Thank you again to Mick Jacobsen and Toby Greenwalt from the Skokie Public Library (IL) for starring in today's Edge Initiative webinar! If you missed the session, you'll be glad to know it was recorded. The archive is available now.
Mick and Toby's presentation addressed the important topic of library staff technology skills and developing an organizational culture of learning. The webinar itself represented a powerful culture of collaborative learning, with many resources being shared by participants.
Resources mentioned by the presenters include:
- Skokie Public Library
- Skokie's BookMatch
- Skokie's Flickr Photostream
- 10 Things @SPL
- AnyThink (library system in Colorado)
- Lynda online video tutorials and training
- Atomic Learning
- Oblique Strategies
- Sugata Mitra's TED Talks
- Skokie Public Library's Holly Jin's TechSoup webinar on Technology for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Resources shared by session participants include:
- Colorado Virtual Library
- Kansas uses LearningExpress
- O-Net Library Technician Job Description
- Khan Academy
- W3Schools is a free resource for learning web design related skills.
- Alison free certified learning
- Grovo training videos
- Universal Class for online learning
Today's webinar was provided in support of the Edge Initiative, which was developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council. Edge helps libraries create a path for the continuous growth and development of their public technology services. The Edge toolkit includes Benchmarks that can be used to assess and improve library technology services. Today's webinar highlights success with Benchmark 8: Libraries have sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals.
Join us on November 20th for our next Edge Initiative webinar! Soon Tar Han from the Itasca Community Library (IL) will be talking about the library's Vision Center and assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. Register at: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=mjx49wrq5z4f.