NCompass Live: Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools

NCompass live smallJoin us for next week’s NCompass Live, “Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools”, on Wednesday, April 13, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time.

Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. So, how are they maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships by harnessing the full potential of new internet tools, technologies, and websites. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America. Attendees will pick up some great ideas they can take back and use at their own library, no matter what the size, to provide innovative library services and programming.

Presenters: Louise Alcorn, Technology Services Coordinator, West Des Moines (IA) Public Library, and Christa Burns, Library Development Consultant, Nebraska Library Commission.

Upcoming NCompass Live events:

  • April 20 – Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy
  • April 27 – Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace
  • May 4 – Welcome the World to Your Library: Creating a Multilingual Library Introduction Video
  • May 11 – Linux Laptops for Libraries
  • May 25 – Creating a Blended Learning Space in Your Library

For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage.

NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.

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