Carterette Series Webinars

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Highlighting Trends, Innovation, and Best Practices in Libraries

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Upcoming Sessions

Improving the User Experience Through Usability Testing
Presented by Stephen Francoeur

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME


Stephen Francoeur, a user experience librarian at Baruch College (New York, NY) will give an introduction to usability testing and how it can assist in creating a more user-friendly library website. Check out Stephen's website at

Content Creation for Teens
Presented by Justin Hoenke

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME


As libraries continue to be squeezed out of the ebook lending picture and more patrons seek out information without library assistance, what is a viable path for libraries in the future? With more tools widely available for patrons to use to create their own content, libraries have a chance to transform from institutions that are only about borrowing to institutions about experiences.

Instead of just merely collecting “stuff” and lending it out to patrons, more libraries are encouraging their patrons to “make something” at the library. Whether it be the hackerspace at the Fayetteville Free Library, the YOUMedia lab at the Chicago Public Library, or smaller programs at other libraries throughout the country, libraries are offering more programs to encourage their patrons to be prosumers instead of just simply consumers.

In this webinar, Justin Hoenke (Teen Librarian, Portland (Maine) Public Library) will discuss the current trend of content creation at libraries. He will also share details about how to start up your own content creation programs and discuss his own content creation programs such as Make Music At The Library and Game On! Envisioning Your Own Video Game. Justin blogs at

Archived Sessions

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this bi-monthly educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.

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