Monday, December 2, 2013

Join Me! A great (and free) way to connect with Patrons

Earlier this semester I discovered the wonders of Join.Me, a screen sharing service. For me, it was love at first sight, as I was able to see what a student that was not in the building was looking at to help them navigate their research issue. The free version of Join.Me allows you to invite up to 10 participants and also offers file sharing. Additionally, the invited participants still have access to the other information on their desktop. You can download Join.Me to your desktop with a short cut. When you open Join.Me, you will the option to Share your screen with others or Join someone's screen. If you are starting a session, you will be given a code to share with a person. Once you are done sharing, end the session. This is great for reference because you can share your screen with a patron or have the patron share their screen with you. For more information on Join.Me, check out their website.