US Public Libraries and BTOP: A New Report from ALA
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 7 May 2013 - 10:38am
Hiring and Training Internet Mentors
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 18 April 2013 - 4:21pm
Find resources and ideas for finding and training people who can effectively guide your community in Internet adoption.
Library Tech Trainers Sharing Resources and Expertise
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 20 November 2012 - 1:58pm
Virtually every library provides technology training in one form or another. In my experience, trainers are great at finding ways to share resources and ideas with one another. Here are a few of the spaces and places of which I'm aware. What has been useful for you?
Libraries Transforming Lives: The Guadalupe Community Center in Greeley, CO
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 17 October 2012 - 10:09am
Free Webinars Next Week!
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 25 May 2012 - 3:21pm
In case you missed it, Crystal Schimpf took the helm of our TechSoup twitter account yesterday and sparked a great discussions about libraries and technology access.
Thoughts on the Edge benchmarks from Colorado
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 30 April 2012 - 3:25pm
Last month in Philadelphia, the Edge Coaltion had plenty of opportunities to learn what librarians and staff from libraries big and small thought about the benchmarks being created to support public access technology.
Texas State Library's BTOP Program: Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans
Submitted by Denise Hendlmyer on 19 August 2011 - 8:31am
Teaching Adult Learners about Broadband Internet: A BTOP Digital Literacy Program
Submitted by Jenifer Vanek on 13 July 2011 - 12:30pm
Since October 2010, I’ve been working with a team of educators to create learning content to support digital literacy skills and an understanding of broadband Internet. The goal of the project, which was funded by NTIA/BTOP is to increase broadband adoption in our participating states by supporting digital literacy, proving the relevance of high speed Internet to our learners, and teaching how to make decisions about finding and buying broadband Internet.
Recap of Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs webinar
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 30 June 2011 - 3:33pm
Today's webinar, "Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs" was packed with valuable information on how libraries and nonprofits might approach and implement an evaluation of a technology program. We were excited to collaborate with Community Technology Network on this event, and thrilled by the useful information experts shared.
Webinar Tomorrow: Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 29 June 2011 - 9:38am
TechSoup is facilitating a free webinar this Thursday on evaluating digital literacy projects. Libraries have been offering technology training in some form for many years, but it is often still a struggle to figure out how to evaluate this type of service. Whether you received BTOP funding, state library funds, or local funding, it is necessary to be able to track and communicate the effects this important work has on our communities.