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Library Freedom Institute

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused training for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates: from installing privacy software to influencing public policy.  The Program is offered by the Library Freedom Project (LFP). Building on the success of the LFP’s shorter courses, participants will learn how to: Install, […]

Apply now for the Libraries Ready to Code grant!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The application for Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code Grant is open now through August 31. The grant program, sponsored generously by Google, will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth.  A total of 25 – 50 […]

Digital Commonwealth Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Digital Commonwealth Conference Enhance your knowledge of the development and preservation of digital collections at the 10th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference. April 5, 2015 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynotes by Society of American Archivists fellows Paul Conway and Richard Pearce-Moses. Additional sessions include: Brookline’s Wild-Sargent House of 1822: New life through digital […]

Measuring Digital Literacy

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project created an assessment that defines the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in eight main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating […]

Making Ebooks work in Libraries

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

NISO will offer a virtual conference about ebooks and libraries on June 17, 2015. The Eternal To-Do List: Making Ebooks work in Libraries From scholarly monographs to textbooks, the range of e-book formats and use cases is rapidly expanding. Libraries are on the front lines of this issue, actively evolving their approach to offering e-books […]

Digital Preservation Management

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Digital Preservation Management Are you responsible for digital preservation at your organization?  Are you interested in learning the standards, resources, policies, and work flows integral to a successful program?  Do you want to join a cohort of similar professionals as you develop your skills and organizational readiness?  Come learn how to implement short-term strategies for […]

Mobile Apps News

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Mobile Apps News written by Nichole Hennig is a twice monthly free newsletter on mobile apps, tips for using them in creative ways, and discounts on courses and ebooks. Read about “surprising ways that mobile apps are making information accessible to all.” And if you haven’t heard about it already, here’s a place to learn […]

Tactile Models Exhibit in the Library

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Blind persons were invited to touch tactile models in a Lithuania library exhibit. The library didn’t have a 3D scanner so volunteers used their own DSLR cameras to take pictures of celebrities in the library. The library then displayed 3D scan and 3D print faces of these famous celebrities and political leaders and 3D print models of historical landmarks and […]

White House Maker Faire

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

To celebrate America’s students and entrepreneurs who are inventing the future with these new technologies and techniques, the President hosted the first-ever White House Maker Faire on June 18, 2014. The event featured Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life. Read more and watch […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 15

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The 2014 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)  is May 15th.  On that day, designers, developers, usability professionals and everyone else is encouraged to take an hour to experience first hand the impact of digital accessibility. Use a mobile device to caption a video. Follow YouTube or 3Play Media for Vimeo information to add captions. Register […]

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