I totally blame @yo_bj for this talk since she was the one who pushed the lightning talk sign up board at me. I hope it was interesting and/or useful to some people. Continue reading Write the Docs Lightning Talk: Write the Accessible Docs
Most of our libraries and organizations have been around for numerous years, sometimes hundreds. Often that means many processes are created, changed as needed, and left in place long past their due date. Unfortunately, that means we are frequently working inefficiently, following old processes or cobbled together workflows.
The first part of the presentation will suggest methods for understanding and reviewing workflow. In the second half, we will take a look at various simple and lightweight tools and ways to use them to make work more efficient, especially in processing text, files, and data in batches.
Originally titled Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Making Work More Efficient. This webinar was presented for Florida Library Webinars on March 8, 2017. https://floridalibrarywebinars.org/events/16003/ Continue reading Reviewing and Improving Workflow and Productivity: Methods and Tools
This lightning talk was presented at Code4lib BC 2016.
For a copy of the slides, please see the presentation on SpeakerDeck (also below) or the version on GitHub.
Continue reading Code4libBC Presentation: Getting Things Done: Discovering Efficiencies in Workflow
This morning , I did another presentation for the Florida Libraries Webinars group. The first time was focused on web content, while this time was focused on overall design and structure. Continue reading Presentation: Making Web Services Accessible for Everyone
Just wanted to write a quick post to explain what is happening with presentations this and coming months.
Normally, after a presentation, I will put up a blog post with a copy of the slides and script. However, I’ve been asked to do the same presentation for different institutions, and there are so few differences, that rather than doing a full post, I’ve simply made note of the presentations and the differences below. I’ve also not added copies to SpeakerDeck.
While I update my presentations whenever I can, there really haven’t been any new discoveries or anything in the last year around writing accessible content. So I decided to base my slides on last year’s Making Accessible Content Easy and Part of Your Work presentation I did for the University of Pittsburgh.
- University of Pittsburgh March 2016 presentation. There was a technical issue causing the webinar to not be recorded, so they invited me to redo the presentation this year. I added the squirrel picture at the beginning, changed the wheelchair ramp picture, and took out a link that broke.
- JIBC March 2016 presentation. Changed all the references to and resources from University of Pittsburgh to JIBC, changed US to Canada statistics, and added the squirrel picture from the 2016 deck.
- FLW May 2016 presentation. Changed all the references to University of Pittsburgh to Florida Library related ones, changed resource links to general ones, and added the squirrel picture from the 2016 deck. Since this presentation hasn’t happened yet, I’ll update this post later if there are other changes.
This presentation was a lightning talk done at Code4LibBC Unconference 2015 on batch editing MARC records. Continue reading Semi-Automating Batch Editing MARC Records : Using MarcEdit
This was presented as a guest lecture at Langara College for the Fall 2015, LIBR 2411: Library Technologies and Information Management course in the Library Technician program. The presentation included a number of discussion questions and exercises, which are still noted but the wording has been edited. Please also note that sources are listed in the deck and typically not listed in the write up. Continue reading Presentation: Accessibility is About Your Users
This was originally presented as an online workshop for the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education, University of Pittsburgh on February 5, 2015. If you’re familiar with my presentations, everything up to and including the introduction to universal design is quite similar to my past presentations (especially the most recent one). However, after that, this presentation focuses solely on creating content, both online (such as using WordPress) and using software (such as Microsoft Word). As you can imagine, this presentation was geared towards non-technical users, going into much more detail on content guidelines than in any of my other presentations, and for UPitt faculty and staff. Continue reading Presentation: Making Accessible Content Easy and Part of Your Work
This was presented as a webinar for the Education Institute on Thursday, January 22, 2015. This presentation is mostly an amalgamation of the Access 2014 and LibTechConf 2014 presentations. There are a couple of small sections (namely analytics, how ever did I forget about that?) that have been added, but a lot of it is recap for those who have seen my presentations before. Continue reading Making Web Services Accessible With Universal Design
This was presented as a webinar for the Education Institute on Thursday, January 15. I metaphorically twisted Tamarack Hockin’s arm into presenting on the more interesting and practical parts of this topic. Continue reading Remix the Web! Using Mozilla Webmaker for Library Workshops & Programming