Yesterday, I hung out with the staff of the High Plains Library District in Greeley, CO. They are a very dynamic, energetic bunch!
I gave two presentations while there – here are the embeddable versions of them:
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Here’s a list of some of my most popular content from 2011, including blog posts, videos, photos, and presentations. I hope you enjoy poking through this list, and more importantly, following along – reading, watching, viewing, etc – in 2012!
Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011:
Most Popular Videos of 2011:
Most Popular Presentation of 2011:
Most popular photos of 2011:
From Flickr: viewed 289 times…
… and my personal favorite from 2011 in Flickr – my family. Viewed only 16 times, which is actually sorta amazing:
And my most popular pic inÂ InstagramÂ from 2011 (I’m davidleeking on instagram – Instagram is VERY COOL):
Here’s to a great 2011, and to an even better 2012!
Earlier this week, I spoke at the New Berlin Public Library in Wisconsin for the Waukesha County Federated Library System – Wisconsin has some great librarians for sure!
This was a well-attended talk, and there was some really good discussion afterwards. They are definitely thinking about and planning for the future.
And – just for the attendees – I warned you guys! I said I would post this pic to Flickr, and I did. It also makes a great addition to this post. Text is often much better with visuals… 🙂
Anyway – here’s the Slideshare version of my Wisconsin talk. This was a longer presentation (3 hours), and I combined some thoughts from my usual Freak Out presentation and my newer Creating Customer Experience presentations. The content blends together pretty nicely.
While in beautiful Australia, I met lots of cool librarians … and gave a couple of presentations, too. Here are the Slideshare versions of the presentations – you had to be there to get the full effect, but still – it gives a glimpse.
Freak Out , Geek Out, Seek Out – I found a couple of Australia examples for this presentation, which was fun.
Creating Customer Experience. At VALA, I combined this one with the Freak Out presentation above.
Modern LibGeek Landscape – some Provocative Questions. A bit of explanation on this one. It was meant to start discussions, and be a bit “out there.” Hence the odd questions!
A couple of weeks ago, I gave a presentation using my iPad, and it worked out pretty well! I used the iPad version of Keynote (Apple’s Powerpoint-like presentation software). Keynote has a handy-dandy presenter notes feature that is really easy to use, so your notes are on your screen, and your slides still appear on the LCD projector – in a much easier and user-friendly way than Powerpoint.
Guess what? The iPad version of Keynote does the same thing. The screengrab above shows the presenter notes view on the iPad. If there’s more text than shows on the screen, just use your finger to scroll down to the rest of the text.
You also use your finger to advance slides – just swipe the screen, and slides advance. Swipe the other way to go back a slide. Pretty simple to use!
Now – how did it work?
There were a couple of oddities, too:
So – looking to do a presentation without having to lug around a laptop? You might consider using an iPad/Keynote setup – easy stuff!