Happy Spring! In case you missed our newsletter this month, you can view it online, and you can also sign up to make sure it is emailed to you next month. Find out about our upcoming free webinars, our monthly survey, and our library in the spotlight.
We also wanted to take another opportunity to thank our library community for all their contributions. This month we've seen some exceptional posts on the TechSoupfor Libraries blog, especially by our guest bloggers. It is these voices from the field that make our blog noteworthy. In fact, our blog was mentioned last month by StateTech Magazine in their article, Required Reading: 6 Indispensable Library Technology Blogs. Thanks to our guest bloggers and webinar speakers for sharing all their inspiring library stories and tips for technology success. During the last month the following volunteers contributed their knowledge:
- Guest blogger Julie Elmore, Library Director at the Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library in Oakland City, IN, wrote Awed by AWE at our library. Read her post to find out how they are meeting the digital literacy needs of their youngest community members by using grant funds for easy-to-maintain computers that come preloaded with fun educational software and built-in security.
- Bill Young, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, shared his insights on Finding data about your community. His great tips for resources will be helpful whether you are doing a community assessment for a strategic plan, a grant opportunity, or for finding out more about serving special populations, including children.
- Holly Jin from the Skokie (IL) Public Library amazed us with stories of their library program, Come On In! Be sure to view the recording of her engaging webinar Tech on the Spec(trum): Making libraries more accessible for children with special needs, and visit the blog for her list of resources. Her enthusiasm and dedication is truly remarkable.