Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 10 May 2013 - 11:49am
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.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 10 April 2013 - 12:38pm
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.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 26 March 2013 - 1:49pm
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 15 March 2013 - 7:10am
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.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 1 March 2013 - 9:56am
There are many exciting ways in which technology is empowering some people who have disabilities. At its best, technology can help people communicate more effectively and function more independently. It can improve quality of life. Many libraries are finding ways to facilitate adoption of technology for library patrons who have disabilities. Other libraries are working to find ways to add to the assistive technology at the library.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 14 February 2013 - 12:40pm
Do you want to find ways to make it easier and cheaper to set up, improve, or simply maintain your public library computers or training lab?
Register for our free webinar
on Thursday, February 21 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to find out find out about the TechSoup donation that could make your life easier and extend your tech budget at the same time! Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Server
can save you over 60% in costs and upkeep.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 11 February 2013 - 8:53am
Come On In! at the Skokie Public Library (IL) offers specialized services, programs, and resources for families and encourages children with special needs to "Come On In!" and enjoy the library. The Youth Services Staff has been trained to better understand and serve children with disabilities. Join us for a free webinar to learn more about this successful program, with special attention to the technology involved.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 4 February 2013 - 3:18pm
Why was I thinking about the Library Edge technology benchmarks while watching a Super Bowl ad? The connection was sparked by the RAM trucks farmer commercial. Here in Kansas, pride in farmers and their work is something people think and talk about on a regular basis.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 29 January 2013 - 1:18pm
We've been surveying the library community to get feedback on the Edge Initiative's beta benchmarks. Beta Benchmark 9 focused on libraries sharing their best practices and expertise. The new version of the benchmarks was just released, strengthened by your feedback! A bit of tweaking and consolidation happened so that Benchmark 9 is now Benchmark 6. There have been a few changes to the indicators, however the core benchmark remains the same.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 20 December 2012 - 6:56am
TechSoup is excited to be part of a coalition of library and local government organizations working to develop public access technology benchmarks for public libraries.In support of the Edge Initiative, we've been hosting monthly webinars related to benchmark topics. Here's a review of the webinars delivered in 2012 (including links to recordings of the sessions).