<a href="http://www.maintainitproject.org ">MaintainIT </a>Cookbook, "Planning for Success" is on the horizon. This free online resource brings together current ideas and best practices for planning, building, and managing your library’s computer technology. Librarians around the country have contributed their knowledge on topics ranging from security solutions and strategic maintenance practices to community experiences involving Web 2.0 tools and vital partnerships.
For the next month they will be hosting a cornucopia of free webinars to showcase the new materials—from 20-minute introductions to one hour topic specific discussions. Join us for these learning experiences:
<b>Tasty Tidbits from the New MaintainIT Cookbook: A Free Introductory Webinar</b>
20 Samples in 20 Minutes:
10/29/2008 9:30am - 9:50am Pacific Register: http://tinyurl.com/5n7llw
10/29/2008 10:00am - 10:20am Pacific Register: http://tinyurl.com/5aboo3
<b>Get Your Game On - Quick Tips to Start a Gaming Program in Your Library</b>
10/29/2008 11:00 am-12:00 Pacific Register: http://tinyurl.com/69an7m
<b>Recycling and Refurbishing Old Computers: A Free Webinar for Libraries</b>
This webinar is being offered twice! Just register for the time that works best for you.
10/30/2008 9:00am - 10:00am Pacific Register: http://tinyurl.com/6duwsw
10/30/2008 1:00pm - 2:00pm Pacific Register: http://tinyurl.com/6okn4w
<b>Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools and Libraries</b>
11/3/2008 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Register: http://tinyurl.com/64b2qs
<b>Discussing Technology with Library Shareholders</b>
11/6/2008 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Register: http://tinyurl.com/5vgmr8
The MaintainIT Project is a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We gather stories from public libraries on how they support public computers and publish their tips and techniques in Cookbooks and articles, available for FREE on the project web site. The Project works with libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada, sharing stories from the field so librarians can learn from each other.