Managing Public Computers
As we've moved into the 21st century, providing public access to computers and the internet has become a core function of libraries. Whether your library has a handful of public computers or hundreds, you have become a technology access point for your community and managing that technology requires a range of knowledge. Explore topics that address the varied facets of managing public computers including security, filtering, upgrading, and troubleshooting.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
Most Recently Added
Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond
Publish Date: Webinar / 30 August 2022
This presentation introduces emerging technology trends and how those trends might reshape library services.
Broadband Improvements: Free Planning Tools for Libraries
Publish Date: Webinar / 20 April 2022
Learn how to use the Toward Gigabit Libraries toolkit―a free, self-service guide created to help libraries understand and improve their IT capacities and broadband resources.
Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships
Publish Date: Webinar / 3 February 2022
In this webinar, learn strategies for building more digitally inclusive communities including Digital Navigators and collaborations with partners to circulate hotspots and laptops.
Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries
Publish Date: Webinar / 6 August 2020
If we are intentional, we can use these circumstances to grow our organizations and to address the digital access disparities in small and rural communities. A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL.
Managing Library Technology: Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Publish Date: Webinar / 20 October 2016
In this webinar learn from a seasoned assistant director, smart practices for managing people, workflows, and technology –all at the same time.
Start from Scratch: A New Program of the Bucks County Free Library
Publish Date: News / 15 July 2015
Last month, Bucks County Free Library began offering Start from Scratch, a new program aimed at helping members of the public connect to the digital world.
A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs
Publish Date: News / 17 November 2014
Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...
You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Problems and Other Insights
Publish Date: News / 11 August 2014
Since her first article, iFought the iPads (and iWon), Sally-Adrina has heard from several librarians struggling with a common problem: iPad passcodes. At Rapid City Public Libraries, they experienced the same issue. A child or an ad...
iFought the iPads (and iWon)
Publish Date: News / 28 March 2014
When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...
State Library Guidebook: Support for Digital Literacy in Public Libraries
Publish Date: Document / 8 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.