11 June 2009 - 12:39pm | by Becky Wiegand

Thanks to Brenda for the nice welcome earlier today! As she mentioned in her post, I'll be hanging out a bit in these parts -- lurking behind doorways, butting in to virtual conversations, and blogging -- all in the interest of learning more about what libraries need from us and hoping to share info about other TechSoup programs that might be useful to the library world.

11 June 2009 - 7:00am | by Brenda Hough

Starting today, there will be a new voice regularly heard here on the TechSoup for Libraries blog. Becky Wiegand is a staff writer with TechSoup, where she writes and edits articles, manages the TechSoup Blog team, and presents for area nonprofits about technology needs.

9 June 2009 - 6:20am | by Brenda Hough

Lori Reed is most likely a familiar name to you. She's a regular contributor to TechSoup for Libraries and MaintainIT. She recently facilitated an online class for NEFLIN, "Gaming in Libraries", which was based on content from the MaintainIT Cookbook, Planning for Success. I talked to Lori after the session and asked her how it went. Here's her reply.

8 June 2009 - 2:17pm | by Brenda Hough

Winston Churchill said, There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction”. If you're a regular visitor to this site, you may have noticed a few changes. You'll now find even more resources, in addition to the MaintainIT content. 

5 June 2009 - 7:05am | by Sarah Washburn

Chris Peters is a writer for TechSoup, the main writer of MaintainIT's Cookbooks, a librarian, a voracious reader, an impressive thinker, and a friend.

4 June 2009 - 8:24am | by Brenda Hough

Outdated technologies have a certain appeal. My fiancé collects 8-track tapes. He has over 1000 of them. He sees them as a snapshot of another time and collecting them is a mission to recapture a piece of bygone days. With computers, I’ve found that almost everyone likes to talk about the equipment they used back in the day (Commodore, Apple IIe, Atari, etc).

2 June 2009 - 11:07am | by Sarah Washburn

There's a lot of excitement brewing here at TechSoup about new projects and new directions. You may have noticed some changes on our site that are just the beginning. But there are some other changes that are less techie, less project-focused, too.

21 May 2009 - 3:27pm | by Sarah Washburn

I was a Twitter skeptic, and then a Twitter admirer, and I admit I'm at times bored by what some reveal in 140 characters, but I still continue to discover greatness, especially from libraries that use Twitter.

20 May 2009 - 10:25am | by Sarah Washburn

I ran across an excellent post on the CALIX list this week (California libraries) that was worth sharing. Kathleen K. Smith, Projects Librarian at the Fresno County Public Library took it upon herself to ask, "what is your policy for when a patron asks for an extended period of time to complete their work on the public computers?" And then she shared the responses! Read on to find out what California libraries do in this situation.

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19 May 2009 - 12:18pm | by Sarah Washburn

If you visit our site regularly or attend our webinars, you'll likely recognize the name of one of MaintainIT's prized Contributors, Stephanie Gerding. You may also know that she's a marvel, sharing her expertise in many fields, including helping libraries find and get grants.

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