Three Free Tech Webinars for October

It's October, the perfect time to cozy up to the computer for a TechSoup webinar and a nice warm cup of cider. Hope you can join us online to talk technology!

Cloud Computing: Benefits and Barriers

Thursday, October 11, 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT Register online

This webinar features Patrick Callihan, executive director of NPower PA and npCloud, and Anna Jaeger, founder and co-director of TechSoup Global's GreenTech Initiative. They'll discuss the primary motivations and barriers that nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs have for moving their IT to the cloud, based on findings from our 2012 Global NGO Cloud Survey. Find out how your library or nonprofit can make more informed decisions about cloud computing adoption and develop programs that maximize the potential of these technologies.

Youth-led Tech @ the Library

Friday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT Register online

Jennifer Nichols will share Pima County (AZ) Public Library's digital media and technology programs where teens are deeply involved in planning, assessing, and making sure the program works for them. Find out how you can engage teens in designing and implementing your library's teen technology services. This webinar is the third in a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. This webinar is based on Benchmark 7, which includes the attribute, "The library gathers feedback from the community about its public technology needs."

Tech-Savvy Staff: Better Service for Library Users

Tuesday, October 30, 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT Register Online

Join Penny Talbert and Stephanie Zimmerman to learn how to help staff gain the tech skills they need in order to effectively assist patrons. These two public librarians are both passionate believers in the importance of supporting learning in the context of new technological developments. Get ready to be inspired! This webinar is part of a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. This webinar is based on Benchmark 11, which includes the attribute, "Libraries have sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals."