Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Beyond Favorites: Sorting, organizing, and delivering web-based information to yourself and others
Tuesday, March 30, 2022
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
$130 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, March 23, 2022
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 6
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

If you have way too many favorites in your favorites list, or know patrons that do, and you want to learn about other creative and useful ways (besides adding more favorites) to organize and use the Web-based information you save on your browser and computer… then this day-long, hands-on workshop is for you! You’ll learn how, and more importantly, when to use your favorites list, your links bar, your computer’s desktop and your computer’s task bar to store Web links you want to revisit often. You’ll learn how to create desktop shortcuts to Websites and really organize your computer’s desktop, as well as learn how to create ‘instant web pages’ from your favorites without knowing anything at all about HTML. Finally you’ll learn other creative ways to deliver links to patrons and staff members.

Course Content

  • Your favorites list (when to use it, what to include/not include in it, when to use it, how to really organize your favorites)
  • Your links bar (when to use it, what to include/not include in it, how to move favorites to/from your links bar)
  • Your computer desktop (how to really organize it, what to include/not include in it, when to use it, how to create Website shortcuts)
  • Your computer’s taskbar (when to use it, what to include/not include in it, how to add/delete links from it)
  • Creating ‘instant Web pages’ from your favorites list
  • Creative other ways to deliver links to patrons
Audience: Supervisors, team leaders: Anyone who’d like to really organize the Websites they link to. Anyone who helps/teaches patrons how to use the Web.
Gail Junion-Metz has been having a wonderful time the last eight years teaching librarians, teachers, and kids about the Internet, World Wide Web, and information resources available online. As a librarian, she developed Internet workshops for faculty, staff, and students. As head of her own training and consulting firm, Information Age Consultants, Gail instructs public and school librarians, patrons, K-12 teachers, and students of all ages and interests.

In addition to teaching Internet workshops all over the U.S. and Canada, Gail also likes to write about the Net. She is most widely known for her "Librarian's Internet" column which is featured monthly in School Library Journal.

Gail has also written a number of books including Coaching Kids for the Internet: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for School Librarians, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for Academic Libraries, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for Public Libraries, Creating a Power Web Site, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and K-12 Resources on the Internet.

She has also had articles published in public Libraries, School Library Journal, The Internet Business Journal, College and Research Libraries, Library Resources and Technical Services and the Ohio Media Spectrum

A native of Racine, WI, Gail holds a Master of Arts degree in Library Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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