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6 September 2013 - 10:15am | by Brenda Hough

Thinking about making tablets available in your library? Wondering how other libraries are handling the logistics? In this series, we will be featuring stories shared with us by libraries around the continent. In this first article, Kim Fletcher, Karen Allen, and Aaron Brumley discuss the implementation of tablets at the Lawrence Public Library (KS).

27 August 2013 - 8:14am | by Brenda Hough

At TechSoup for Libraries, we collect stories and information from libraries and then share! We exist to help libraries learn from the experiences of others. We're currently working on an article covering tablets in the library and we'd love to hear about (and share) your experiences.

23 August 2013 - 4:24am | by Brenda Hough

Trying to convince others that conducting a community assessment is a good idea? Sometimes just giving them a "taste" of the process can whet their appetite for more.

15 August 2013 - 9:55am | by Brenda Hough

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.

13 August 2013 - 11:20am | by Brenda Hough

When Denise Davis, Deputy Library Director of the Sacramento Public Library, discussed the library’s experiences with the Edge Initiative last month, webinar participants wanted to know more about the staff technology skills training that Denise mentioned. In this post, Amy Calhoun, Sacramento Public Library’s Virtual Branch Coordinator, tells us more.

7 August 2013 - 11:31am | by Brenda Hough

The Edge Initiative is an assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the assessment in their libraries and communities. In this post, we share a case study featuring one of those pilot libraries: Sacramento Public Library, CA.

5 August 2013 - 10:46am | by Brenda Hough

Sharing expertise is the guiding philosophy behind TechSoup for Libraries. We exist to help libraries share with one another and, therefore, not need to "recreate the wheel". This week, we'd like to feature an innovative new site that shares this value. Creative Libraries Utah provides a way for libraries across Utah to share and use library created content and expertise.

1 August 2013 - 8:08am | by Brenda Hough

The Edge Initiative is an assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the assessment in their libraries and communities. In this post, we share a case study featuring one of those pilot libraries: New Braunfels Public Library, TX.

30 July 2013 - 9:08am | by Brenda Hough

One of our favorite topics here on the TechSoup for Libraries blog is digital literacy. We love to share best practices, tips and techniques, and resources that can help libraries with the digitial literacy efforts in their communities.  One great new resource that we would like to highlight is DigitalLearn.org.