[Web4lib] Upgrading staff technology skills

Thomas Edelblute TEdelblute at anaheim.net
Thu Mar 31 15:45:14 EDT 2011

I am going to have to look further into Lynda.com.  I have been using LearnKey.com and CBTDirect.com but this looks like it will be less expensive.

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From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Cox, Thomas
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:04 AM
To: Tim Spindle; web4lib at webjunction.org; publib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Upgrading staff technology skills

Hi Tim:

I would heartily recommend the lynda.com (http://www.lynda.com) training series.  It's the best I've seen and covers a broad, if not dizzying, array of software and OS training needs including general topics like security.

Also, take a look at The Technology Challenge initiative enacted by the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University which directly addressed the aim of reducing the gap between the technology knowledge of their students and that of their staff through self-directed means.  Sorry I don't have a URL for this but you may find some information at http://www.campustechnology.com.

Please include me in any information you receive.  I'm very interested in this as well.

Kind regards,


Thom W. Cox
Manager of Library Information Technology Services
Tisch Library
Tufts University
Medford, MA
thomas.cox at tufts.edu

"Every technology has a philosophy which is given
expression in how the technology makes people  use their minds,
in how it codifies the world, and in which of our senses it amplifies..."
    - Neal Postman

On 3/31/11 11:38 AM, "Tim Spindle" <tspindle at gmail.com<mailto:tspindle at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello world:
The Tulsa City-County Library system has created a task force to examine how
to upgrade staff technology skills as a means to enrich customer service.
Have any libraries undertaken a similar project and if so, would you mind
sharing your experiences, lessons learned, etc? Feel free to share with the
list or email me off list.

Additionally, are there any libraries that currently have technology
competencies for staff that they would be willing to share, again, on or off

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