Taking tech training out of the library: Mobile labs and more

One of my favorite things that I'm working on right now is a webinar series for TechSoup for Libraries based on the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. It's an opportunity to find out about and highlight some great examples of technology services in libraries.

In August, I interviewed Amber Slaven from the King County Library System (WA) and Diana Weaver from the Basehor Community Library (KS) about their library e-reader training efforts. In September, I talked to Donna Feddern about the Escondido Public Library's (CA) LibraryYOU local knowledge project. In October, special guest Jennifer Nichols will talk with me about Pima County Library's (AZ) efforts with teen-led technology. Later that month, I'll talk to Penny Talbert and Stephanie Zimmerman (PA) about fostering the development of tech-savvy staff.

I'm still planning the November webinar. The focus will be Benchmark 8 and technology outreach. I'll love to highlight a library (or libraries) that provide mobile training equipment for library-sponsored technology training. I know there are exciting mobile labs out there, like Houston Public Library's Mobile Express and Lexington Public Library's mobile computer lab, too.

Are you aware of other examples of technology outreach using a mobile lab? Please let me know!


The State Libray of Ohio's Serving Every Ohioian center has a mobile training lab that they take all over the state for their trainings:  http://www.library.ohio.gov/SEO/Training_Services/MobileLab.  

Thanks for sharing the State Library of Ohio's mobile training lab: http://www.library.ohio.gov/SEO/Training_Services/MobileLab!