Friday, September 30, 2011

Get Connected!

Learn more about the tools available to 21st century learners at the first “Get Connected” event, on October 4th from 7-8:30pm at the SERC library. The public and school libraries have partnered with the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus to provide an opportunity for you to plug in with tips and tricks from area librarians and technology experts.

 “The online world is changing at an incredibly fast rate. It’s important to know where and how to obtain reliable and accurate information online, rather than counting on a simple Google search” says Information Technology Development Librarian, Krista Robinson.  “This event is not just for parents of students, but also for anyone who is interested in discovering amazing resources available to them online.”

One of the topics that will be covered will focus on social media. “Social media is not a fad. It's a fast-changing form of media that can help you find a job opportunity, the perfect school or the love of your life. It can also help you lose all three, that's why we focus workshops on helping everyone practice safe social media.” Says Kayleigh Platz, Social Media Specialist from the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

“Get Connected” will also include interactive presentations of various online research tools for children, for teens, for adults, free audio and ebooks, and the opportunity to try out various tech gadgets.  It is a free event, and no registration is necessary. Simply come to the SERC Library at 7pm.

The SERC Library is located between Northwestern Secondary School and St. Michaels Secondary School on Oakdale Avenue in Stratford. For more information call the Stratford Public Library at 519-271-0220. 

Get Connected is a project of the Stratford Public Library, Avon Maitland District School Board, Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board, and the University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus. 

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