One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a library technology consultant has been traveling across Texas helping rural librarians learn how to make, break, fix and manage their data networks. It was so much fun (and produced such great results) we’re going out again this year! This time the topic is hardware and software!
I’m working on the cirriculum right now and I can say we’re going to have a lot of *fun* — including the hands-on chance to tear down PCs so that we can learn together what all those pieces and parts do individually — as well as what they all add up to. We’ll also explore operating systems, essential software, and some computer configuration.
As librarians across Texas have witnessed, some hands-on and learning time can transform technology bewilderment to technology mastery. Being part of that transformation is what makes my job so, so wonderful!
Are you a librarian in Texas — or do you know one? If so, we (including the most excellent TSLAC staff of Henry Stokes, Katherine Adelberg and Cindy Fisher) hope to see you at a workshop during the spring and fall of 2016. More details here!