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    • 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.
    • A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians 

      Vacek, Rachel (Reference & User Services Association, 2008)
      The article reviews the book "A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians," by Carolyn J. Radcliff, Mary Lee Jensen, Joseph A. Salem Jr., Kenneth J. Burhanna, and Julie A. Gedeon.
    • 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.
    • Putting the Library Website in Their Hands: The Advantages and Challenges of a Homegrown Content Management System 

      Vacek, Rachel (2008-10-18)
      A presentation on a home grown content management system at the University of Houston Libraries.
    • Mashing Up and Remixing the Library Website 

      Vacek, Rachel; Coombs, Karen (2008-10-20)
      Libraries today are presented with the challenge creating a unified user experience out of systems which are traditionally highly separate silos. Often this is done by literally copying and inserting data and information ...
    • Web Accessibility: Practical Advice for the Library and Information Professional 

      Vacek, Rachel (Reference & User Services Association, 2009)
      The article reviews the book "Web Accessibility: Practical Advice for the Library and Information Professional," edited by Jenny Craven.
    • The Library Makes its Small Screen Debut: Using the iPod Touch to Trial Library Services on Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel; Arellano, Veronica; Bennett, Miranda; Coombs, Karen; Dasler, Robin (2009-03)
      This poster presentation was given at the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference in Seattle, WA, in March 2009.
    • Research Where You Learn: Incorporating Research and Information Literacy Modules into WebCT 

      Vacek, Rachel; Arellano, Veronica; Dasler, Robin (2009-03-27)
      Meeting students where they learn is integral to their academic success, and right now, students are learning online. The use of course management systems such as WebCT has expanded well beyond the realm of distance ...
    • Librarians Using Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel (2009-07-10)
      At the University of Houston Libraries, we wrote a microgrant for prototyping mobile services on iPod Touch devices. We looked not only at user needs and expectations, but we also looked at how librarians are using mobile ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • iTouch and Go: Funding Innovation in the UH Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel; Dasler, Robin (2009-10-27)
      UH Libraries trialed the use of the iPod Touch as a tool to enhance the work of librarians. This presentation outlines the successes and pitfalls of this trial and you’ll learn ways in which you can jump-start a similar ...
    • Content Contribution & Distribution 

      Vacek, Rachel; Porter, Michael (2009-10-28)
      This presentation was given at Internet Librarian in Monterey, CA, on October 28, 2009.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • How to Be a Geek Goddess 

      Vacek, Rachel (Taylor & Francis, 2009-12-02)
      The article reviews the book "How to Be a Geek Goddess," by Christina Tynan-Wood.
    • Intranet 2.0 from a Project Management Perspective 

      Vacek, Rachel; Sharpe, Paul (Taylor & Francis, 2010)
      Library intranets require flexibility and efficiency and enhance the internal communication and collaborative nature of creating and organizing the institution's information. At the University of Houston Libraries, the ...
    • Searching 2.0 

      Vacek, Rachel (Reference & User Services Association, 2010)
      The article reviews the book "Searching 2.0," by Michael P. Sauers.
    • Mobile Innovations in the UH Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel; Gola, Christina; Dasler, Robin; Hoya, Billy (2010-02)
      Overview of UH Libraries’ Microgrant Program, highlighting the successes and challenges of two mobile microgrant projects, and sharing how opportunities for collaboration manifested both in and outside the library.
    • 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 ...