Fast, Free and Easy: Taking Advantage of Google Forms to Enhance Library Services

Sarah Bateup, Daniel Walker

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    Abstract

    It sometimes seems as though Libraries view Google as some sort of Evil Overlord trying to take over our world. Who knows, perhaps they are, but until the dark clouds begin to converge and swirl around their headquarters we should relish the chance to take advantage of Google’s free online tools.

    Bond Library have been utilising Google Forms in a number of ways to enhance our services. All that is required is a Gmail address, a little bit of time and a healthy dose of creativity and imagination to create fast, free, user friendly content that will automatically timestamp and collate results in a spreadsheet.
    In this session we will run through and showcase a few of the ways Bond University Library services have been using Google Forms in the library, such as to:
    - Run interactive orientation games
    - Record service desk statistics
    - Create quizzes for use in library classes/sessions
    - Use as an online booking form
    Followed by a real time demonstration on how quickly and easily you can create and share a working Google Form.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2016
    Event2016 ALIA Qld Mini Conference: Library Hacks - Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 26 Sep 201626 Sep 2016
    http://aliaqld.blogspot.com/2016/10/mini-conference-2016-library-hack.html (Mini Conference 2016 Library Hack Presentations)
    https://www.alia.org.au/events/14528/2016-alia-qld-mini-conference

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    Conference2016 ALIA Qld Mini Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period26/09/1626/09/16
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    Bateup, S., & Walker, D. (2016). Fast, Free and Easy: Taking Advantage of Google Forms to Enhance Library Services. 2016 ALIA Qld Mini Conference, Brisbane, Australia.