Tech Connections 4 Conference, day 2
Date & Time
Friday, May 24, 2022
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Fawcett Hotel and Conference Center

2400 Olentangy Road Columbus, Ohio
Register Below:

$75 for either day or $125 for both

CEU Credits:6
Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2022
Limit: 250
Registered Now: 0
Tame the Wild Side of Technology
Intended Audience
Library management and IT staff
Topics of Discussion


09:15 AM - 10:00 AM Web Archiving: SLO’s JERRI Projectr
James Buchman, Head, Public Services, State Library of Ohio and Gretchen Persohn, Head, Research Services, State Library of Ohio

09:15 AM - 11:00 AM Technology of Video Conferencing
Jake Bapst, Director of Instructional Media, University of Rio Grande

09:15 AM - 11:00 AM Understanding Website Development & Maintenance
Miriam Kahn, MBK Consulting
This presentation will discuss the elements that are necessary to design useful, efficient, and easy to maintain websites for libraries, archives and historical societies. The information provided will to help Administrators, Information Gatherers and Webmasters understand what to link, how to present information for their users, and most importantly, how to make the site easy to navigate and easy to maintain.

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Online Reference Services
Belinda Barr, Head, Information Services, King Library, Miami University

10:15 AM 11:00 AM How''s the Library without Walls Doing? Let''s Take a Look at the
Why''s of Remote Services"
Bob Carterette, Head, Automation Services, Cleveland Public Library

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Basics of Firewalls
Ryan Ferris, Computer Services Coordinator, NORWELD Regional Library System

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Evaluating Web-based Training for Staff Training: Training Goals and Administrative Choices
Diane Kovacs, Kovacs Consulting Internet & Web Training
What are the costs and benefits in terms of time, money, and job performance improvement of electing to use Web-based training programs for library staff training? What kind of training can be delivered successfully through Web-based materials and instruction? Will Web-based staff training save the library money or time? This presentation will address these questions as well as related Web-based training design and implementation issues including: Identifying and evaluating existing Web-based training programs, developing Web-based training in house, and choosing Web-based training developers.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Biometrics
Beth Strickland

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EZ Proxy: Setting Up and Administering for Remote Database Access
Tracy Strobel, Web Applications Supervisor, Cleveland Public Library

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
snacks served at your convenience from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM Microsoft ISA Server
Ryan Ferris, Computer Services Coordinator, NORWELD Regional Library System

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM Preservation & Technology
Miriam Kahn, MBK Consulting
In this time of ever increasing dependence on technology, we tend to ignore its short lifespan. As hardware ages, new programs will not run, and as new software is developed, the old is left behind. Have you tried reading a 5 inch floppy lately? Learn about the preservation issues and problems of technological obsolescence and advancements. The good news is computer hardware and software is not the first medium to encounter this problem. Let''s learn from other fields and plan for the future. Many institutions and organizations are working toward a solution to long-term digital storage and preservation. A brief discussion of some of the projects and players will be included.

01:15 PM - 03:00 PM First get it. Then get it Done! IT Project Management
Ben Rule, Technology Coordinator, SOLO Regional Library System
Successful IT managers require successful project management skills. Practically any IT initiative can qualify as a project— installations, upgrades, migrations, technology planning, process improvements, support, training . . .you name it. Information technology projects have specific objectives, a clear beginning and end. They involve dollars, equipment, people and an organized sequence of tasks. Join Ben Rule and discover more about the “project driven” aspects of IT management and take home key tips to get your projects done on–time and on-budget.

01:15 PM - 03:00 PM Management of Video Conferencing
Jake Bapst, Director of Instructional Media, University of Rio Grande

02:15 PM - 03:00 PM Virtual Reference Services
Tracy Strobel, Web Applications Supervisor, Cleveland Public Library