Category Technology

Short guides on ways new technology can help your professional development, improve your teaching, improve your library, and help keep you organized.

Tips for working from home

There are a lot of changes happening for all of us right now. With schools closed until mid-April and many people working from home, I thought I would hit a few points that make online learning and working from home…

PDFs and Website Accessibility – Part 2

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Does your website have links to download PDF documents? Do you make a really sweet looking event calendar and upload it to your library website as a PDF? Unless authored with accessibility in mind, PDF documents often have accessibility issues.…

Website Accessibility

Accessibility… sometimes when I talk about accessibility in libraries folks imagine ramps, wide doors and not stocking items on bottom shelves. This is all essential, but there is something that is often overlooked: your library’s website. It is like another…

Ransomware – Bag of Tricks

The other day a friend of mine who is the director of a small rural library in another state emailed me. She was hoping I could help her tech guy because her server had just been hit with Ransomware. Ransomeware…

Fighting Summer Slide – Bag of Tricks

Ah, summer… it is a busy time for libraries! Between the Summer Reading Program and the extra kids utilizing the library, keeping things manageable and running smoothly can be a challenge. I wanted to highlight a few websites that might…