tech training

5 Webinars That Are More Fun than a Beach Vacation

sunset over the ocean

OK, I may have exaggerated a tiny bit. But if you're not relaxing on a sandy beach, why not learn some new tech skills?

Office Productivity in the Cloud

On August 18, learn about the ins and outs of using cloud office productivity tools, the benefits and limitations, and get help deciding whether your organization should make the switch.

Clear up the cloud

Training Your Staff on Technology: TechSoup Resources

Join TechSoup on August 23 for a tour of training resources available to help your nonprofit, library, church, and foundation staffers increase their technology literacy and grow their tech skills. Plus, you'll get a sneak preview of our first free online curriculum to help you become a better tech trainer.

Be a better trainer

Coding Basics: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Explained

The following blog post recaps a NetSquared Toronto presentation by Sarah Lesh, a front-end web developer at hjc. You can watch her full, in-depth presentation. As coding is becoming a necessary skill for libraries, we thought this blog post might be useful our audience. 

The Internet can be a confusing place, and often Internet concepts, like coding a website, may seem complicated and overwhelming. That's why we invited Sarah Lesh, a front-end web developer at hjc, to explain the basics of coding, specifically HTML, CSS, and Javascript. But first ...

Speed Dating: A Fast Way to Meet New Technologies

You may have heard of speed dating parties. They are popular matchmaking events during which single people have an opportunity to have quick conversations with lots of other single people. If someone meets a person they would like to get to know better during the event, they can arrange another date. Some innovative minds in the New Jersey library world have borrowed from this approach to create Technology Speed Dating, a training format that helped NJ librarians quickly get introduced to lots of new technologies.

Creations from Scratch

A while back, I asked for examples of libraries providing training on programming languages. I recently found out that the Independence (KS) Public Library (winner of the Best Small Library in America award in 2012) is going to be offering a Scratch programming class this spring.