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NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech - The Power of the Internet: Use it Wisely - Recorded Online Session 


New special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLCís Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Perhaps you have noticed that teenagers have become one with their smartphone. Take away their phone and itís like they just lost a limb. But is the internet good for more than just social media, meme generators, and finding craft inspiration? Why yes. Yes it is.

This session is about all the things the internet can do, and how your library can leverage internet-powered tools to bring people into the library. What are these magical tools? Here are some examples:

  • Buy things online to save time and money
  • Build or grow your business online
  • Search for jobs online
  • Develop new skills through online learning
  • Connect with friends and family
  • Spread ideas and inspiration
  • Find answers to common questions

In fact, there is an almost ridiculous number of things we can do online. Thatís probably why teenagers are glued to their phones. Itís like a whole world inside a tiny, little box. This session is about the little things we can do as librarians to encourage patrons to use their digital world to improve real life. Letís show people whatís possible through library events, curated information resources, and good old-fashioned conversations. Itís the librarian way.

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

Apply for Nebraska Library Commission C.E. Credits - Report your C.E. Activity - You must include your name and your library name. We will assume you watched this recording on the date of the email, unless you tell us otherwise. Please feel free to include any comments about the session as well. Check the C.E Guidelines for information on earning C.E Credits. Please contact our Continuing Education Staff with questions about C.E. Credits. 

Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
10/30/2019 1 hour
No Charge
Amanda Sweet
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission