Computer Cookbooks

Lori Reed (PLCMC) and Kam McEvoy (CTLS) and their MaintainIT Cookbooks

TechSoup for Libraries interviewed hundreds of librarians about how they maintain public computers, and published their experiences and ideas in free guides called "Joy of Computing" Computer Cookbooks. Packed with tips and techniques from public librarians from across the country, inside each Cookbook you’ll find practical information covering the essential topics around maintaining library technology. Read Library Spotlights to learn more about the people who contributed to the project. Visit TechSoup for Libraries' website and sign up for their monthly newsletter.


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Buying and Deploying Technology - Tools

 Document / Last Modified: 09 June 2016

From Planning for Success Cookbook. Checklists and assessment matrices to accompany the Buying and Deploying Technology section.

Help-Desk Management Software

 Document / Last Modified: 30 October 2014

From Planning for Success Cookbook section on Maintaining and Sustaining Technology.

30-Minute Webinar: Technology Services for Children

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

Archived webinar and related resources from February 2009, when Stephanie Gerding interviews Kelly Czarnecki, Technology Education Librarian at PLCM's ImaginOn, on best practices for libraries working with children and technology.