LIS 451Introduction to Network Systems<br />Team Members:<br />Paula Adams, Fiona Griswold, Emilyn Larsen-Ferree, Joe Lenk...
One Group, Two Sites<br />Second Chance Shelter<br />East St. Louis<br />Restoration Urban Ministries <br />Champaign-Urba...
Second Chance Shelter, East St. Louis, IL<br /><ul><li>Non-profit, faith-based
 Family shelter
 90-day program
 Goal:  provide self-sufficiency through computer training, parenting skills, counseling, financial management
 Residents working toward obtaining employment</li></li></ul><li>Restoration Urban Ministries, Champaign, IL<br /><ul><li>...
 Provides transitional housing for families
 Requires residents to attend 6-8 wk. classes on self-sufficiency, etc.
 Offers substance abuse recovery and job training</li></li></ul><li>Preparations<br />Two Sites, Similar User Needs:<br />...
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  1. 1. LIS 451Introduction to Network Systems<br />Team Members:<br />Paula Adams, Fiona Griswold, Emilyn Larsen-Ferree, Joe Lenkart, Carolyn Maille-Petersen, Mary Ann Ribelin <br />
  2. 2. One Group, Two Sites<br />Second Chance Shelter<br />East St. Louis<br />Restoration Urban Ministries <br />Champaign-Urbana<br />
  3. 3. Second Chance Shelter, East St. Louis, IL<br /><ul><li>Non-profit, faith-based
  4. 4. Family shelter
  5. 5. 90-day program
  6. 6. Goal: provide self-sufficiency through computer training, parenting skills, counseling, financial management
  7. 7. Residents working toward obtaining employment</li></li></ul><li>Restoration Urban Ministries, Champaign, IL<br /><ul><li>Non-profit, faith-based
  8. 8. Provides transitional housing for families
  9. 9. Requires residents to attend 6-8 wk. classes on self-sufficiency, etc.
  10. 10. Offers substance abuse recovery and job training</li></li></ul><li>Preparations<br />Two Sites, Similar User Needs:<br /><ul><li>Basic computer skills
  11. 11. Job training
  12. 12. Word processing
  13. 13. Internet skills</li></ul>Components:<br /><ul><li>Six computers per site
  14. 14. Linux Mint vs. Edubuntu
  15. 15. Firefox web browser
  16. 16. community resource, career & educational websites bookmarked
  17. 17. Educational & office software</li></li></ul><li>Second Chance Installation<br />The space<br />Cleaning<br />Old equipment<br />Wiring<br />
  18. 18. RUM Installation<br />The space<br />Cleaning<br />Old equipment<br />Wiring<br />
  19. 19. Problems & Solutions<br /><ul><li>Problem: access to inappropriate web content
  20. 20. Solution: installed OpenDNS
  21. 21. Problem: computers crashing
  22. 22. Solution: Walker wrote program to clean up desktop/hard drive daily & created three accounts with different privilege levels
  23. 23. Problem: saving user documents to hard drive
  24. 24. Solution: use Google Docs and provide tutorial
  25. 25. Problem: having someone consistently available to do administrative tasks
  26. 26. Solution: remains a problem
  27. 27. Problem: unable to acquire Internet access
  28. 28. Solution:
  29. 29. SC: ran wiring from admin office to computer lab
  30. 30. RUM: acquired wireless signal, but unable to connect to Internet – still investigating problem</li></li></ul><li>Lessons Learned<br />Flexibility a necessity<br />Group split along project lines<br />Evolving group dynamics –discovering individual talents<br />Feeling conflicted – desire vs. availability to contribute to both sites<br />Training –formal vs. informal<br />Site leadership issues – SC director leaving, RUM director indecisive<br />Expectations – idealism vs. realism<br />90-day stay doesn’t allow for in-depth computer learning<br />
  31. 31. Lessons Learned, cont.<br />Necessity of leaning on team members<br />Prioritizing “To Do” list , e.g. timeline differences<br />Thinking on your feet<br />Making use of resources (e.g. Ricky)<br />Sustainability issues <br />Learning to let go<br />

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