Megan Keane 20 March 2017 - 1:28pm
Library Link Roundup is a recurring series in which we'll share articles, blog posts, and resources related to library technology, innovative projects, and other news we think will be of interest to our TechSoup for Libraries readers around the world. Enjoy!
Crystal Schimpf 16 March 2017 - 1:24pm
Libraries should be engaged with their local social sector community. Social sector organizations are a critical part of the community because they provide much-needed services. They also make great programming partners and library advocates, and they may be part of your referral network for library patrons. The social sector is also a huge part of the economy, accounting for 10.3 percent of all private sector employment.
Stephanie Gerding 8 March 2017 - 7:21am
Adam Lui 2 March 2017 - 1:43pm
This is the second of a three-part series on ways to make digital devices easier to use for seniors. It was originally published by Community Technology Network (CTN) and is reprinted here by permission of CTN executive director Kami Griffiths. All images in the piece are courtesy of CTN as well. Find the first part on magnification here.
Crystal Schimpf 16 February 2017 - 12:41pm
Making is all the rage in libraries nowadays. But what if you want to fix something that's broken? Repair programs are an opportunity to teach patrons new skills while fixing technology, electronics, clothing, and other household items. Repair programs also help reduce waste by fixing items that would otherwise be thrown away.
Megan Keane 15 February 2017 - 10:34am
Library Link Roundup is a recurring series in which we share articles, blog posts, and resources related to library technology, innovative projects, and other news we think will be of interest to our TechSoup for Libraries readers around the world. Enjoy!
We're well into 2017, and if the groundhog is to be believed, we're into another six weeks of winter, at least here in North America. Whether you're shoveling snow or catching some rays in your part of the world, be sure to check out these library reads.
Adam Lui 8 February 2017 - 12:00am
This is the first of a three-part series on ways to make digital devices easier to use for seniors. It was originally published by Community Technology Network (CTN) and is reprinted here by permission of CTN Executive Director, Kami Griffiths. All images in the piece are courtesy of CTN as well.
Elderly users of digital devices are increasing in numbers. More than half of online seniors in America use Facebook nowadays. As seniors continue to make up a growing portion of today's digital society, it is important that they be able to confidently use their devices. The following how-to directions will hopefully be useful for librarians to help their patrons with sight impairment to magnify text and images on their screens so they can more easily see them.
Phil Shapiro 6 February 2017 - 12:00am
People go to the public library to expand their horizons. At the public library, they can encounter new ideas, new perspectives, and new possibilities. Sometimes they'll even find new hobbies and new career paths.
Susan Hope Bard 24 January 2017 - 8:41am
Do you want to design, or redesign, your organization's website, but have no idea how to begin? Great news, it's not as hard as it seems! And better yet, you don't need any special spidey or superhuman web powers to get started.
Megan Keane 13 January 2017 - 5:35pm
It is hard to believe we are already midway through January of 2017! The new year always brings the opportunity to reflect on the past year and plant seeds for the year ahead.
As you put those New Year's resolutions into action, be sure to check out these learning opportunities, resources, and insights from the library world.