Ready, Set, Tech: The Edge Initiative Is Officially Here!
Submitted by Ginny Mies on 23 January 2014 - 10:48am
Want to make an impact on your library's community with technology? The Edge Initiative has officially launched, and public libraries across the United States can now apply to participate!
Staff Technology Skills: Stories and Resources
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 22 October 2013 - 7:53am
Next week, we'll be talking to Mick Jacobsen and Toby Greenwalt about staff technology skills training (register here). It's an important topic and one we regularly address here at TechSoup. As we prepare for next week, we've gathered some of our favorite recent posts and spotlights related to staff training. Enjoy!
Edge Benchmarks – Professional Development for Technology Trainers
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 14 June 2013 - 9:44am
In this guest technology training series we have been exploring various public library models and sharing tips and success stories from libraries around the country.
If you missed yesterday's webinar...
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!
Supporting Technology Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets: A Free Webinar
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!
Maximizing Your Harvest: Technology Training Tips
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 31 May 2013 - 11:38am
Little Clickers: Darien Library's Innovative Tech Program for Children and Parents
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 28 May 2013 - 3:23pm
Parents of young children often struggle with knowing how to help their child interact with technology and media in a healthy way. Librarians can play a role in helping parents understand both the potential and the challenges. The Darien Library (CT), for example, offers Little Clickers, a computer class for preschool age children and their parent or caregiver.
Technology Instruction Materials for Libraries
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.
Upcoming Edge Benchmark Webinars
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 29 April 2013 - 10:37am
Hands-on e-reader training for library staff: The NTLP success story
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 18 March 2013 - 12:16pm
Last year’s Pew Internet report on Libraries, patrons, and e-books looked at how libraries are responding to the growing popularity of e-books. The study found that, “Librarians often are anxious about the new set of demands on them to learn about the operations of new gadgets” and had positive experiences with hands-on training. In this article, we’ll overview a successful hands-on e-reader training initiative in Texas.