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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Broadband Adoption Toolkit

Publish Date: Webinar / 22 May 2013

A webinar with the creators of the Broadband Adoption Toolkit discussing how to implement strategies for building digitally inclusive communities.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

Publish Date: Webinar / 25 July 2012

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.

Case Study: Freedom Rings in Philadelphia

Publish Date: Document / 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.

Upgrade and Maintenance Brainstorm

Publish Date: Document / 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.

Technology Support Action Plan Template

Publish Date: Document / 21 March 2012

Create your Technology Support Action Plan using this template complete with recommended steps and linked resources.

Staying Connected Toolkit, Chapters 8-16

Publish Date: Document / 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 ...

Staying Connected Toolkit, Chapters 1-7

Publish Date: Document / 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 ...

Planning for Success Cookbook Overview and Toolkit

Publish Date: Document / 21 March 2012

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

Publish Date: Document / 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.