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Thankful for the stories shared

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At TechSoup for Libraries, we share stories from the field so libraries can learn from each other. We are grateful every day for the libraries who take the time to share their examples and experiences with us! This thankful time of year, however, is the perfect opportunity for us to highlight and appreciate some of the recent contributors.

Itasca Community Library's Vision Center

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Thank you again to Soon Har Tan from the Itasca Community Library (IL) and Tom Perski from The Chicago Lighthouse for starring in today's Edge Initiative webinar! If you missed the session, you'll be glad to know it was recorded. The archive is available now.

Sharing Messages with Staff

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My husband is retired military and some habits have transferred over to our civilian lives. In the military, before a shift was over, my husband's department completed a “Pass Down Log.”

Edge Webinar Roundup

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Each month I have the pleasure of hosting a webinar featuring libraries and librarians from around the country talking about the Edge Initiative. We started way back in August of 2012 and each session has been recorded. By request, here is a list of all sixteen webinars and speakers so far. Thank you to these excellent speakers for sharing their experiences and expertise! Info on upcoming webinars is at the end of the post.

Spotlight on Illinois and the Edge Initiative

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Illinois libraries have been actively involved in the development and testing phase of the Edge Initiative. In this article, we highlight a handful of resources from Illinois.

T-shirt Fundraising with Teespring

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Back in July, we wrote about the Middletown Free Library's t-shirt fundraising campaign with TechSoup donor partner Teespring.  Middletown has now created a repeat of the successful summer fundraising campaign! If you have been looking for a new fundraising idea, check out the Teespring donation program.

Spotlight on Oklahoma and the Edge Initiative

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Oklahoma libraries have been actively involved in the development and testing phase of the Edge Initiative. In this article, we highlight a handful of resources from Oklahoma.

Tricks and Treats for Staff Technology Training

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Thank you again to Mick Jacobsen and Toby Greenwalt from the Skokie Public Library (IL) for starring in today's Edge Initiative webinar! If you missed the session, you'll be glad to know it was recorded. The archive is available now.

Atomic Training: A Resource for Technology Learning

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As we prepare for Thursday's Edge Initiative webinar with Mick Jacobsen and Toby Greenwalt from Skokie Public Library (IL), we're highlighting useful technology training resources. Whether your library is training its staff and volunteers to use Windows 8 or Excel, or helping patrons learn to use Google, the Atomic Training Donation Program at TechSoup can help you get started.

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