Planning: Webinar Follow-up

Thank you to Alexis Caudell, Director of the Mitchell Community Library (IN) for sharing her planning experiences and expertise during today's "Planning: A Small Library's Strategies for Tech Success" webinar! If you missed the webinar, but are interested in a thoughtful approach to technology planning, you'll definitely want to check out the recording and the resources.

Reviewing Library Policies: An Important Step in Technology Planning

In a previous article, I shared resources to help you find data to be used for community assessment as part of technology planning. After your community assessment activities have helped you identify the needs in your service area, and you have used tools and resources to plan technology-related services to meet those needs, it’s time to look at your library’s policies.

Technology Instruction Materials for Libraries

From 2011-2012 I worked at the Colorado State Library as part of a team to help 50 libraries across the state to develop new and improved technology training programs. 

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Happy May Day!

We're delivering your May Basket virtually... in the form of a newsletter. The May TechSoup for Libraries newsletter was emailed to subscribers earlier today.

Upcoming Edge Benchmark Webinars

Please join us for two free upcoming webinars! On Wednesday, May 15th, Alexis Caudell, Director of the Mitchell Community Public Library in Indiana, will discuss Planning: A Small Library's Strategies for Tech Success. On Wednesday June 12th, Wendy Street, Director of the Pella Public Library in Iowa, will discuss how to Support Patron Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets.

Helping People Find Good Health Information Online

Thanks to Dana Abbey for presenting today’s webinar, Helping People Find Good Health Information Online. Thank you, too, to all of the participants who asked great questions and shared additional resources. Dana Abbey is the Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Midcontinental Region. If you missed it, you'll be happy to know the session was recorded!

Thinking about providing health info training for your community?

Thinking about providing health information training for your community? Here's advice from a pro! Dana Abbey is the Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental region. She has a background in public libraries, library consultation, and prescription drug monitoring. In her current role, Dana works to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The library and children on the autism spectrum: One day and two free webinars

Where will you be on Tuesday, March 26th? If you're interested in learning more about providing technology, storytime, and other services that make the library welcoming for children on the autism spectrum, then you may want to be online! Two free online webinars are being offered.

Seven success-makers chime in

We've interviewed a lot of people from libraries for the Edge Initiative. In our interviews we're trying to uncover what factors or best practices aligned to create a situation for success in a particular benchmark area. In our seven published Edge Spotlights, we uncovered that it all comes down to...

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