23 July 2009 - 11:49am | by Becky Wiegand

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Barbara Shaughnessy from TechSoup's Project Implementation team penned this post earlier this week and it originally appeared on the TechSoup Blog. 

22 July 2009 - 2:54pm | by Stephanie Gerding

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
Make every day a holiday
And celebrate just living." --Amanda Bradley

If you've thought it has been a bit quiet around here, let me tell you three good reasons why! 

1) Chris Peters is recovering well in Florida and we can't wait to have him back with us soon,

2) Brenda Hough had a lovely wedding, and

14 July 2009 - 10:49am | by Becky Wiegand
If your nonprofit or library works with supporters or community members who have difficulty hearing or are deaf, there's a cool new freebie out there to help ensure that people can communicate well by phone with you and everybody else.
13 July 2009 - 8:31pm | by Brenda Hough

I made a quick trip to Chicago for one meeting, but only had time for a taste of the vast ALA offerings. One session I really wish I could have attended is the popular LITA Top Technology Trends session. The next best thing to being there, luckily, is the recorded version available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1797127.

7 July 2009 - 8:44am | by Brenda Hough
A couple of years ago I was part of a group that worked on the Kansas Core Competencies for Public Library Directors and Technology Core Competencies. Rather than pulling the competency ideas out of the air, one of the things the group did was to find as many pre-existing sets of competencies as we could. It’s the kind of thing that it makes complete sense not to reinvent.
2 July 2009 - 11:25am | by Brenda Hough

Trying to understand ARRA, NOFA, BTOP, and all of the other lingo surrounding the broadband stimulus programs? One of the best ways to learn more is to visit ALA's "Know Your Stimulus" site, which includes regularly updated links to information and resources.

1 July 2009 - 9:16am | by Becky Wiegand

Yesterday TechSoup, along with our pals at Idealware, put out a new article called Comparing Online vs. Traditional Office Software that delves into all the new choices for creating, editing, sharing, and collaborating documents and spreadsheets these days.

26 June 2009 - 9:23am | by Agnieszka_Koszowska

[The TechSoup for Libraries blog frequently features guest posts from library writers around the US.  With this post, however, we are excited to move beyond that to include the ideas and expertise of international library writers, too. Agnieszka Koszowska is a librarian and instructor at The Silesian Library in Katowice, Poland.]

"This is how we got an idea to involve the community members in creating and developing digital resources."

25 June 2009 - 4:19pm | by Becky Wiegand

Adobe CS Design Premium 3.3 MacTechSoup has two new and exciting updates to Adobe donations that affect libraries and (c)(3) friends of libraries:

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