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If you missed yesterday's webinar...

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If you missed yesterday's webinar on supporting patron learning in small spaces with small budgets, never fear - it was recorded!

Create dynamic and interactive virtual meetings and training

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Leaving the “real” world for the virtual world is scary and when I began exploring training in a virtual environment, I was concerned that I would lose the ability to connect with my colleagues. I feared that if I couldn’t see the people who were in the training room with me, I wouldn’t know if they were paying attention. I also knew I’d miss the chitchat of catching up after not seeing people for months at a time. Now I have adapted to the virtual world of training and I’ve found ways to create dynamic and interactive virtual meetings and trainings.

Place your donation requests before the fiscal year ends

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Make sure your organization gets all of the hardware or software it needs from TechSoup before our fiscal year ends on June 30, 2013!

June's 6 New Edge Spotlight Libraries

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Are you signed up for our monthly newsletter? If not, sign up here! In the June issue, you will find lots of information about products, webinars, and more. You'll also find a description of the six Library Edge Spotlights that we published in June -- each featuring one of the Edge benchmarks and a library that is excelling at achieving it.

Supporting Technology Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets: A Free Webinar

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A large high tech digital lab, a dedicated full-time training staff, a large budget for training materials... If that sounds like your library, then this is probably not the session for you. If, however, you're dealing with small spaces and limited staff and resources, yet want to provide technology training in your community, then please sign up!

Maximizing Your Harvest: Technology Training Tips

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If you work in a public library, you know there is definitely a thirst for knowledge when it comes to technology. Providing technology access, services and training is just not an option anymore. According to the FCC, digital literacy is one of the top three reasons Americans don’t use PCs and the Internet, with 46% of non-users lacking the necessary skills. 

Outlook.com — The New Hotmail

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If you’re one of the 300 million or so people who used Hotmail free webmail, you probably know by now that Hotmail is no more and that you’ve been switched over to Outlook.com.

Little Clickers: Darien Library's Innovative Tech Program for Children and Parents

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Parents of young children often struggle with knowing how to help their child interact with technology and media in a healthy way. Librarians can play a role in helping parents understand both the potential and the challenges. The Darien Library (CT), for example, offers Little Clickers, a computer class for preschool age children and their parent or caregiver.

From the Archives: 11 Edge Benchmark Webinars

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Have you heard of the Library Edge project? If you're a regular visitor to our site, you have seen resources and stories we're shared in support of the project over the last year. You may also have attended one of our Library Edge Benchmark webinars. The Edge Benchmarks are the driving force behind the Edge Initiative. The benchmarks can help library staff understand best practices in  public access technology services for their communities and determine what steps they need to take to improve their public technology. 

Sending help to Oklahoma libraries

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My friend and colleague Susan McVey, State Librarian of Oklahoma, encouraged me to share a post from Anne Masters, Director of the Pioneer Library System, which is near areas affected by the recent and tragic tornado. Find out how you can help.

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