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Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

I’m in Austin, TX, today engaging with librarians, digital curators, and technologists working at the nexus of communities and knowledge at the Electronic Resources and Libraries annual conference. Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation. For communities to change, they need a catalyst; are libraries ready?

You Asked for It! TechSoup Launches Online Training for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Learn the basics of implementing and conducting effective tech training in TechSoup's Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff 101.

Cool App Roundup: Library Edition

Tech Soup Blog

highlights how apps can help libraries connect with patrons and provide services in new ways. Many libraries accomplish this by. catalog.

A Software Lending Library in Kansas City?

Tech Soup Blog

The Kansas City Public Library. They are building a free software lending library. How The Lending Library Will Work.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. Pajamas. Ping pong tables.

MathAndCoding Turns the Library into a Coding Classroom (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

" Library-Specific Curriculum. MathAndCoding volunteers are now doing this at more than 12 libraries in the region. Check it out !

App Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

How would apps benefit your nonprofit or library? Apps for Nonprofits and Libraries. Library Apps. Green Apps. Overwhelmed?

Tech Planning Tips for Every Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

In August, we hosted a webinar called Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries. Julie Elmore, library director, Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library (Indiana). Travis Montgomery, technology specialist, Liberty Lake Municipal Library (Washington). Image 2: Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. Pajamas. Ping pong tables.

Nonprofits and Libraries: It's Time to Move Beyond the Pie Chart

Tech Soup Blog

We know nonprofits and libraries gather piles of data, from program outcomes to constituent data to fundraising or advocacy campaign results.

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Save Your Libraries: They're Good for the Economy

Have Fun - Do Good

Collecting petitions Last week I stood outside of my local library collecting signatures to save libraries in Oakland. Share

Small Library — Big Service to the Community

Tech Soup Blog

How the Natalia Library Helps Patrons Improve Their Lives. The Natalia Veteran's Memorial Library serves the small town of Natalia, Texas.

Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, April 26. Time: 12-1:30pm Singapore/Kuala Lumpur. 10-11:30am New Delhi; 2-3:30 Sydney; 4-6:30pm Auckland). Cost: Free. and Web 2.0

Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: To accomodate all schedules, this webinar will be presented twice – Tuesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 26. Cost: Free. and Web 2.0

SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support

Mobile Commons

A Springfield, Missouri library uses text messaging for patron services. Mobile strategists are the hottest new hire.

TechSoup for Libraries Spotlight: Amber Slaven of Bellevue Library

Tech Soup Blog

We've got a new spotlight up at TechSoup for Libraries that nonprofits might learn from, as well.

Nonprofit and Library App Survey from App It Up

Tech Soup Blog

Back in September, we posted a summary of App It Up's nonprofit and library apps survey. apps for nonprofits and libraries.

Upcoming Free Webinar August 20: You're Invited! Easy Postcard Creation with Adobe InDesign (for Nonprofits and Libraries!)

Tech Soup Blog

Need help designing beautiful but simple print collateral for your nonprofit or library? Pacific time/2 p.m. spanhidden.

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Benetech Featured on the Giving Library

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The recently launched Laura and John Arnold Foundation Giving Library is a unique resource that provides this information about nonprofits through engaging video interviews. We’re delighted that Benetech was selected to be one of the first 250 nonprofits spotlighted on the Giving Library.

App It Up for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

We're happy to announce the launch of our new App It Up page for nonprofits and libraries. library libraries apps App It Up nonprofit

Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Libraries for people who are blind or dyslexic are the primary source of accessible books in audio, large print or braille. But, some companies want to empty the library shelves and insist that only books that can’t be purchased are allowed to be stocked in such libraries. If you can buy a book, you can’t borrow it.

Upcoming Webinar: Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Our upcoming webinar, Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit , may be for you! Symantec product manager Andrew Singer will explain some of the major threats facing your nonprofit or library. Wondering how to best protect your organization from security threats? Pacific time. Register now as space is limited !

Google+ for Nonprofits and Libraries? Maybe

Tech Soup Blog

Do Library Bloggers Like Google+? The Agnostic, Maybe blog writes about Google in general , and its relationship with libraries.

Post Tornado, the Library Is Open in Joplin

Tech Soup Blog

Today I chatted with Jacque Gage, the Library Director at the Joplin Public Library. I invited her to share how her library and community are. original post appears on TechSoup for Libraries. Here's what she had to share: First off, the library received NO DAMAGE. The library is open normal hours today.

Interacting and Gaming at Library 2.011

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, I had the pleasure of listening to several webinars that were part of the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference. My kudos goes out to Library 2.0 and The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University for organizing this impressive virtual experience. library instruction.

How One Library Is “Loaning out the Internet” Using Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

People rely on their neighborhood library to borrow books, magazines, and movies. Providence Community Library (PCL) is leading the way.

Infographic Tools for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

I preferred starting from scratch and using Easel.ly's library of shapes, images, and fonts to create my infographic. Infogr.am Piktochart.

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Upcoming Webinar on April 18: QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries!

Tech Soup Blog

Now, you can also participate in a live webinar, QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! This webinar is appropriate for technology decision makers in nonprofits and libraries. Interested in learning more about Intuit's QuickBooks ? Pacific time.

Upcoming Webinar on July 30: Adult Library Programs Gone Mobile

Tech Soup Blog

Bringing mobile devices into adult library programs can be an excellent way to promote library e-media and teach digital literacy skills.

Upcoming Free Webinar This Thursday! Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit or Library Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Eastern for Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit or Library Tech , a free webinar with IT and disaster preparedness expert Lars Eric Holm from CARD.

Social Media in Crisis Communication: A Lesson Learned by Charlotte Meckelnburg Library

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Jenifer R Daniels, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Unfortunately, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s budget woes were defined by all three. The Library system was now charged with informing our patrons [and the taxpaying public] how and why this was happening. . Developing a strategy .

Webinar Recap: QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Last week we had a spectacular turnout for our webinar, QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries ! With the product geared towards nonprofits, the CD and accompanying handbook will provide insight on using QuickBooks in a nonprofit or library setting. You can now view the recording of this webinar on the TechSoup YouTube page.

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Discovering Nonprofit and Library Apps with App It Up

Tech Soup Blog

However, many nonprofits and libraries aren't using apps, for various reasons. What Is an App? First, a quick definition. Stay tuned!

Nonprofits, Libraries, and the California Teleconnect Fund

Tech Soup Blog

If you work for a nonprofit or library in California, your organization might be eligible to reduce your. telecom expenses by half. Overview.

How the Providence Community Library Loans Out Internet for Patrons to Take Home

Tech Soup Blog

The more I look, the more I see nonprofit technology innovation happening in libraries, especially in the area of digital inclusion innovation. The Providence Community Library is a case in point. What’s the trick? They simply loan out Mobile Beacon hot spot devices.

Give the Gift of TechSoup to Your Favorite Organization

Tech Soup Blog

How would you like to write a check to your favorite nonprofit, library, or charitable religious organization for $12,000 this holiday season?

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How to Stop Donor Attrition and Track Relevance

NonProfit Hub

Essential Nonprofit Library FeaturedIf you find a donor and don’t plan for how to keep him or her, the costs are too high. According to Ken Burnett, “Our nonprofit sector is bleeding to death. We’re hemorrhaging donors, losing support as fast as we find it, seemingly condemned forever to pay a fortune just to stand still. Burnett is right.

EPA Webinar: The Biggest Green IT Opportunities for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Right then I wanted to try and find a way for nonprofits and libraries to have the same experience. EPA Energy Star Program are teaming up to bring you a free webinar called " The Biggest Green IT Opportunities for Nonprofits and Libraries " on Tuesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. In order to do that, TechSoup Global and the U.S.

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Go Mobile: Why Responsive Web Design Matters for Libraries and Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Why should mobile be part of libraries and nonprofits' game plan? For example, the Orange County Public Library's Shake It!

? Art iPads from Darien Library - YouTube

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? Art iPads from Darien Library - YouTube : Published on Nov 11, 2013 Darien Library is offering iPads loaded with apps and programs designed to allow users the opportunity to explore the relationship between art and technology.