Session Title

Cool Tools: Free Apps for Organizing and Collaborating in Your Library

Description

Collaboration is a core element of the modern workplace. A 2014 study shows that collaborative culture increases performance and employee engagement. Collaborative and productivity tools are helpful for tracking and organizing tasks or assignments, allowing staff to easily monitor and follow through on tasks that might otherwise fall through the cracks. In this fast-paced presentation, e-resource management staff from the University of Minnesota Libraries will review a number of free tools and inventive approaches useful in libraries for both internal tasks and external communication. Featured tools will include screen capture and sharing apps (Firefox Screenshots and Jing); email reminders (FollowupThen, MixMax); password management (PasswordSafe); project management (Trello); monitoring e-resource downtime (via Twitter); and collaborative communication (Google Apps, including tips and tricks for becoming a Gmail power user).

Start Date

14-3-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

14-3-2018 4:30 PM

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Cool Tools: Free Apps for Organizing and Collaborating in Your Library

Collaboration is a core element of the modern workplace. A 2014 study shows that collaborative culture increases performance and employee engagement. Collaborative and productivity tools are helpful for tracking and organizing tasks or assignments, allowing staff to easily monitor and follow through on tasks that might otherwise fall through the cracks. In this fast-paced presentation, e-resource management staff from the University of Minnesota Libraries will review a number of free tools and inventive approaches useful in libraries for both internal tasks and external communication. Featured tools will include screen capture and sharing apps (Firefox Screenshots and Jing); email reminders (FollowupThen, MixMax); password management (PasswordSafe); project management (Trello); monitoring e-resource downtime (via Twitter); and collaborative communication (Google Apps, including tips and tricks for becoming a Gmail power user).