girlonlatopVirtual Collaboration is becoming a standard way to work with teams. The workshop: Creating Online Collaboration & Discussion was created to highlight the online tools available to make teams effectively work in a virtual environment. During the live session, we discussed not only the tools but their strengths/weaknesses and pros and cons as a team resource.

The course description:  Communication with co-workers, users and decision-makers is vital for libraries. Whether we are answering reference questions, teaching, collaborating or just connecting – it is what libraries are all about. With the move to virtual meetings, digital resources and online connecting – how can we enable this same level of sharing and communication?
During this workshop, we will explore:
– Cloud Storage and sharing tools
– Online Communication tools such as social media and online meeting software
– Online Collaboration Tools including wikis, social media and more
– Video and other hands-on tools – including how to create and market these resources
– Best practices for building connections and successful interactions in a virtual world

The training was held for SWFLN and SEFLIN members in April.  The full slides are available on Slideshare.

Cloud Storage and Sharing Tools

Online Communication With Social Media

Online Collaboration Tools

Team Management

Synchronous Tools

Supplemental Tools

Video Hosting Options