Libraries Fostering Economic Development and Community Connections

WebJunction has a fabulous webinar series this month, Libraries and Economic Development. I truly believe that library support of local entrepreneurs and businesses through programs, services, and facilities are a fantastic way to serve our communities and vital to long-term sustainability.

Free Webinars: Microsoft Office 2010, Tech Planning and Business Planning

Registration is now open for the MS Office 2010 webinar! Find more free webinars on the TechSoup for Libraries Events Page.

Microsoft Office 2010: Web Apps and More 
Tuesday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern)

Free TechSoup Webinar Thursday: Harness the Power of Your Data with CRM

Customer Relationship Management involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize processes. For libraries this is an important strategy in marketing, customer service, fundraising, partnering, and technical support. In this free webinar you will learn about CRM and how it can help increase your impact. You will discover that CRM is as much a philosophy as it is a database.

We're Flip-in Out Tomorrow! (Free TechSoup Webinar)

Tomorrow we'll share some excellent examples of Flip-in' Out @ the Library! You'll learn that it really is true that even a five year old can use Flip cameras. See how libraries are using this tool for staff training, library programming, teen engagement, and responding to current events.

Two Free Technology Webinars: learn about Second Life and online donations

We had an interesting webinar last week on wikis, and two more free tech webinars are coming up soon! Hmmm, I wonder if any libraries are combining these two topics and using Second Life to link to a site for online donations?

Watch this Webinar About Wikis

On Wednesday, Techsoup Talks! hosted a webinar called "Collaborate with Wikis" which was recorded and can be accessed here.

Webinar today: Tales from the Tech Sandbox

There's still time to register!

When: 4/6/2010 11:00am - 12:00pm PST

Registration link: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=wbwxfztnxq5n

Twitter Webinar Archive Available

The TechSoup Talks webinar, Around the Twitter World in 60 Minutes, was fantastic! Allen Gunn, Executive Director of Aspiration, is such a polished and experienced presenter. It was a joy to learn from him. He covered all the basics and best practices, from definitions to core concepts and tools and techniques to leverage Twitter's strengths.

FBML: Facebook My Library?

Yesterday's webinar on Facebook was FAN-tastic. Social media consultant John Haydon had great tips and practical advice for libraries and any group or organization starting a page and building a fan base.