin, a free website that lets you upload historical photographs, videos, and sound clips that can engage your patrons and build connections. Historypin is a digital, user-generated archive where the location and date of the content is entered to “pin” it to Google Maps. Historypin lets you create online digital tours from your content. You can superimpose your historical photos over their present day locations. You can even

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ODL Board Meeting

December 8 @ 10:00 am
ODL South Conference Room, 200 NE 18th, 2nd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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meeting notice

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries Board will meet December 8, 2017.

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2012 Economic Census

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ODL, 2nd Floor Internet Lab, 200 NE 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
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census pie chart

This workshops will include – Data for where you live and work about people and their characteristics How to find the square mileage of towns and cities and how it can change How to work with Census Dataset Prefixes, such as “B” for American Community Survey (ACS) tables that shows the most data in ACS, or “CP” for Comparison Tables. How to find towns that aren’t large Metropolitan/micropolitan Statistical Areas that are in more than one county   There are

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