Submitted by: John LeMasney, Non-Member (Out of the State), Feb 10, 2014
I am honored to be a regular presenter at Princeton Public Library in their technology class series available at http://www.princetonlibrary.org/events/technology. To be very clear, I only present, rather than develop scheduling or programming, both of which are managed by Janet Hague, with a larger team.
There are many topics that are presented, and they are very well attended. They have a beautiful computer lab (technology center) that allows everyone in the room to be hands on, though many subscribe to BYOD. I myself have taught on Designing Infographics, Evernote, Pinterest, Google Plus and Hangouts, Using Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, WordPress, Website analytics, Holiday Gadgets, Scratch, Codeacademy, and related topics. I find it to be a great way to build a subcommunity of library patrons who are interested in technology, and those are two of my favorite things.
They also offer beginner classes on basic technologies, such as Office, Mac OS, and eBooks. Especially useful are the classes that are specifically about PPL services and resources, such as "Learn to Download our Digital Content."
Classes are no longer registered, as the overhead for that effort was more than the benefit, and all classes are free. Sometimes as a result, there are more people than seats, but we just get more seats! It's a rich program, and I hope you find the opportunity to join us.
- Visual Social Media
- Productivity Tools
- Design & Development
- Programming & Services
- Library Systems