• Surfing Technology Without the Fuss

      Fu, Yunting (2010-10)
      Objective: To meet the challenge of helping library patrons keep up-to-date on emerging web-based technologies by creating a user- friendly environment for learning to use web-based gadgets. The goal of the project is to enhance the awareness of new technology and raise the value of the library to the University community. Steps: Every month, a web-based application/gadget is introduced via a LibGuide called “Cool Tools.” The guide coordinator then selects and assigns the monthly topic to a content editor. We look for applications/gadgets that are focused on helping students, faculty, and staff to gather, track and organize information more effectively. The tool selected should be simple to use, easy to access and require minimal downloading. The editor is given two weeks to develop content on using the selected application/gadget. On the first day of the next month, the new topic is launched via “Cool Tools” and promoted in the monthly library newsletter and through email.