Thanks to Jean Montgomery, from the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation in Michigan, for leading today's MaintainIT webinar, "Free and Open Source Software in Libraries". Thanks also to the many participants. It was great to hear about all of interesting free and open source software products being used in libraries.
To prepare for a webinar in December, I'm trying to gather information about the experiences libraries have had with creating, maintaining, and using mobile labs (webinar info here - http://tinyurl.com/5t2zne ). If you have created a mobile lab, would you answer a few questions for me?
TechSoup's GreenTech initiative is hosting a free webinar TOMORROW on how to change your printing ways. Learn about tools you can use to make the world a bit more green. Here's to more trees and fewer stacks of paper clogging my desk! Check it out:
The dirty secret of librarianship is the amount of paper we use. Well, it's not really a secret. And the fact that we offer a shared resource (i.e. books) based on paper saves untold numbers of trees every year. But we do use a lot of printer paper, and it costs us in time, money and nagging guilt. If you need some help taming this beast, TechSoup Global’s GreenTech Program is hosting a free one-day online event on Wed. Nov.
12th: Reduce Paper Use: Greening the Planet and Helping Your Nonprofit’s