Have an Idea to Improve Access to Information in Your Community? The Knight News Challenges Wants to Fund It #knc

You invent it, they fund it. Simple as that. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is running a grant competition called the News Challenge.  The News Challenge awards up to $5 million for innovative projects that use technology to transform the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information. Applicants …

Geek the Library

Monday OCLC kicked off their Geek the Library campaign with Iowa (my home state!) and Georgia (my current state!).  What is Geek the Library? Its  a community-based public awareness campaign.  The idea is to increase public awareness of libraries and the important role they play and the funding we so desperately need.  People can share …

The Laptops are Here!

The laptops are here! I snuck in early this morning to sneak a picture of one of them.  Dont' tell Robin! 😉  Yes all 15 are red, they were on clearance from Gateway.  We also purchased an instructor laptop that is blue, it's a bit more powerful.  Even better, it came with a free digital …