Resources for Training Library Staff on Mobile Operating Systems
Submitted by Ginny Mies on 16 March 2015 - 11:46am
"How can I get [insert type of e-resource or content] on my [insert type of mobile device]?"
If your library offers some sort of electronic resource, whether it be e-books, audiobooks, or simply your online catalog, you've probably heard this question before. Perhaps you get more basic, non-library-specific technology questions about mobile devices, like "How do I check my email?" or "Where can I watch a YouTube video?" No matter how large your library is or where it's located, you surely have patrons using mobile devices.
Welcoming Mobile Devices in Your Library: Webinar Recap
Submitted by Ginny Mies on 18 July 2014 - 4:42pm
Play and Technology Learning
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 19 June 2013 - 9:33am
Library Edge Benchmark 8 states: Libraries have sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals. Developing technology expertise is an ongoing process and requires creating learning situations beyond the traditional instructor/student computer lab setting. By creating environments that foster creativity and innovation, libraries can help individual staff members learn and can also help build a team that can adapt to rapid change. In this article, we'll introduce several technology learning formats that emphasize play and collaboration.
Create dynamic and interactive virtual meetings and training
Submitted by Jennifer Fenton on 11 June 2013 - 7:17am
Leaving the “real” world for the virtual world is scary and when I began exploring training in a virtual environment, I was concerned that I would lose the ability to connect with my colleagues. I feared that if I couldn’t see the people who were in the training room with me, I wouldn’t know if they were paying attention. I also knew I’d miss the chitchat of catching up after not seeing people for months at a time. Now I have adapted to the virtual world of training and I’ve found ways to create dynamic and interactive virtual meetings and trainings.
Supporting Technology Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets: A Free Webinar
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 3 June 2013 - 8:18am
A large high tech digital lab, a dedicated full-time training staff, a large budget for training materials... If that sounds like your library, then this is probably not the session for you. If, however, you're dealing with small spaces and limited staff and resources, yet want to provide technology training in your community, then please sign up!
Wireless Beyond the Building: Mobile Beacon
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 22 April 2013 - 11:35am
Most libraries now offer wireless Internet access within the building, so visitors can use their own devices to get online. Some libraries are going beyond that and are providing wireless access outside of the library, too (and I don’t just mean in the parking lot after hours). If you’re intrigued, read on! And check out the Mobile Beacon donation program at TechSoup.
Hands-on e-reader training for library staff: The NTLP success story
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 18 March 2013 - 12:16pm
Getting Started with Arduino: At the Library?
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 3 December 2012 - 12:57pm
Many libraries are finding new ways to support DIY (do it yourself) culture in their communities. One of the things I'm seeing discussed is the arduino micro-controller, with some libraries providing arduino classes. I've found some resources and references, but would love to hear from you. What are you doing (or thinking about doing) related to arduino?
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?
Edge Benchmarks: Mobile Computer Labs
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 12 October 2012 - 3:36pm