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5 Things You Might Not Know About TechSoup for Libraries

5 Things You Might Not Know About TechSoup for Libraries

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We know that you're busy and might not know the full scope of what TechSoup offers libraries. This is why we hold quarterly free webinars that can help you take advantage of everything we do! Join us for the next TechSoup for Libraries - Maximize Your Technology Services with TechSoup webinar on September 22 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Here are a few things you'll learn.

1. You can register all of your branches at once.

Does your library have multiple branches, but only your main library is registered? Or maybe you have many locations, and the thought of trying to get every single one of them registered seems totally overwhelming? Guess what? You can register all of your library branches at once with TechSoup's bulk registration process! Here's what John Sarmiento, network engineer for the Peninsula Library System in California, said about bulk registration:

"It was such an easy process for me to get my 30 libraries registered with TechSoup using their bulk import tool. Now all 30 of my libraries can reap the cost saving benefits of acquiring software from TechSoup."

You'll learn more about this at our upcoming webinar, but you can email our client services team if you want to get started right away.

5 Webinars That Are More Fun than a Beach Vacation

5 Webinars That Are More Fun than a Beach Vacation

sunset over the ocean

OK, I may have exaggerated a tiny bit. But if you're not relaxing on a sandy beach, why not learn some new tech skills?

Office Productivity in the Cloud

On August 18, learn about the ins and outs of using cloud office productivity tools, the benefits and limitations, and get help deciding whether your organization should make the switch.

Clear up the cloud

Training Your Staff on Technology: TechSoup Resources

Join TechSoup on August 23 for a tour of training resources available to help your nonprofit, library, church, and foundation staffers increase their technology literacy and grow their tech skills. Plus, you'll get a sneak preview of our first free online curriculum to help you become a better tech trainer.

Be a better trainer

Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Calling all children's librarians! We have a series of free webinars on early childhood literacy. Our next live webinar is on Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. This post was originally published on the TechSoup blog.  

two young children using computers at San Jose Public Library

The Early Learning LabFrontiers of Innovation, and New Profit, along with partners Joan Ganz Cooney Center and TechSoup, are working together to build the technology capacity of the early childhood education field.

In partnership with these organizations, TechSoup will be hosting a series of webinars about technology and innovation for early childhood literacy organizations and researchers. If you work with young children at a nonprofit or library, this free webinar series is for you.

Four Financial Literacy Ideas for Your Library

Four Financial Literacy Ideas for Your Library

Financial literacy can be both an intimidating topic to learn and teach. In October, we explored it in our Making Cents of Financial Literacy: Tech Tools and Innovative Programs webinar.

Our presenters came from libraries of different sizes:

They shared the innovative ways they're making financial literacy fun — for both patrons and staff!

Make Your Library More Mobile-Friendly: Webinar Series

Make Your Library More Mobile-Friendly: Webinar Series

It should come as no surprise that mobile device use in libraries is increasing. Research from the Pew Research Internet Project indicates that 43 percent of American adults now own a tablet or e-reader, and 91 percent of Americans own a cell phone. Of those cell phone owners, 60 percent use their phone to access the Internet.

Thankful for the stories shared

Thankful for the stories shared

At TechSoup for Libraries, we share stories from the field so libraries can learn from each other. We are grateful every day for the libraries who take the time to share their examples and experiences with us! This thankful time of year, however, is the perfect opportunity for us to highlight and appreciate some of the recent contributors.

Learn from the Edge Pilot Libraries: Webinar August 21st

Learn from the Edge Pilot Libraries: Webinar August 21st

For over a year, we have been providing webinars featuring the Edge Initiative public library technology benchmarks. We've featured guests from around the country who have shared stories that represent best practices, lessons learned, and success. The next webinar is Wednesday, August 21st.

The Story of an App

The Story of an App

One of the things I like best about working with TechSoup for Libraries is our connection to TechSoup, which provides opportunities for me to think beyond libraries and to consider technology in the broader non-profit environment. Last week I attended attend a TechSoup webinar, Developing Mobile Apps from Idea to Launch. The session featured the story of SafeNight, an app for domestic violence service organizations. The webinar was not specifically about libraries and apps, but I found myself considering possibilities for libraries based on what I was learning.

Going First: Learn from the Edge Pilot Libraries

Going First: Learn from the Edge Pilot Libraries

For almost a year, we have been providing webinars featuring the Edge Initiative public library technology benchmarks. We've featured guests from around the country who have shared stories that represent best practices and success. They have shared their experiences and tips and also their lessons learned. We're getting ready to begin a new series of webinars and would love your input!

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