Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 23 September 2010 - 3:24pm
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records had a day-long E-Reader Summit and Technology Showcase on September 20th. What an amazing project! Many participants were from rural libraries and some had never seen an e-reader before. I wish I could have captured the look on one library director's face when she turned on her iPad for the first time. Pure joy!
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 15 September 2010 - 11:40am
You've heard that social media can be useful to your library... but how useful? What measurable outcomes result from social media? Register online
to join us Tuesday, September 21, 11 a.m. Pacific time (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2 pm Eastern).
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 14 September 2010 - 9:57am
You'll see some changes at TechSoup.org as you browse the site, login to your account, and request product donations. We've improved the site's usability and security, making it easier to get the tech products and information you need. Read more about the valuable site updates and improvements that will help you request donations.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 7 September 2010 - 9:01am
WebJunction is taking a giant leap forward for library trainers across the country, by developing a truly valuable collection of library technology training resources and assets. These materials will be free to download and reuse, which will help reduce your library’s burden of developing and finding training materials. I'm so excited to be working with WebJunction on this project. It is actually a dream come true for me.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 4 September 2010 - 3:49pm
Library cards can be digitized on an iPhone or iPod touch, Android, or BlackBerry using the mobile app, CardStar. This handy video created by Hinsdale Public Library in Illinois shows how to install the app and how easy it is to use in the library.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 2 September 2010 - 9:45am
Isn't that a lovely description for a library? A New York Times article, How Green is My Ipad?, discussed the ecological impact of e-readers.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 31 August 2010 - 9:34am
Check out NetSquared's new Community Organizers Handbook that covers all aspects of local community organizing. This wiki is a great resource for your library in connecting with community groups, whether through meetings and programs you sponsor, or by sharing this resource with your local groups.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 25 August 2010 - 6:14am
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) will have their 2010 ARSL-ABOS Joint Conference
in Denver, Colorado, on October 14-16. The theme is "Magic in the Mile High City." Designed for directors, staff and trustees of small libraries, bookmobiles and outreach staff, attendees will find information that is helpful, practical and relevant.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 20 August 2010 - 10:39am
This report has been out a few months, but I finally got a chance to look at it. I was surprised that it is only 2 pages (could have read it sooner!). But it is full of great stats about the varied roles libraries play in our communities (economic, social and cultural). This report is great for distribution at community meetings, and it could also be emailed to appropriate leaders and shared with all library staff. The technology training statistics caught my eye:
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 17 August 2010 - 9:54am
It doesn’t matter if your library is large or small, or if you have a complex network or have no server at all. Knowing about online collaboration tools can help organizations and individuals be more effective, for less money, especially when your staff is not located in one central place.