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August 20, 2008 webinar for library staff in Alabama on free resources to help maintain public computers from the MaintainIT Project.

August 20, 2008 webinar for library staff in Alabama on free resources to help maintain public computers from the MaintainIT Project.

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  • Maintain IT Project in Alabama: August 20, 2008 Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • Your Tour Guides
    • Brenda Hough
    • MaintainIT Project
    • maintainitproject.org
    Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • Your Tour Guides
    • Lori Reed
    • Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
    • librarytrainer.com
    Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • Where are you?
  • On the menu today…
    • Share successes
    • Share challenges
    • Learn about free resources to help you
    • Learn how you can help others
    Do you support public access computing? Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • Do you support public access computing? What are the successes you have experienced? Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • What are the challenges you are experiencing? Do you support public access computing? Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • Who do you rely on for support?
    • Internal to Library
    • City IT Department
    • Academic IT Department
    • State Library
    • External or contracted
  • http://WWW.MAINTAINITPROJECT.ORG
  • Cookbook 1: A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries
    • Technology Planning
    • Computer Maintenance
    • Volunteer recruitment
    • Technology Training tips
    • Library technology in the future
  • Cookbook 2: Recipes for a 5-Star Library
    • Wireless Networks
    • PC Reservation/Time Management Software
    • Print Management
    • Laptop Checkout Programs
    • Both cookbooks are FREE on www.maintainitproject.org
  • Policies
  • Diagrams
  • Practical Comparisons
  • Checklists
  • Cookbook 3: in progress
    • Plans, Decisions and Strategies
    • Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Technology
    • Communicating with techies and non-techies
    • Purchasing
    • Installation and Rollout
    • Support and Troubleshooting
    • PC Lifecycle
    ?
  • Who writes the cookbooks? You! (and other librarians and library staff like you)
  • Cookbook Contributors from Alabama
    • Charlene Rutherford, Lena Cagle Public Library
    • Dawn Estes, Faulkville Public Library
    • Dianne Ballantine, Auburn Public Library
    • Evi Jones, Cheaha Regional Library
    • Jaunita Owes, Montgomery City-County Public Library
    • Jennifer Wilkins, Collinsville Public Library
    • Jim Buston, Auburn Public Library
    • Karen Chambers, Woodville Public Library
    • Marian Wynn, Geneva Public Library
    • Nancy Sanford, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
    • Rick Moody, Birmingham Public Library
    • Sam Jackson, Montgomery City-County Public Library
    • Tina Nolen, Ashland City Public Library
  • Library Spotlight
  • 30-minute Webinars
    • Next free webinar
    • September 17 th 1pm Central
    • Public Computers and 2.0 Tools:
    • How to foster a social
    • computing environment
    • Robin Hastings
    • Missouri River Regional Library
    • http://www.webjunction.org/maintainit-webinars
  • WebJunction.org
  • Cookbook Book Club
    • Join the Cookbook Book Club, where technology discussions are fun , good ideas are shared , and participants learn from each other.
    • Tues. August 26 th 12noon EST
    • How can you fix the problems you may encounter with your wireless network? Read and discuss "Meal Plan2  - How to Avoid Wireless Networking Problems" from Recipes for a 5-Star Library .
    • http://tinyurl.com/5n8ndz
  • Stay Informed
    • Receive our monthly newsletter
      • Sign up on the web site http://maintainitproject.org
    • Read the project blog
      • http://maintainitproject.org/blog
  • Would you like to get involved?
    • Download the cookbooks
    • Attend a webinar
    • Participate in a book club
    • Let us interview you
  • Spread the Word!
    • Send the newsletter to a friend
    • Use MaintainIT materials for training
  • Topics for Future Webinars?
    • What would you like to learn?
  • For More Information
    • Contact
      • Brenda Hough: brenda@techsoup.org
      • Lori Reed: reedlori@gmail.com
    • Visit the MaintainIT Web site
      • www.maintainitproject.org