Managing Public Computers

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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.  


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Planning for Success Cookbook Overview and Toolkit

 Document / Last Modified: 06 March 2018

TechSoup for Libraries created these Computer Cookbooks and accompanying Toolkit, to help you keep your library's technology running properly, sustain its growth, and ensure its viability.

Library Wireless Security and Safety

 Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

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.

Upgrade and Maintenance Brainstorm

 Document / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

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.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

 Webinar / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on July 25 by Andromeda Yelton exploring the potential for bridging the digital divide through expanded mobile library services.