Introduction to MaintainIT Project

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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.

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  • Introduction to MaintainIT Project

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

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