Managing Public Computers

Support for Digital Literacy in Public Libraries

Last Modified: 08 October 2013
This digital literacy guidebook was created under a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is designed for state libraries to use in exploring potential state-level investments and partnerships that advance digital literacy.

Case Study: Freedom Rings in Philadelphia

Last Modified: 23 May 2012
The Freedom Rings Partnership is a coalition of grassroots organizations, government, and universities working together in Philadelphia to drive broadband adoption in underserved communities.

A Small Library Willing to Tackle Big Adventures

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
As the Office and Cataloging Services Librarian of the John C. Fremont Public Library District in Florence, Colorado, Kieran Hixon is always willing to embrace great new technology for his small, rural library.

Guiding Ohio Online: Volunteer Technology Instructor Training

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Guiding Ohio Online is an AmeriCorps program that places members in rural Ohio libraries to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment.

Library Wireless Security and Safety

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Security and safety concerns are uppermost in the minds of many libraries considering providing wireless access to patrons. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Staying Connected Toolkit, Chapters 8-16

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
'Staying Connected' is a toolkit of activities designed to help libraries engage local communities in their technology programs and enlist their help in sustaining them. In addition to specific steps on how to gain financial, political and technical support in your state and community, the kit also includes 'good ideas,' examples of successful programs created by libraries around the country. This section includes Chapters 8 - 16.

Upgrade and Maintenance Brainstorm

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
A list of ideas and resources on Upgrade and Maintenance collected from the Rural Library Sustainability workshops, training institutes, and from other discussion areas on WebJunction.