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Continuing Education and Events: 07/29/2014 - Evernote Workshop

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

Evernote & Productivity Tools

Presented by Polly-Alida Farrington 

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

A program offered by CDLC's Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC)

Do you ever lose track of information? Do you have post-it notes all over the place? Do you have brilliant ideas, then forget where you jotted them down?  In this workshop we'll look at some tools to help conquer the information mess.
Evernote is an amazing tool for keeping track of everything you need to keep track of. At it's simplest, it's a great note-taking tool.  But that's just the start. With browser and app add-ons, you can clip web content directly into Evernote, save the full text of articles and web pages complete with sections highlighted, email notes and content from multiple devices, store documents, take video notes, record audio and more. And that's just the free version. With the premium version, you can store text searchable PDF files and more. It really can be your external brain!
Best of all, Evernote synchronizes with all your computers and portable devices, giving you access to your notes everywhere. Content can be organized into notebooks that are private or shared with others as need be. Notes can be tagged with your own keywords to help you find content later.
In this workshop, we'll delve into Evernote and its family of tools, including Clearly and Skitch. We'll also look at how other key productivity tools that complement or integrate with Evernote. These will include IFTTT, Diigo, and Dropbox.
If you don't already have an Evernote account, please sign up for the free service before the workshop, so we can dive right into working with the tools. (this link will get you a free month of the Evernote Premium )

About the speaker: Polly-Alida Farrington is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with nearly 20 years of experience providing technology-related training, web project development and consulting services to libraries, library systems, and schools. You can visit Polly’s website at

The cost for the program, which includes lunch, is $30 for CDLC personal members and $35 for CDLC institutional members (staff at CDLC member libraries).

Please note: Please bring your wifi-enabled laptop with you for the session.  And if you have a smartphone and/or tablet, bring them with you so you can explore the app versions of tools too.
If you don't have a laptop, please indicate that you will need one when you register; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is limited to 20 individuals. Thank you for your interest! 


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