Submitted by Brenda Hough on 29 August 2012 - 1:55pm
Wow! Thanks to everyone who participated in today's webinar, "E-readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips from Trainers." A recording of the session is now available. Continue the conversation in the Community Forum.
In addition to the resources that were mentioned by the presenters, there were numerous great links shared by participants.
Presenters and Organizations:
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 23 August 2012 - 2:40pm
Well, if I'm ever in a library crowd and need a conversation starter, maybe I'll turn to the Edge Benchmark Two. Our survey respondents shared their thoughts and a lot of persectives on the issue of providing access to digital content as well as enabling community members to create their own digital content. Some people shared that these services just weren't possible to offer in their libraries, while others definitely expressed the desire to offer these services, if they weren't already. What do you think? Should the bar be lowered? Or is it just right?
Submitted by Bill Young on 16 August 2012 - 9:34am
If you’ve been following this blog, you have an idea of the scope of the Edge Initiative. It’s a big project, with a lot of to-do items:
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 27 July 2012 - 3:57pm
Digital video can help you connect with your community, share knowledge, engage and energize your staff and patrons, and demonstrate value on a personal level. Seeing is believing!
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 24 July 2012 - 4:18pm
Submitted by Lynn Hoffman on 18 July 2012 - 12:15pm
As a librarian and as a leader, I’ve always loved standing at the crossroads of the Big Picture and the Day-to-Day Details, but it’s an uncomfortable place for a lot of people whose strengths lie in one area much more than the other. In spite of that, I have a habit of dragging people closer to that intersection than they really want to be.
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 11 July 2012 - 4:59pm
We are taking a close look at models of successful technology training programs and sharing ideas for how to create similar programs in your library. In our last post we looked at ways to provide individual technology instruction to maximize flexibility with one-on-one assistance. In this post we look at how offering assistance in an open lab format can also provide flexibility and focus to your technology training.
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 3 July 2012 - 11:55am
In this TechSoup blog series we are exploring examples of successful technology training programs and giving practical advice on how to create similar programs in your library. We start off the conversation about technology training models with Model #1: Individual Instruction, and how to make it easy to implement for just about any library.
Submitted by Mike Crandall on 12 June 2012 - 8:41am
Although we’re still in the early stages of digesting the rich data provided to us by the 160 libraries that took the time to participate in the Edge Initiative beta test, the University of Washington team has gained some initial impressions and insights from the responses.
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 11 June 2012 - 12:56pm
You’ve likely heard about the Edge Initiative, a collaborative effort to create benchmarks for public access technology, where benchmarks and resources combine to help libraries of all sizes drive investment and spark continuous improvement toward technology services. TechSoup is part of the effort, and we’re asking libraries to help us create resources that work for everyone.