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4 Feb 2016 - 1:51pm | Ginny Mies
Have you ever written an annual report, PowerPoint slide, or article and thought, "This could really use some sort of visual." But then when you started plotting out what you wanted to show and how you were going to show it, you hit a roadblock and thought, "Oh my gosh, I am not a graphic designer." Well, think again, because even the most design-impaired people can make a pretty snazzy infographic or chart with the right tools and some basic design principles. As a not-so-design-savvy person myself, I recently attended WebJunction's excellent webinar, Data Visualization for the Rest of Us: A Beginner's Guide. The webinar was presented by Linda Hofschire, a research analyst at the Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library. Hofschire's sensible tips and tool recommendations left me raring to start infographic-ing (is that a word?) everything. I recommend watching the full webinar, but here are some of the highlights.
5 February 2009 - 2:27pm | by Sarah Washburn

The title says it all, and this nifty blog post from the TechSoup blog links to some handy resources:

4 February 2009 - 2:15pm | by Sarah Washburn

Loren MccRory, Director of the Yuba County Library in Marysville, CA, is a frequent contributor to the MaintainIT Project. She has shared her experiences in the Cookbooks, she was highlighted in a Library Spotlight, and she guest blogs for the project.

29 January 2009 - 1:47pm | by Chris Peters

Good news.  For awhile now, we at TechSoup (parent organization to the MaintainIT Project) have been working with our corporate partners to open more donation programs to public libraries.  In the past year, software donations from Symantec, NOZA, and ot

27 January 2009 - 1:18pm | by Sarah Washburn

You may already know that the MaintainIT Project offers a variety of webinars on a bunch of topics. What you might not know is that TechSoup has been offering free webinars and free content for quite some time.

26 January 2009 - 2:30pm | by Sarah Washburn

TechSoup has launched another practical series of New Year's resolutions this year, the year of the ox. Read on to learn how, just like the ox, this installment includes ideas that are dependable, calm, modest, and stable.

25 January 2009 - 8:19am | by Stephanie Gerding
Through TechSoup.org, public libraries can receive brand-new software donated by top companies for use on public access computers.  For example, Microsoft Office Pro 2007 is available for a $20 admin fee or Vista for a $10 admin fee. Not only can you get donated software, you can get articles, a community forum, free webinars and more!

Attend this webinar and learn how your library can benefit from everything that TechSoup has to offer.

22 January 2009 - 4:48pm | by Brenda Hough

I know many in the library world are traveling to Denver this week for the ALA Midwinter Conference. I won't be there, but look forward to reading the tweets and blog posts as many great minds gather :-)  .

21 January 2009 - 1:08pm | by Brenda Hough

In the world of library public access computing, it seems that there are two things people always wish for -- more computers and more bandwidth. Yesterday's 30-Minute webinar, a collaboration between MaintainIT and WebJunction, focused on bandwidth -- getting more and making the most of what you've got.

15 January 2009 - 1:11pm | by Stephanie Gerding

We had another fantastic train-the-trainer webinar today facilitated by the amazing Brenda Hough.

13 January 2009 - 10:51am | by Sarah Washburn

Are you interested in learning more about video production at your library? If so, read on!

Using video for marketing, or inviting teens to use video for programs, or including video clips in slide presentations is an emerging way to tell your library's story. If you're interested in knowing more about the power of video, please attend a free TechSoup webinar:

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