TechSoup for Libraries: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel

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Presentation by Sarah Washburn (TechSoup) at the ARSL-ABOS conference in Denver, CO (Oct. 2010)

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TechSoup for Libraries: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel

  1. 1. No Need to Reinvent the WheelARSL and ABOS joint conference Oct. 2010<br />
  2. 2. Meet your neighbor.<br />Flickr user: Aidan Jones<br />
  3. 3. What’s your challenge?<br />Flickr user: stuant33<br />
  4. 4. Challenges from the group<br />Board created a policy to keep kids off PAC if they aren’t supervised by adult (KS)<br />Updating pcs and keeping them consistent (Centurion Guard, SteadyState)<br />Bookmobile: consistent connection (CO) Mi-Fi, Sprint hotspot<br />LogMeIn<br />First library: <br />
  5. 5. TechSoup for Libraries<br />What might be<br />“that’s nothing”<br />to you may be an<br />“aha!”<br />to someone else.<br />Listen<br />Share<br />Learn<br />}<br />
  6. 6. TechSoupforLibraries.org = stuff<br />DONATED<br />Products<br />(save 80-90%)<br />FREE content<br />FREE events<br />FREE resources<br />+<br />
  7. 7. Donated Products<br />webinar & phone conferencing* FLICKRstaff scheduling* refurbished computers*financial management *FLIP VIDEO* keyboarding for patrons * educational software *photocopiersMICROSOFT * web site design* graphic design video cameras* virus protection* label makers*donor management*SYMANTEC*GIS (mapping) *WikisADOBE *hard drives* remote desktop *firewalls postage machines*enterprise applications telephony* computer–based courses<br />
  8. 8. Coming up in October <br /><ul><li>Cloud Computing: why you should care
  9. 9. Story of an open source library
  10. 10. Security Basics: keep your computers safe</li></ul>This is how we do it: Webinars <br />(all archived!)<br />PAST archived webinar:<br />Flip’n out at your library!<br />
  11. 11. This is how we do it: Spotlights<br />
  12. 12. This is how we do it: Guest bloggers<br />
  13. 13. Some topics we cover<br />
  14. 14. We rely on you.<br />
  15. 15. TechSoup is here to help. sarah@techsoupglobal.org<br />TechSoupforLibraries.org<br />

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