Virtually every library provides technology training in one form or another. In my experience, trainers are great at finding ways to share resources and ideas with one another. Here are a few of the spaces and places of which I'm aware. What has been useful for you?
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When I first heard about the Poudre River Public Library District's (CO) "Tech-a-la-Carte," I was excited to learn about the training they are doing in their community, at community centers, and in other organizations. While working with Irene Romsa from Poudre River to prepare for an upcoming webinar, however, I learned that they actually take their mobile lab equipment into people's homes to provide technology training. Wow!
With its bright and bold look, Windows 8 is a big departure from previous versions of Windows. The modern interface along with plenty of new features and performance boosts make this one of the most exciting Microsoft releases to date. But because Windows 8 is such a big departure from previous versions of Windows, it might require a bit of a learning curve.
Coming out of several years of budget cuts, the Cherokee County Public Library's determination to revamp and revitalize its resources, services, and programs provided the impetus for the development of a new strategic plan. With no money for outside consultation, we began a process that would allow us to do what we do best: find the best information relative to our organization, and utilize the strengths of our staff and stakeholders to form a plan that would benefit the community as a whole.
Updated Date!! Penny Talbert and Stephanie Zimmerman will be the guest speakers for next week's Benchmark 11 webinar on staff training. I just love the Ephrata Public Library LibGuide for staff technology competencies.
Sno-Isle Libraries' "Librarians as Information Guides" project offers classes especially designed for how adults learn. These classes, as well as optional one-on-one follow-up coaching, are always free, thanks to the library and funding by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.