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Video Conferencing Apps: Take Virtual Meetings on the Road

Video conferencing software makes it easy to connect with partners, volunteers, applicants, committee members, or remote staff. But what's even better? Video chat and conferencing apps. These handy apps let you keep in contact when you're on-the-road.

ReadyTalk for iPad

Stories are powerful: share them!

You have stories to tell. You do! Consider this: have you ever said, "boy, we really messed up," or "this software doesn't work well for us," or "this is how we fixed this bad situation." If you can relate to any of these scenarios, we'd like to hear from you. Sometimes the most valuable and useful stories are tales of challenges, not successes (although we like those, too!). We'd love to share your stories--good or bad--so that librarians can learn from your experiences. Please get in touch with us.

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.

Online training tools and tips

TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative is hosting a month-long event on reducing travel without breaking the bank. The focus this week is on online training, and since the MaintainIT Project has spent a lot of time on this topic, I thought I'd take this opportunity to gather some choice resources, webinar archives, and articles in one place.

If you have any links to share, please add them in the comments!

TechSoup's New Year's resolution: go green and travel less!

TechSoup has launched another practical series of New Year's resolutions this year, the year of the ox. Read on to learn how, just like the ox, this installment includes ideas that are dependable, calm, modest, and stable.