empty pockets? go to an online conference!

Conferences are expensive to run and to attend, and those costs keep many of us at home, wishing we had the funds to travel away from our desks. But with new technologies cropping up daily, low-cost alternatives are surfacing that make learning from the experts a little easier on the pocketbook.

Going green: reducing travel and saving money

Jean Montgomery, the Network Administrator at the Superiorland Library Cooperative in Michigan created a nifty flash video that chronicles how her cooperative supports libraries distributed over the Upper Peninsula. Jean covers many topics, sharing how her organization uses a range of tools to keep in contact and offer services without breaking the bank or spending time behind the wheel.

Environmentalism is a grassroots movement

TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative promotes tips and resources from the library and nonprofit community to help your organization reduce your impact on the environment. The GreenTech folks do amazing work--check out the GreenTech page to see all of the resources they provide. From small steps to big ones, free tools, and resources that require a minimal investment, you'll find what you need to be kinder to the Earth without breaking the bank.