Submitted by Brenda Hough on 22 April 2013 - 11:35am
Most libraries now offer wireless Internet access within the building, so visitors can use their own devices to get online. Some libraries are going beyond that and are providing wireless access outside of the library, too (and I don’t just mean in the parking lot after hours). If you’re intrigued, read on! And check out the Mobile Beacon donation program at TechSoup.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 26 August 2008 - 4:46pm
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Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 13 June 2008 - 9:43am
So you have a Cookbook. You've used it. You have opinions about how it worked for you.
Maybe you haven't used a Cookbook yet. Maybe there's something you want to do, and you'd like to hear how others have done it.
If this describes you, or maybe you're just curious about what in the world I'm talking about, listen in...
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 8 June 2008 - 10:18pm
Terrific idea from the ever-informative WIRED-MT listserv about how to advertise wi-fi services at your library:
"Often, libraries may provide the only wireless access in town. If you provide wifi, you can list your library in one or more WiFi directories. This makes people aware of a very valuable service you provide that may be somewhat hidden. Additionally, these directories are handy for you and your patrons when trying to find wifi access.
Here is a list of a few sites you can list in for free.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 21 May 2008 - 12:48pm
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 21 May 2008 - 9:01am
Do you have wireless, want wireless, or feel like you could better explain the ins and outs of wireless usage to your patrons?
If you answered yes, maybe, or sorta to any of these questions, MaintainIT has a 30-minute solution for you. TODAY.
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 14 May 2008 - 9:23am
In a recent comment to our latest poll, Dave Jackson offered his thoughts on his favorite tools (or lack thereof) for learning:
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 15 January 2008 - 3:29pm
If you haven't yet seen Louise Alcorn's wireless checklist, check it out now, and please... steal it! If you have a copy of the December issue of American Libraries magazine, it's reprinted on page 29.
And hip, hip, hooray that Louise's wise words can reach more people! Louise is a marvel, and we're always happy to share her thoughts, and pleased as punch that American Libraries thought so too. Nice work, Louise!