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a project of the Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy
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Director, Fulton County Public Library (Rochester, IN)
Director, Bloomfield-E. Greene County Public Library (Bloomfield, IN) /
Adjunct Faculty, Ivy Tech Community College
LITEBoxIN = Library/Information/
Technology/Education Box Indiana
● Free, Libre & Open Source Software
● Low Cost Solution
● Tech training solution & access point for
eBooks in the public domain
● Usable even by the most remote libraries
with poor Internet connectivity
What it is.
If you are on a laptop
or mobile device - let’s
get you connected to
Are most tech questions
funneled to one person?
What’s it to you?
Do we not understand
technology well enough to
Why should I care?
Are we afraid to adapt with and
learn new technologies?
This tech training issue isn’t
limited to just public libraries...
"Wouldn’t it be nice to have a
central place for tech training &
What do we do now?
● 68% of Indiana public library staff classified
o Does the other 32% need some help!?
● 27% of IN public libraries lack “high-speed”
● 227/237 offer WiFi
● Funding, Training and Slow Internet Access
● Untrained Staff = Frustrated Patrons (&
undue pressure on select few)
It’s all in the details...
• Crowdsourcing the Content
• Share, Share Alike!
• Promotional Materials for Your
• e-newsletter with training tips/resources
• Presentations (ILF ’15)
• Onsite training to get started?
• Adams Co. PL
• Akron-Carnegie Public Library
• Allen Co. PL
• Argos Public Library
• Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County
• Carmel Clay Public Library
• Culver-Union Township Public Library
• Dunkirk Public Library
• Fremont Public Library
• Fulton County Public Library
• Greenwood Public Library
• Hartford City Public Library
• Indiana State Library
• Jackson County Public Library
• Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
• Marion PL
• Monticello-Union Township Public
• Muncie Public Library
• Oakland City Columbia Township
• Plymouth Public Library
• Pulaski County Public Library
• Rockville Public Library
• Tipton PL
Jonathan Gaskill (@jonnygskills)
Austin Stroud (@austroud)
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