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Wednesday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cool Tools: Free Apps for Organizing and Collaborating in Your Library

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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).

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Sunshine Carter

Director, Collection Strategy & eRes Management, University of Minnesota Libraries
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John Halvorson

Library Associate III, University of Minnesota Libraries
John works in the Collection Strategy & eResource Management department at the University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities.
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Adam Johnson

Library Assistant, University of Minnesota Library

Chris Koehler

Library Assistant 3, University of Minnesota
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Amy Nixon

E-Resource and Licensing Specialist, University of Minnesota Libraries

Yumiko Toyota-Kindler

Library Program Specialist 1, University of Minnesota Libraries

Beth Wolszon

Library Assistant 3, University of Minnesota Libraries

Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JBD Lecture Hall Campus Center