Periodically, OPLIN offers webinars to both the Ohio and national library communities, on relevant topics relating to technology. Webinars from 2018 and newer are found on OPLIN's YouTube channel. Here are some of the slightly older ones:
- 25 Problems on Library Websites (and How to Fix Them)
Think your website is problem-free? From OPLIN's study of public library websites in Ohio, that's highly unlikely. We'll share results of our study, along with other common issues found on library websites. Some areas that will be covered include: Search;Contact & basic information;Optimization for mobile;Navigation;Section 508 accessibility compliance. We'll address why these present obstacles for your patrons, and what it will take to fix them.
- Making Your Images Ready for the Web
Are you responsible for creating and/or posting graphics or photos online? Are your photos stretched or pixelated? Are graphics optimized specifically for specific social media channels? Are website images inadvertently sucking up your patron's (expensive) mobile bandwidth? Does your library follow recommended best practices, to get the most attention for your images? You may not even be aware of some of the issues that web images can create for your patrons. In this webinar, we're going to help you get your images ready for prime time.
- Emerging Tech Trends Spring 2017
Technology is evolving—business models are changing rapidly; mobile first is becoming mobile only; and social media is a maturing medium. With so much information coming at us so fast, keeping up with technology can be difficult. In this new workshop, library tech expert Laura Solomon will keep you up to date. She’ll guide you some through new and emerging technologies and provide insight on how they may impact libraries. You’ll walk away from this workshop with practical tips to make informed technology decisions for yourself and your library.