Tuesday Tech Tips

Each Tuesday, the Niagara Falls Public Library publishes a helpful tech tip highlighting a computer tool or online resource relevant to library staff and patrons. Click on the name of a resource for a printable information sheet. (PDF format)

11/14/2017 - Google Photo
You want your colleagues to see your smiling face (or another image) when they communicate with you on Gmail, but have always felt confused or too busy to add a photo to your Google account. No more excuses! 

11/7/2017 - National Veteran's Foundation
This week's Tech Tip highlights the National Veteran's foundation website, a valuable lifeline for vets.

10/31/2017 - School and Job Closings
We may want to avoid it, but winter is coming! This week's Tech Tip highlights popular websites for checking school closings, road conditions and weather alerts. 

10/24/2017 - Online Learning and MOOCs
This week's Tech Tip is a guide to popular providers of massive online open courses (MOOCs), including Coursera and edx. The Tech Tip also highlights Webjunction, a website dedicated to the providing free education to library professionals.

10/17/2017 - Safe Kids Worldwide
This week's Tuesday Tech Tip highlights Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping caregivers and communities keep kids safe from preventable injuries. The organization's website offers safety tips, data sheets, recalls information and more.

10/10/2017 - National Geographic Maps
This week's Tuesday Tech Tip highlights National Geographic Maps' Topographic Quad PDF tool. This website offers users two easy-to-use options to find printable PDF versions of USGS 7.5 minute quads.  

10/3/2017 - Windows Snipping Tool
This week's Tuesday Tech Tip highlights Windows Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool offers users a way to create screenshots and clip portions of their screen. It is a vast improvement on the old Alt + PrintScrn method for obtaining images from a computer screen.

9/26/2017 - Common Sense Media
This week's Tuesday Tech Tip highlights Common Sense Media. This website hosts a database of movie, television, book and video game reviews and ratings aimed at helping parents, librarians and children choose age-appropriate media. 

9/19/2017 - Novelist Plus / Novelist K-8 Plus
This week's Tuesday Tech Tip highlights Novelist Plus and Novelist K-8 Plus. You will be ready to give book recommendations to any patron after learning to navigate this tool.