Each month, Brenda Hough assembles trainers and those interested in learning more about the MaintainIT Project in a FREE webinar. She shares tips, techniques, and resources around incorporating the Cookbooks into trainings. Each month, the webinars evolve, as more people share their ideas and their experiences.
On Friday, August 1st, I attended and presented at the Northeast Kansas Library System's annual Tech Day. Michael Porter, AKA Libraryman, kicked the day off with an inspiring and engaging presentation about "gadgets". It was exciting to hear about technologies that will be impacting us not only in the future, but also right now.
Every month, MaintainIT hosts an online book club discussion. We select a chapter from one of the Cookboks, invite people to read it, and then meet to discuss. Earlier this week a group gathered to discuss Meal Plan 5 from Recipes for a 5-Star Library, which is all about PC Reservation/Time Management Software.
Jim Haprian, Technology Services Manager from the Medina County District Library in Ohio had some words of wisdom in his interview with Chris Peters about purchasing servers as well as public access computers. Jim’s attitude towards purchasing new computers is,
I'm a big fan of bookmobiles. I'm also a big fan of paper--books, magazines, newspapers. One way to put a smile on my face is to send me a letter, and when a letter has a newspaper clipping hidden inside, even better.
Last week I interviewed
Lisa Prolman, assistant director at the Greenfield Public Library in western Massachusetts.Lisa provided an amazing amount of information on a huge range of
subjects.A tech-savvy librarian who is
mostly self-taught, Lisa shared, “I have the unfortunate combination of being
curious and fearless.My general feeling
is click first, see what happens later.”
The mayor of San Francisco went to jail recently to retrieve passwords from a techie gone bad. Turns out the techie with the goods was friendly and accomodating, but this is one situation we'd all rather avoid.