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Partnerships are a Win-Win Strategy

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The Auburn Public Library has forged a significant collaboration with Best Buy over the last year.

Staff Technology Skills Training at Sacramento Public Library

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When Denise Davis, Deputy Library Director of the Sacramento Public Library, discussed the library’s experiences with the Edge Initiative last month, webinar participants wanted to know more about the staff technology skills training that Denise mentioned. In this post, Amy Calhoun, Sacramento Public Library’s Virtual Branch Coordinator, tells us more.

Edge Pilot Library Case Study: Sacramento, CA

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The Edge Initiative is an assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the assessment in their libraries and communities. In this post, we share a case study featuring one of those pilot libraries: Sacramento Public Library, CA.

Sharing Expertise: Creative Libraries Utah

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Sharing expertise is the guiding philosophy behind TechSoup for Libraries. We exist to help libraries share with one another and, therefore, not need to "recreate the wheel". This week, we'd like to feature an innovative new site that shares this value. Creative Libraries Utah provides a way for libraries across Utah to share and use library created content and expertise.

Edge Pilot Library Case Study: New Braunfels, TX

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The Edge Initiative is an assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the assessment in their libraries and communities. In this post, we share a case study featuring one of those pilot libraries: New Braunfels Public Library, TX.

New Site for Digital Literacy

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One of our favorite topics here on the TechSoup for Libraries blog is digital literacy. We love to share best practices, tips and techniques, and resources that can help libraries with the digitial literacy efforts in their communities.  One great new resource that we would like to highlight is DigitalLearn.org.

Sacramento, CA and New Braunfels, TX: Edge Pilot Libraries

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Thank you to Gretchen Pruett and Denise Davis for sharing their Edge experiences in today's webinar: Going First - Learning from the Edge Pilot Libraries. The session recording is available now.

T-shirt Fundraising Made Simple

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Have you been looking for a new fundraising campaign? Check out Teespring, which is an online fundraising platform that allows you to crowdfund custom t-shirts. Right now, a special offer is available for TechSoup members, which provides a one-year premium consultation package and a one dollar discount off the base price of each shirt sold during a one-year period.

The Story of an App

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One of the things I like best about working with TechSoup for Libraries is our connection to TechSoup, which provides opportunities for me to think beyond libraries and to consider technology in the broader non-profit environment. Last week I attended attend a TechSoup webinar, Developing Mobile Apps from Idea to Launch. The session featured the story of SafeNight, an app for domestic violence service organizations. The webinar was not specifically about libraries and apps, but I found myself considering possibilities for libraries based on what I was learning.

Technology Engagement Survey: Help TechSoup Better Serve You

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Would you please take a few minutes and complete this important survey about technology engagement? The information you provide will help TechSoup improve and tailor content to you and your library.

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