24 June 2007 - 7:52pm | by Sarah Washburn

Don’t hate me because I’m not a big fan of Twitter. I have friends who use it and I’ve followed bloggers who swear by the coolness of it, and I haven’t yet determined a reason to join the bandwagon. Until today.

23 June 2007 - 6:40am | by Sarah Washburn
20 June 2007 - 2:03pm | by Sarah Washburn

Will you be attending ALA in D.C.? If so, please take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of sessions, meetings, and workshops, and tell us about your library. We'd love to hear how you and your staff make things happen.

If you'll be in town, please submit your contact information and be sure to say, "I'll be at ALA!" in your message.

You'll share your experiences, and we'll provide the refreshments. Hope to see you!

12 June 2007 - 3:45pm | by Guest

Techsoup has created a good, general overview of the issues involved with content filtering for libraries and nonprofits. For those who make the decision to use content filtering software, there's a good guide to choosing the right software for your situation.

5 June 2007 - 2:52pm | by Sarah Washburn

In many public libraries, volunteers play a significant role in supporting the services libraries provide. In particular, technical support tops the list of areas in which savvy community members can help fill a crucial and valuable need.

Kristi Bryant, from the Wells Public Library in Wells, Maine, spoke to us about her library's volunteer experiences:

17 May 2007 - 11:37am | by Sarah Washburn

 

The Natrona County Public Library in Casper, WY, has found a reliable and comprehensive solution for time and print management: the time-honored tradition of the library card.

11 May 2007 - 2:13pm | by Guest

If your library does not have tech support at your location, you might be able to arrange remote support from a county, regional or state library agency. TechSoup.org discusses the potential benefits, and outlines features of the available software.

12 April 2007 - 2:53pm | by Guest

Over at librarian.net there's an interesting discussion about how to make online games available without compromising computer security. The overall recommendation is to allow access to online games that are truly online but not to allow any downloading. Library staff describe their experience with games and software such as DeepFreeze, Centurion, and the Shared Computer Toolkit.

12 March 2007 - 5:07pm | by Guest

John Blyberg (www.blyberg.net ) among others, has blogged about this terrific series of short films on the subject, in the style of the Mac/PC television ad, produced by the Allen County Public Library

 

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