summer days got you down? TechSoup for Libraries is here with a
refreshing dose of inspiration to get you through those long summer
days. Learn how two organizations are doing great work in serving
disabled members of their community. If you're still wondering what the
Edge Initiative is all about, learn
from librarians who've already taken the plunge, and check
out our webinar archives to learn more about
each Library Edge benchmark. Finally, pick up the latest tech trends
and news that may be impacting libraries and your community.
Services for the Disabled
This month we
have a new spotlight on Gretchen Pruett, from New Braunfels Public
Library. Learn how her library used their Edge results to transform the services the library provides
and to improve public access technology for all library users and
especially those with disabilities. Get more ideas and tips on meeting
community needs and excelling at the Library Edge Benchmarks.
The Bridge School in San Francisco helps children with severe physical
impairments and complex communication needs. Bridge School director,
Vicki Casella, shared the Bridge School's amazing story of the enormous impact of technology on their
Product Spotlight: Horizon DataSys
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Horizon DataSys software is comparable to the popular Faronics Deep
Freeze for maintaining public access computers.
If that's not enough tech news to get you through the last days of
summer, check out TechSoup's August tech trends. From Gmail's new
inbox to (hopefully) greater transparency in the wake of the NSA PRISM
surveillance scandal, TechSoup recaps all the latest news.
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In the past few years, short, targeted online campaigns have become a
popular way to fund causes. In this free webinar, you and your Library
Friends organization can hear from nonprofit Little Big Fund and
crowdfunding platform CauseVox to learn what works and what doesn't.
If you've heard about the Edge Initiative, you've probably
wondered what it will look like when your library starts using the
online assessment next year. Come join us to look into your future as
we talk with participants from two pilot libraries. What did they do?
What did they learn? What are they planning to do next?
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