TBC 16 Agenda

Tech Boot Camp 2016

April 26 – 28, 2016


11a – 1p – Meet & Greet / Registration

1130 – 1p – Lunch / Networking / Eating & Learning

1pOpening Ceremonies – Welcome to Tech Boot Camp!

  • Room assignments
  • Meals
  • The Buddy System
  • Demo Labs
  • Nerd Trivia

130p – Opening

Brick by Brick: The Story of Technology in Georgia’s Libraries. Emily Almond – Director, IT, Georgia Public Library Service

230pCirculating Ideas: An introduction to the podcast that facilitates conversations about the innovative people & ideas moving libraries through the 21st century. Steve Thomas – Branch Manager, Gwinnett County Public Library

345 – Break / Room Checkin / Networking / Eating & Learning

4pTech Is For Everyone: An Overview of Accessible Technologies that Increase, Maintain, & Improve the Functional Capacities of Our Library Patrons. Pat Herndon – Director, Georgia Libraries for Accessible Services

5pIf-You-Got-Hit-By-A-Bus-Tomorrow: What would you want your Director to Know? Table talks on how to transfer knowledge that’s useful. Facilitated by GPLSers

6p – Dinner / Networking / Eating & Learning

7p– ? – Demo Lab Open

7p– ? – Lo-Tech Makerspaces


730a – Breakfast / Networking / Eating & Learning

9aWireless Hotspots: Challenges & Solutions of Managing WiFi in Public Spaces Casey Hergett – Executive Director of Operations and Infrastructure, Columbus State University Information & Technology Services (UITS)

10aLight Up Your Library: Digital Signage in the Library – How not to spend a ton of money and/or use what you have to create high quality digital signage throughout the library. Kat McClure – Systems Librarian, Okefenokee Regional Library System; Curtis Spiva – Technology Librarian, Mountain Regional Library System

Tips on How to Create the Digital Signage Demo

Link to YouTube Video on How to Set Up Digital Signage with Chrome

11a – Break

1115aLibdata Update: Changes in print & time management systems and an update on new Chromebits. Charles Ellis – Primary, LibData

1230p – Lunch / Networking / Eating & Learning

2pCloud Block:

345p – Break / Snacks / Networking / Eating & Learning

4p Porteus Kiosk: A demo on a Linux based OS ideal for library catalogs. George Tuttle – IT Librarian, Piedmont Regional Library System

430pPINES Reporting Exclusive: How to Hack Evergreen to Get the Numbers You Need. Terran McCanna, PINES Program Manager; Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator

6p – Dinner / Networking / Eating & Learning

730pNerd Trivia: You really just have to come. Mucho fun.


730a – Breakfast / Networking / Eating & Learning

9aInformation Security: What You Need to Know. Dr. W. Todd Watson, Sr. – Information Security Officer Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

945a – E-Rate Update: Now that the deadlines have been extended, how can we maximize the opportunities for filing for Category 1 and Category 2 services? Candice Hall, Board of Regents E-Rate Team

1030a – Where In the World is YOUR Library?: Setting up business descriptions & correct geocoding in Google Maps. Darin Givens, Webmaster, GPLS

1130aCenter for Learning. Julia Huprich, Director, Continuing Education, GPLS

1215pClosing Ceremonies