In honor of National Library Week, we asked TechSoup staff to share why they love their local library. Some shared fond library memories, while others talked about how the library impacts them and their families today.
The TechSoup for Libraries team is in full force at ALA 2012 this year. If you're planning to head to Anaheim, please do try and find us (Sarah Washburn and Stephanie Gerding). We'd love to meet you (or see you again) face to face. Here's where we know we'll be, but expect to see us in sessions and wandering the exhibit hall, too!
At a recent ALA MidWinter session on the Edge Initiative, Larra Clark from ALA OITP ended her remarks with, "the benchmarks are meant to be kicked. So kick it." Thus launched a focus group exercise where approximately 50 attendees were asked to provide feedback to a draft set of public access technology benchmarks.
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) are soliciting nominations for best library practices using cutting-edge technology.
Pretty much every time I read something written by a librarian, I am charmed anew that librarians are just so helpful. Stephanie Gerding's recently published article, "Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training" in the most recent ALA Techsource Library Technology Reports, is no exception.