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    • Apps in Facebook & Google OpenSocial: Why Librarians Should Pay Attention 

      Vacek, Rachel (2008-06-25)
      Looking at Google OpenSocial & Facebook Apps (in their early stages) and what it means for libraries.
    • Assessing Your Library Website Using User Research Methods and Other Tools 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-11-06)
      This is a presentation given to the Oklahoma chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. It's about using web analytics and content audits as well as a variety of user research methods to better understand ...
    • Bridging the Gap Between Print and Digital Environments 

      Vacek, Rachel; Riley, Anita (2010-11-11)
      Emerging technologies like QR Codes and Augmented Reality can help faculty, staff, and librarians extend services, promote resources, and widen access to instructional material to students in exciting and innovative ways. ...
    • Building a Better Mousetrap: Developing an Easy, Functional ERM 

      Brett, Kelsey; Castro, Jeannie; Vacek, Rachel (Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference, 2013-07-12)
      The need for various stakeholders in the library to access licensing information is critical when various departments are working with electronic resources. Managing these electronic resources can be a daunting task for ...
    • Building a Single User Experience 

      Vacek, Rachel; McHale, Nina; Battles, Jason (2011-10-18)
      The modern library web environment consists of multiple content sources and applications that perform essential functions that often overlap and could potentially create a fractured user experience. For example, content ...
    • The changing nature of web design and user expectations, and how libraries can respond 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-04-08)
      This was a presentation given to the Houston Area Law Librarians Annual Meeting at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX, on April 8, 2015.
    • Collaborating in the Clouds: The Tools 

      Vacek, Rachel; Creech, Anna (2009-10-26)
      Do you collaborate on documents within committees that are made up of members scattered around the world or your institution? Are you looking for alternatives to email discussion groups that will push your content out to ...
    • Considerations for your Mobile Library 

      Vacek, Rachel (2011-08-03)
      We all know by now that the ubiquity of mobile devices, from smart phones to e-book readers to tablets, is changing when, where, and how people are accessing information for personal and professional use. What does this ...
    • Considerations for your Mobile Library 

      Vacek, Rachel (2012-04-17)
      We all know by now that the ubiquity of mobile devices, from smart phones to e-book readers to tablets, is changing when, where, and how people are accessing information for personal and professional use. What does this ...
    • Content Contribution & Distribution 

      Vacek, Rachel; Porter, Michael (2009-10-28)
      This presentation was given at Internet Librarian in Monterey, CA, on October 28, 2009.
    • Contextual Inquiry: How Ethnographic Research Can Impact the UX of your Website 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-11-14)
      A contextual inquiry is a research study that involves in-depth interviews where users walk through common tasks in the physical environment in which they typically perform them. It can be used to better understand the ...
    • Cool Tools to Help Libraries Bridge the Gap Between Print and Digital Environments 

      Vacek, Rachel (2010-10-30)
      Emerging technologies like QR Codes and Augmented Reality can help libraries extend services, widen access to resources, and promote events to users in exciting and innovative ways. Using simple and free technologies, QR ...
    • Crash Course in Web Design for Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel (Reference & User Services Association, 2007)
      The article reviews the book "Crash Course in Web Design for Libraries," by Charles P. Rubenstein.
    • The Current Landscape of Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel; Dasler, Robin; Gola, Christina (2009-10-17)
      Learn about the current status of mobile devices, applications, and e-readers, and how they are affecting libraries. The live version of the presentation also provided a show and tell of the resources and devices.
    • The Current Landscape of Mobile Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel (2009-12)
      This is the opening keynote at the Central Texas Library System's 2nd Annual Technology Conference: The Mobile Library. My presentation sets the stage for mobile device use among library users, discusses mobile services ...
    • Discovery at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel (2011-06-26)
      This presentation is part of a larger program, "The Age of Discovery: Understanding Discovery Services, "Federated Search, and Web scale" at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 23-28, 2011. This presentation in ...
    • Drupal 101 

      Vacek, Rachel (2012-04-17)
      Learn the basics of this open source content management system and how you can create a robust website quickly and full of tools that will engage your users. This presentation will also focus on configuration, popular ...
    • Examples of what you can do with the DPLA API 

      Vacek, Rachel (2014-04-04)
      This presentation was part of a pre-conference, "Hacking the Digital Public Library of America” at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin, TX, on April 4, 2014.
    • Funding Mobile Innovation in the Library: The Why and How 

      Vacek, Rachel (2010-04-29)
      This is the keynote for the Spring 2010 CALLR Meeting (http://www.callr.us/). Mobile technologies are having a big impact on libraries today. This presentation covers why libraries should be paying attention, highlights ...
    • Get Your Game On in Instruction 

      Vacek, Rachel; Dasler, Robin (2009-11-12)
      Author Zora Neale Hurston said that "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” The same could be said about video games, where a gamer explores new and unfamiliar areas, asks questions along ...