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August 25, 2008 webinar for library staff in Georgia on free resources to help maintain public computers from the MaintainIT Project.

August 25, 2008 webinar for library staff in Georgia on free resources to help maintain public computers from the MaintainIT Project.

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  • 1. Maintain IT Project in Georgia: August 25, 2008 Call 1-866-740-1260 (toll free) to join Access code is: 6339386 Mute: *6 Unmute: *7
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Where are you?
  • 5. How familiar are you with the MaintainIT Project?
    • Not at all
    • A little familiar
    • Very familiar
    • I’m a contributor
  • 6. Who do you rely on for support?
    • Internal to Library
    • City IT Department
    • Academic IT Department
    • State Library
    • External or contracted
  • 7. How are you involved with public access computers? “ If the computers break, I fix them.” “ I teach people to use computers.” “ I sign users in and monitor time limits.” “ I purchase computers and other technology equipment.” Other roles? “ I do all of this!”
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. http://WWW.MAINTAINITPROJECT.ORG
  • 12. Cookbook 1: A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries
    • Technology Planning
    • Computer Maintenance
    • Volunteer recruitment
    • Technology Training tips
    • Library technology in the future
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Policies
  • 15. Diagrams
  • 16. Practical Comparisons
  • 17. Checklists
  • 18. 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
    ?
  • 19. Who writes the cookbooks? You! (and other librarians and library staff like you)
  • 20. Cookbook Contributors from Georgia
    • Sara Paulk,
    • Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library
    • Rhonda Bartlett,
    • Lake Blackshear Regional Library
    • Valerie Stroylis
    • Lake Blackshear Regional Library
  • 21. Library Spotlight
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. Stay Informed
    • Receive our monthly newsletter
      • Sign up on the web site http://maintainitproject.org
    • Read the project blog
      • http://maintainitproject.org/blog
  • 25. Would you like to get involved?
    • Download the cookbooks
    • Attend a webinar
    • Participate in a book club
    • Let us interview you
  • 26. Spread the Word!
    • Send the newsletter to a friend
    • Use MaintainIT materials for training
  • 27. Topics for Future Webinars?
    • What would you like to learn?
  • 28. For More Information
    • Contact
      • Brenda Hough: brenda@techsoup.org
      • Lori Reed: reedlori@gmail.com
    • Visit the MaintainIT Web site
      • www.maintainitproject.org