Three Fee-Free Library Webinars from MaintainIT: Laptops, Training, and Gaming

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 18:05

Join us for these free webinars. Attend this session from your library, no travel needed!

At the MaintainIT Project (, we interview hundreds of librarians about how they maintain, support, and sustain their public computers. We then publish all of their experiences, successes, and challenges in FREE guides called Cookbooks, so librarians can learn from the experiences of others who’ve done it before them. The best part? Everything the MaintainIT Project does is FREE (thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant), and everything is on . We also produce free webinars every month!

Sept. 30th Cookbook Book Club: How Much Help Should You Provide Patrons With Laptops?
When: 09/30/2008 9:00am - 10:00am Pacific
Where: Register on MaintainIT's webinar space.… Download and read the Cookbook chapter (pdf) here:
This month Brenda Hough will lead a lively discussion where you can share ideas, feedback, and ask questions about providing help and support to patrons using laptops. Find out how other libraries have handled troubleshooting, security, parking lot surfers, space issues and more!

Oct. 8th Train-the-Trainer: The Power of Stories in Technology Training
When: 10/08/2008 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific
Where: Register on MaintainIT's webinar space, (…) and come prepared to share your training tips, too.
Library trainers from around the country are finding this popular webinar series a great opportunity to discuss training tips, techniques and resources. This month we will focus on how storytelling can enhance your participants’ learning and retention.

Oct. 16th 30 Minute Webinar: Get Your Game On: Quick tips to start a gaming program
When: 10/16/08, 11:00am – 11:30am Pacific
Where: WebJunction's webinar space (Please register on WebJunction:
Join Lori Reed, Employee Learning Coordinator at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg, as she interviews Beth Gallaway, a library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services. This will be a fast-paced and interactive session introducing the idea of gaming programs in libraries.

Stephanie Gerding, MaintainIT Contributor