Submitted by Brenda Hough on 15 August 2013 - 9:55am
For over a year, we have been providing webinars featuring the Edge Initiative public library technology benchmarks. We've featured guests from around the country who have shared stories that represent best practices, lessons learned, and success. The next webinar is Wednesday, August 21st.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 5 August 2013 - 10:46am
Sharing expertise is the guiding philosophy behind TechSoup for Libraries. We exist to help libraries share with one another and, therefore, not need to "recreate the wheel". This week, we'd like to feature an innovative new site that shares this value. Creative Libraries Utah provides a way for libraries across Utah to share and use library created content and expertise.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 9 July 2013 - 8:46am
For almost a year, we have been providing webinars featuring the Edge Initiative public library technology benchmarks. We've featured guests from around the country who have shared stories that represent best practices and success. They have shared their experiences and tips and also their lessons learned. We're getting ready to begin a new series of webinars and would love your input!
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 5 July 2013 - 7:21am
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 19 June 2013 - 9:33am
Library Edge Benchmark 8 states: Libraries have sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals. Developing technology expertise is an ongoing process and requires creating learning situations beyond the traditional instructor/student computer lab setting. By creating environments that foster creativity and innovation, libraries can help individual staff members learn and can also help build a team that can adapt to rapid change. In this article, we'll introduce several technology learning formats that emphasize play and collaboration.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 13 June 2013 - 12:07pm
If you missed yesterday's webinar on supporting patron learning in small spaces with small budgets, never fear - it was recorded!
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 5 June 2013 - 3:34pm
Are you signed up for our monthly newsletter? If not, sign up here! In the June issue, you will find lots of information about products, webinars, and more. You'll also find a description of the six Library Edge Spotlights that we published in June -- each featuring one of the Edge benchmarks and a library that is excelling at achieving it.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 3 June 2013 - 8:18am
A large high tech digital lab, a dedicated full-time training staff, a large budget for training materials... If that sounds like your library, then this is probably not the session for you. If, however, you're dealing with small spaces and limited staff and resources, yet want to provide technology training in your community, then please sign up!
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 31 May 2013 - 11:38am
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 23 May 2013 - 7:52am
Have you heard of the Library Edge project? If you're a regular visitor to our site, you have seen resources and stories we're shared in support of the project over the last year. You may also have attended one of our Library Edge Benchmark webinars. The Edge Benchmarks are the driving force behind the Edge Initiative. The benchmarks can help library staff understand best practices in public access technology services for their communities and determine what steps they need to take to improve their public technology.