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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Introducing the First Google Laptop - Online 

This month Michael talks with Jason Griffey, Associate Professor and  Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, who was one of the recipients of the CR-48, also known as the Google laptop. Michael and Jason discuss the implications of such technology and Jason will supply a hands-on tour of the device.  

Jason Griffey is an Associate Professor and  Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is now available as a part of Neal Schuman's "Tech Set." Jason's previous book, Library Blogging, with Karen A Coombs, is available through Amazon. He can be stalked obsessively at and Pattern Recognition, his personal blog. He is the author of the American Libraries Perpetual Beta blog (, and is also a columnist for the ALA Techsource blog ( Jason was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers in 2009, and is regularly invited to speak on libraries, the social economy, mobile technology, and other technology related issues. He spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Please see the NCompass Live website for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.

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Class Format
Date Time
2/23/2011 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
Michael Sauers
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
200 170
Registration Starts Registration Ends
11/30/2010 2/21/2011
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed