Submitted by Brenda Hough on 7 December 2012 - 8:41am
During Tuesday's webinar, "Tech Savvy Staff", Penny Talbert and Stephanie Zimmerman discussed the Ephrata (PA) Public Library's approach to increasing staff technology know-how. One of things that I found especially interesting was Penny's assessment of the outcomes she has witnessed since implementing their staff competencies program.
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 5 December 2012 - 9:15am
In this blog series, we are taking a close look at technology training models in public libraries, sharing successful examples and identifying tips and best practices. We recently took a look at mobile lab instruction as a way to reach people in the community outside the library walls. In this post, we examine various ways to utilize volunteer technology instructors, bringing the skills and interests of the community into the library.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 29 November 2012 - 11:43am
Virtually every library provides technology training in one form or another. How can we work together to share resources and ideas with one another?
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 14 November 2012 - 1:20pm
Thank you to Irene and Alba for sharing their Tech-a-la-Carte experiences with us during today’s webinar! And thank you to the participants for asking great questions and sharing resources, too.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 7 November 2012 - 4:17pm
When I first heard about the Poudre River Public Library District's (CO) "Tech-a-la-Carte," I was excited to learn about the training they are doing in their community, at community centers, and in other organizations. While working with Irene Romsa from Poudre River to prepare for an upcoming webinar, however, I learned that they actually take their mobile lab equipment into people's homes to provide technology training. Wow!
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 31 October 2012 - 8:42am
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 25 October 2012 - 9:50am
Updated Date!! Penny Talbert and Stephanie Zimmerman will be the guest speakers for next week's Benchmark 11 webinar on staff training. I just love the Ephrata Public Library LibGuide for staff technology competencies.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 19 October 2012 - 1:00pm
Thank you so much to Jennifer Nichols for sharing her experiences and ideas related to youth-led technology at the library in today's webinar! Thank you also to the participants for sharing your questions and experiences, too.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 18 October 2012 - 4:13pm
TechSoup is part of a national coalition of 13 organizations working with the library field to create the first-ever set of technology benchmarks that define quality public access technology services in libraries. As part of this initiative, we are gathering feedback from libraries, and then sharing that feedback.
We recently compiled results from a survey focused on Benchmark 7. This benchmark states:
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 12 October 2012 - 3:36pm