Teaching Patrons

  • DEV DEV: A Summer of Code

    In July 2013, the Chattanooga Public Library hosted fifty teens ages 12-18 for DEV DEV: Summer of Code. Made possible through a partnership between the library, Engage 3D, AIGA Chattanooga, and by funding from the Benwood Foundation, the DEV DEV prog...

  • How to "Tech" with Teens: Give Them a Space and a Voice

    Imagine teens working together at the library to develop apps and video games; or designing a digital fashion portfolio; or authoring an iBook for their peers on how to stop bullying. At HiTech, you don't have to imagine, teens are doing all of these...

  • Learn Free with the Goodwill Community Foundation

    Next time you drop your yard sale rejects off at the local Goodwill, take a moment to think about what they do with the proceeds from their retail stores. You may be surprised to find out about the numerous programs they support that provide educatio...

  • Teaching Technology in Small and Rural Libraries

    If someone walked up to you and said that computers were going to be an important part of living in the 21st century, you'd probably think they were simply stating the obvious. Even so, the rate of growth and change in the computer industry has left ...

  • An Oasis in the Digital Divide

    These days, staying on top of technology trends is not only critical to career success, it also helps us connect with family, friends and the wider world. But if you don’t have a computer, or you are new to using a particular device, the experience o...

  • Make. Connect. Learn.

    There is a blitz of digital literacy initiatives in libraries across the nation as the imperatives mount for all citizens to get up to speed on 21st century skills and tools. At the same time, there is a rising tide of makerspaces percolating into li...

  • Tablets and Apps: A World of Possibility

    As the ubiquity of mobile technologies increases, libraries, schools and museums are experimenting with the potential for expanding their engagement with users through these highly portable and sophisticated devices. Thinking beyond e-books, the digi...

  • The Impact of Romania's Libraries

    In 2009 the Biblionet program was launched in Romania through the generous support of Global Libraries at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program had trained nearly 2,500 librarians and equipped over 1,700 public libraries with computers...

  • Tech Training for Libraries

    Created by the Colorado State Library, Tech Training for Libraries is a new site with instructor materials and information related to technology training in public libr...