Introduction to MaintainIT Project

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September 24, 2008 webinar for library staff in South Carolina on free resources to help maintain public computers from the MaintainIT Project.

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  • Click RECORD *6 to mute *7 to unmute Some ground rules Please do not advance the slides Please do not put the call on hold We are recording and will send an email with follow up links
  • Introduction to MaintainIT Project

    1. 1. Maintain IT Project in South Carolina: September 25, 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. How familiar are you with the MaintainIT Project? <ul><li>Not at all </li></ul><ul><li>A little familiar </li></ul><ul><li>Very familiar </li></ul><ul><li>I’m a contributor </li></ul>
    6. 6. 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>
    7. 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. 8. 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
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. http://WWW.MAINTAINITPROJECT.ORG
    12. 12. 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>
    13. 13. 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>
    14. 14. Policies
    15. 15. Diagrams
    16. 16. Practical Comparisons
    17. 17. Checklists
    18. 18. 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>?
    19. 19. Who writes the cookbooks? You! (and other librarians and library staff like you)
    20. 20. South Carolina Contributors <ul><li>Dee Albritton, Fast Forward CTC </li></ul><ul><li>Drusilla Carter, Chesterfield County Library </li></ul><ul><li>Felicia Vereen, South Carolina State Library </li></ul>
    21. 21. Library Spotlight
    22. 22. Beyond the Cookbooks <ul><li>5 More Things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-minute Webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Book Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. I. Library Spotlights Now with audio! New!
    24. 24. II. 30-minute Webinars <ul><li>Next 30 minute webinar: </li></ul><ul><li>October 16 th , 2 PM Eastern </li></ul><ul><li>Get Your Game On: </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Tips to Start a Gaming Program in Your Library </li></ul><ul><li>Lori Reed , Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Gallaway , Library Trainer/Consultant </li></ul>
    25. 25. III. Cookbook Book Club <ul><li>September 30 th , Noon Eastern </li></ul><ul><li>Read and discuss Meal Plan from the Joy of Computing , “ How much help should you provide patrons with laptops? ” </li></ul>
    26. 26. IV. Newsletter V. Blog <ul><li>Sign up for the monthly newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Read the project blog </li></ul>Look for this link on the website!
    27. 27. What will you do next? <ul><li>Visit the project website </li></ul><ul><li>Attend another webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Use materials for training </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up for the newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Send the newsletter to a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Other?? </li></ul>
    28. 28. Topics for Future Webinars? <ul><li>What would you like to learn? </li></ul>
    29. 29. 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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