TechSoup for ILEADU

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TechSoup for ILEADU

  1. 1. Once upon a time… The power of a good <tech> story. ILEADU June 15, 2011
  2. 2. TechSoup for Libraries What might be Listen “that’s nothing” Share Learn } to you may be an “aha!” to someone else.
  3. 3. What’s your challenge?Flickr
user:
stuant33
  4. 4. TechSoupforLibraries.org = stuff FREE content DONATED FREE events + Products (save
80‐90%) FREE resources
  5. 5. This is how we do it: Spotlights
  6. 6. This is how we do it: Guest bloggers
  7. 7. Donated Products webinar & phone conferencing * FLICKR staff scheduling * refurbished computers * financial management * FLIP VIDEO * keyboarding for patrons * educational software * photocopiers MICROSOFT * web site design * graphic design video cameras * virus protection * label makers * donor management * SYMANTEC * GIS (mapping) * Wikis ADOBE * hard drives * remote desktop * firewallspostage machines * enterprise applications telephony * computer–based courses
  8. 8. Some topics we cover
  9. 9. This is how we do it: Webinars Coming up ed!)  Register Your Organization hi v a rc PAST archived webinar: (all  Requesting a Donation  Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs  Green IT Programs Flip’n out at your library!  Winning Grants
  10. 10. How we do it: we listen• By phone• By listservs• At conferences• By surveys, polls• Drive bookmobiles to rural communities• By blogs, Twitter, Flickr
  11. 11. How we do it: Tweet Chats
  12. 12. MaintainIT Project Cookbooks
  13. 13. BTOP grantee resource
  14. 14. Why do we do this? •Reinventing the wheel isn’t fun. •Stories are powerful. •You don’t know what might be happening in Tappahannock, VA.
  15. 15. A few good stories…
  16. 16. O nce upon a time…There was a librarian named Madeleine. She wasn’t afraid to hack.
  17. 17. Madeleine had a problem $$$
  18. 18. Like a good librarian, she researched
  19. 19. “We now have a freeware self-checker that only cost us the price of the touch screen monitor, the scanner, an Internet connection and some retired hardware ($1200).” Madeleine Mundt Teton Cty Library, WY
  20. 20. O nce upon a time…There was an “IT Guy” named Steve. He hated reinventing the wheel.
  21. 21. Steve had a problem
  22. 22. Steve had a problem 
"Why
don’t
we
talk
to
 other
libraries
in
Kansas
to
 see
what
they
use?"
  23. 23. Steve had a problem 
"Why
don’t
we
talk
to
 other
libraries
in
Kansas
to
 see
what
they
use?" Regional workshop, inviting all library folk from Kansas who deal with technology, not just “IT Guys” like himself. Emporia
Public
Library Emporia,
KS
  24. 24. O nce upon a time…There was librarian named Faye. She was fearless.
  25. 25. “You cant fear that youregoing to screw up; you justhave to get in there and say,Okay, Im going to learn howto do this.” Smithwelch
Public
Library Hearne,
TX
  26. 26. O nce upon a time…There was librarian named Bess. She was from Tappahannock,
VA
  27. 27. Bess needed $$$ “When it comes to the librarys computer network, weve been very much like Blanche Dubois, depending on the kindness of strangers. (insert breathy voice here.)” Essex
Public
Library Tappahannock,
VA
  28. 28. Adopt-a-Computer “Local organizations, businesses, or even individuals or families can adopt a computer by committing to donating $365 a year for three years.”
  29. 29. O nce upon a time…Corporations and coders combined forces… …for good.
  30. 30. X Li braryGoogle, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA,& the World Bank
  31. 31. Why does TechSoup replay ? • To instill confidence • To promote your work • For advocacy
  32. 32. This is all great, but… How can YOU benefit from the stories around you?
  33. 33. Conferences (like this one!)• Organize a session where librarians come together to share challenges and successes.• Outsiders welcome! ARSL
2010,
Denver
CO “Don’t just be a sage on the stage, be a guide on the side.”
  34. 34. Book clubs•Short texts, nothing heavy-duty (unless that’s what folks crave)•Advocacy opportunity•Outsiders welcome!
  35. 35. Meetups•Get together to chat about technology challenges and solutions•Get outside your library!•Outsiders welcome! Netsquared.org Meetup.com Why
leave
the
fun
of
field
trips
to
the
kids?
  36. 36. Podcasts Maurice Coleman, Technical TrainerHarford County (MD) Public Library
  37. 37. What makes a good story? "Its not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential." - Bruce Lee
  38. 38. Elements of a good tech story What might be•Humble “that’s nothing” to you may be an•Think daily grind•Outcome-based “aha!” to someone else.
  39. 39. Homework!
  40. 40. Resources • TechSoup for Libraries: www.TechSoupforLibraries.org • Notes from a Great Conference: LibTech 2011 blog post – Broadband: Stories from the Field: http://broadband.wiki.techsoup.org/ – NetSquared: http://netsquared.org – T is for Training: http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com – Steve Stone post:http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/sharing-it- experiences-from-kansas – Bess Haile posts: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/search/node/bess %20haile – Faye Hover spotlight: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/spotlight/faye- hover – Random Hacks of Kindness: http://www.rhok.org/ – Madeline Mundt post: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/a-cheap-er- self-checker-system – Photo credits: • Book clubs: flickr user New Jersey Library Association • Second life: flickr user joannamkay • Open book: flickr user Jo Naylor
  41. 41. TechSoup is here to help. sarah@techsoupglobal.org lori@lorireed.comTechSoupforLibraries.org

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