webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 12, 2013
Hosted by:
TechSoup
Length:
1 hour

Does your library or organization provide computers for the public? Would you like to know more about basic troubleshooting on a Windows PC so you can minimize downtime? This introductory level webinar will introduce you to tips and techniques that will help you understand how to fix common problems.

During the hour, we discuss:

  • How to handle a "frozen" PC or one that appears to be "dead"
  • Handling common printer issues
  • Terms that are useful to know when talking to tech support
  • Resources for learning more about how computers work
  • Plus, lots of time for participant questions!

Presented by: Joe Olayvar

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date July 25, 2012
Hosted by: WebJunction and ALA TechSource
Length: 1 hour

The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services is correspondingly broad. Join us for this webinar brought to you in collaboration with ALA TechSource, and presented by Andromeda Yelton, author of the January issue of Library Technology Reports on the topic of Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services.

We’ll talk about:

  • the demographics of mobile internet users, and why this matters to libraries' mission
  • real-life examples of online library services aimed at diverse populations
  • mobile friendly steps you can take even with limited time, budget, or expertise.

Presented by: Andromeda Yelton

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 9, 2012
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

"Cloud computing" seems to be all the rage, but what actually is it? This overview presentation will explain what cloud computing offers libraries, how libraries are using these services, and what you should consider when thinking about using a cloud service in your library. A distinction between services for end-users and services for organizations will be made, explained, and illustrated, as well as the terms used to describe cloud services. Learn how quick and easy it now is to deploy applications “in the cloud” using tools such as Google Docs, Google App Engine, and Amazon’s Web Services, among others. Resources for further exploration will be included.

Presented by: Roy Tennant, senior program officer in the Research division of OCLC

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 12, 2013
Hosted by:
Montana State Library
Length:
1 hour

"It’s in the cloud," is a phrase we hear more and more, but what does that really mean? Join this session to learn what the cloud really is and what it means to library staff and library patrons. Not to worry, this session is designed to be easy to understand with simple, real world examples.

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 29, 2015
Hosted by: WebJunction and Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1.5 hours

There are big changes on the E-rate horizon! E-rate is an important federal program to many libraries that provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and connections. Join us to learn about the new E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC), and new ways to file forms, track application status and communicate with the FCC. Whether you have participated in E-rate in the past, or are looking to apply for the first time, you will want to know about these changes.

This workshop will cover the basics of the E-rate program and demonstrate how to access and use your EPC account to submit your Funding Year 2016 E-rate application. Get the information you need to be successful in your application.

Presented by: Christa Burns

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date January 21, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: Length: 1 hour

WordPress makes it easy for libraries of any size or budget to have a user-friendly web presence. Whether your library's website needs to be refreshed or rebuilt, this webinar will provide practical steps for creating, maintaining, and enhancing your website without technical expertise. Learn how the right WordPress template and plugins can help you provide your community with an informative and nimble website, 24/7.

Presented by: Sara Wright

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date April 13, 2016
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. So, how are they maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships by harnessing the full potential of new internet tools, technologies, and websites. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America. Attendees will pick up some great ideas they can take back and use at their own library, no matter what the size, to provide innovative library services and programming.

Presenters: Louise Alcorn and Christa Burns

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date September 25, 2014
Hosted by:
TechSoup
Length:
1 hour

An effective website is important to most organizations. Why is it then that so many nonprofits have websites that look out of date or have stale content? Learn what you can do to take back control of this critical resource.
 
If your website is important for attracting donations, recruiting volunteers, keeping your community updated, or telling your important story, then join us to learn what you can do to ensure you are in the drivers seat.

Presented by: Steve Murphy and Kelli Antonucci

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date May 27, 2015
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Most any library can be a target, so join Blake Carver, the Owner of LISHost.org, and get some ideas on how to make your library and your home more secure. Carver covers privacy, as it is closely related to security, and should be taken seriously. He shares many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. He also tackles some common security myths, talks about secure passwords and network security, as well as hardware and PC security. Carver discusses security issues that you’ll find in your library as well as tricks sysadmins can do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you’ll never see as an end user.

Presented by: Blake Carver, Owner of LISHost.org

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date December 17, 2014
Hosted by: TechSoup
Length: 1 hour

Does your library website need a makeover? It doesn't have to cost a fortune to improve your online presence.

Come to this free webinar to learn about free website creation and content management tools that you can easily use to create attractive and engaging websites. Hear from libraries who have recently revamped their websites, and learn the secrets to their success.

Presented by: Amy Marshall, Karen Mier, and Carol Gyger

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date June 10, 2015
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Cloud computing can be confusing - the number and types of services that are available through "the cloud" are growing by the day. Robin Hastings, author of Making the Most of the Cloud: How to Choose and Implement the Best Services for Your Library, takes you through some of the more popular cloud services in libraries and breaks down what you need to know to pick the best one for your library. She will cover services that can be accessed through the cloud (ILS, email, photo editing and more) and give tips on what to consider when making decisions about those services (security and training, specifically).

Presented by: Robin Hastings

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date October 20, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

Managing library technology isn’t just about the technology. It involves fine juggling skills to manage people, workflows, procedures, policies and more―all while prioritizing, delegating and tracking. Just preparing staff effectively for upgrades or changes to technology takes finesse. How does one person do it all? Strong project and time management skills are key. Regardless of your job title, and whether working with a small team or a library-wide technology committee, anyone can learn smart practices to keep everything, and everyone, in motion and on target.

Presented by: John Klima

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date January 29, 2015
Hosted by: TechSoup
Length: 1 hour

Technology is essential to running a nonprofit in 2015, but it changes so quickly and there is so much to learn that it can be very overwhelming. The good news is that if you use it effectively, technology will go from being a stressor/annoyance/expense to an enabler that helps you to run more efficiently and increases your organization's impact.

In this free webinar, we discuss:

  • How to assess your current use of technology (everything from your computers to tracking data to your online presence)
  • Inspiring examples of nonprofits that are using technology effectively
  • Best practices for using technology and recommended tools
  • How to make the most of a limited IT budget -- where to find nonprofit technology discounts and donations (including TechSoup technology donations program and how it works)

Presented by: Tierney Smith and Joyce Hsu

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date September 18, 2014
Hosted by: WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries
Length: 1 hour

With so many new tech tools popping up everywhere, we are all working on a wild frontier of possibilities. But how do you know which tools are worth “taming” to help you provide better library services? In this webinar, tech-tamer Kieran Hixon will unpack a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that can help your library better engage with patrons and build digital literacy skills. From completing daily tasks to growing advocacy efforts, these web based tools can help you work smarter.

Presented by: Kieran Hixon

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date August 19, 2015
Hosted by: TechSoup
Length: 1 hour

How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan can help you focus your efforts.

Join us for this free webinar to learn from small libraries that have used technology planning to make better decisions, be more prepared, and improve services to their communities. Even with limited time and resources, a technology plan can help your library stay up-to-date. We will share tips and tactics to help you create a plan for your library’s technology.

Presented by: Julie Elmore and Travis Montgomery

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date January 22, 2015
Hosted by: Nicolet Federated Library System
Length: Length: 1 hour

Now that the revolutionary change that the Internet caused in libraries has largely been absorbed, what are the technologies that may change what we do or how we do it in the future? What changes to our metadata infrastructure will we need to weather? What new opportunities will these potential changes provide? This and more will be explored in a rollicking look at where we've been and are going in the near future.

Presented by: Roy Tennant