FREE 3-hour Apple Training Sessions for NJ Libraries

New Jersey State Library, in partnership with Apple’s Government Division and Educational Division, is offering two FREE training sessions. One session will highlight features of iOS for iPad, and the second session will explore Management and Deployment of Apple Products. Sessions will take place on September 25th and October 2nd, at different times and locations.



Session 1: Get the Most out of your iPad: Productivity and Accessibility Features

Description: This session will highlight some of the productivity features of iOS for iPad including ways to take notes, scan documents, and share files. We’ll explore the built in accessibility features including voice over, speech to text, and text to speech. You will learn how to find educational content on the App Store and Apple Bookstore including coding and user “manuals” and how to utilize iWork apps for writing reports, preparing cover letters and resumes, and tracking budgets. These are all essential skills that will help librarians answer patron questions about their Apple devices. Notes: This will be a hands-on workshop, where participants will have access to an iPad. Presenter: Dr Megan Raymond




Session 2: Management and Deployment

Description: This session is intended to help you learn how to deploy Apple devices (iPads or Macs) as part of the library operation. This may involve loaning iPads to patrons within the library, or the use of Macs as public-access terminals. Before you can consider deploying these products, you will need answers to issues around security and management. The session will focus on tools and technologies that can be used to better secure and control the use of Apple devices in libraries. You will learn the capabilities of Apple Configurator, Mobile Device Management, and Apple Business Manager in creating a simple and efficient management workflow. EnvisionWare: This session will also include a brief demonstration by EnvisionWare on how you can effectively and efficiently manage your Mac computers and library printers. Presenters: Michael Mills, Apple and Zac Martin, Envisionware




TICKETS: Tickets are free but space is limited so be sure to sign up now. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Beavers by phone: 609-278-2640 Ext 149, or by email:

About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.