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Digital Bytes

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NEW! Tools for People with Disabilities
Time: 6:40
One in four people in the U.S. live with a disability. In this Digital Byte, Jamie talks about five mobile tools that could be helpful for this demographic.  Watch

NEW! Breaking the Binary
Time: 17:56
In this Digital Byte, Sarah discusses pronouns, gender identity, gender expression, and more.



Recent Digital Bytes

Finding Books By Grade Level
Time: 4:56
This Digital Byte focuses on finding books at a particular reading level, and more specifically, how to search Aspen for books using Accelerated Reader book level and Accelerated Reader interest level filters. Watch

Making a Mistake
Time: 6:51
In this Digital Byte, Jamie talks what to do when you make a mistake at work. Watch

7 Tips for Unpleasant Conversations
Time: 3:42
Do you need to have an uncomfortable conversation and worried that it might not go well? In this Digital Byte, Jamie offers some helpful tips.

Time: 3:42
In this Digital Byte, Jamie shares an audio content tool called Mote. How does it work and how can it be used in library collaboration?

Latest Digital Byte

Annual Report
  • Keeping Track: Recording Program Statistics in the Wisconsin Public Library Annual Report 32:29   Watch     Transcript
Continuing Education
  • Continuing Education Resources  5:22   Watch
  • Forms for Public Library Certification   6:35   Watch
Customer Service
Databases/Online Resources
  • JCW Resume Builder 10:29  Watch
  • NoveList Plus 10:50   Watch
  • Sharing Gale Courses Links 2:15    Watch
Marketing, Social Media & Advocacy
    • Bitmoji  8:51   Watch
    • Communications Tips (While Wearing a Mask)  8:07  Watch
    • Creating a Bitmoji Library 12:34   Watch  More Resources
    • Creating Transparent Logos 6:28  Watch
    • Free Stock Photos   5:32    Watch
    • Introduction to Canva 27:44    Watch      Digital Bytes Training Guide
    • MailChimp   6:08   Watch
    • Photo Editing Apps    5:55  Watch
    • Print Friendly   2:55   Watch
    • Scheduling Facebook Posts    4:06   Watch
    • Scheduling Facebook Posts On Your Mobile Device   2:59   Watch
    • Social Media Message Optimizer  5:26  Watch
    • Images on Websites Time: 12:24 Watch
    • URL Shorteners   2:35   Watch
    • Writing a Press Release  9:03     Watch   Training Guide
    • Zoterobib: Creating a Bibliography    4:05  Watch


Technology Tools
  • Bitmoji  8:51   Watch
  • Creating a Web Button for Library Stories   6:35   Watch
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately   14:31    Watch      Training Guide
  • Google Form Registration15:38   Watch
  • Images on Websites 12:24   Watch
  • Online Digital Book Club 7:35  Watch
  • Sliders Accessibility and Mobile-Friendly Design  4:57  Watch
  • Spring Cleaning for Your Website    8:00   Watch    Training Guide
  • URL Shorteners   2:35   Watch
Workplace Problem Solving & Culture
  • Basic Computer Skills   10:17    Watch
  • CDC App  4:11  Watch
  • Challenging Colleagues   14:04   Watch     Training Guide
  • Internal Customer Service: Strong Work Ethic   11:41   Watch    Training Guide
  • Meeting Tips   11:12   Watch   Training Guide
  • Mindfulness App  2:12  Watch
  • Library Employment, Part 1  8:27  Watch
  • Library Employment, Part 2   5:13   Watch
  • Library Employment, Part 3   5:41   Watch
  • Password Protecting a Document   3:30   Watch
  • Positive Work Culture   12:33    Watch     Digital Byte Training Guide
  • Print Friendly   2:55   Watch
  • Supporting & Representing Indigenous People in the Library
    22:31  Watch
  • Tomato Timer  4:08   Watch
  • Hemingway App   3:21   Watch
  • Unpleasant Conversations (During a Pandemic) 9:15  Watch
  • Windows Snipping App   3:37   Watch
  • Zoterobib: Creating a Bibliography  4:05  Watch
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