Keeping up with the latest technologies can be very time intensive so finding a good conference that introduces some of these technologies can be a time saver. Rochester Instititute of Technology (RIT) recently hosted an event – Tech Camp – which was sposored by the Rochester Regional Library Council.
Tech Camp featured a full day full of mini-sessions on different technologies, tools, and gadgets for librarians and library users. For a small fee attendees were able to attend various technology rich sessions and had the opportunity to visit the “Extra Helpings Bar”. This “bar” featured many of the newest gadgets (iPads, Kindle Fire, iPhones) and an expert able to answer questions about the devices.
The sessions ranged from using Google Docs for Collaboration, to Free Cloud Computing, to Augmented Reality and Libraries. Many of the workshops involved a hands-on section so attendees could try out the technologies being introduced during the session. Two Milne Librarians (Kim Davies Hoffman and Michelle Costello) presented the workshops, Storytelling with Animoto and Animating with Xtranormal and another Milne librarian (Corey Ha) served as an expert at the “Extra Helpings Bar”, helping attendess with questions about their iPhone.
If you are interested in learning about any of these technologies, fill out a research consultation request for a one-on-one meeting with a librarian.