Exclusive virtual preconference sessions for all #NJLA16 conference registrants

Once again this year we are offering two exclusive remote virtual conference sessions as a benefit to those who register for this years #NJLA16 annual conference. For anyone who registers for ANY part of the NJLA conference (preconference, one day or two day registration), you will be able to attend both sessions from the comfort of your computer, laptop or mobile device (via the Adobe Connect app). We are excited to be able to provided this value-added benefit to your registration... but you must be registered for conference to attend!
Note: All conference registrants will receive an email the week before conference with a link to use for the session and guidance on accessing the virtual room.
The two virtual preconference sessions this year are :
Monday 5/16
Session 1 : Yes, Our Collections Have Been Digitized: How Lyrasis' Digitization Collaborative Gets "Hidden" Collections Online
Time : 10-10:50am
Description : How often have you been asked if your newspapers or special collections have been digitized? While some librarians may debate techniques, strategies, and costs, one organization brings libraries together to accomplish the digitization in a collaborative approach. Come hear how it’s done in a talk show session format where the host queries the panelists, and then the audience joins the conversation.
Moderators: Debra Schiff
Laurie Gemmill Arp, Director of Digital and Preservation Services, Lyrasis
Paul Martinez, Cataloging Librarian and Archivist, Sprague Library, Montclair University
Sponsoring Groups: College & University Section / Emerging Technologies Section / History & Preservation / Reference Section / Technical Services Section
Session 2 : My Kids Bought Me an iPhone": Providing Tech Help to Patrons
Time : 11:10a-12p
Description : The purpose of libraries has historically been providing access to information patrons cannot get in their own homes. Today patrons come to the library looking for access to a computer, the internet, ebooks, and new technologies. With advanced technologies becoming more affordable, patrons should be able to look to the library to fill in the gaps about technology knowledge – how to use a device, how to access ebooks, how to make a webpage, how to code.
Kara Brehm, Cape May County Library
Sponsoring Groups:  Emerging Technologies Section
If you have not already registered for #NJLA16 yet, the time is now! 
Early bird registration ends this Friday, April 15th - and this will be a conference you will not want to miss! To register for conference, use this link : http://njla.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=14 
Really hoping to see you all there (virtually and in real life)!
Doug Baldwin and the 2016 Conference Committee