You Can Do I.T.! equips library staff in small and rural public libraries with the skills to effectively plan for, manage, and share their library’s information technology. Developed in direct response to small and rural library needs, the program addresses three aspects of public library computing:
- Hardware – exploring how computers work with hands-on PC teardown and rebuild
- Software – backups, security
- Network Technology – network diagrams, troubleshooting, and maximizing WiFi
Though presented virtually, this workshop will be a hands-on and collaborative experience. Participants will receive a hardware kit combined with online training, making the course an immersive experience. To maximize participant experience, each library should sign up with a 2-3 person team.
The timing of these workshops will allow libraries to use this information to take advantage of E-Rate funding to purchase network equipment and increase bandwidth during the next application filing cycleEach training session will be offered over three days with two hours of instruction per day. Sessions will cover the same material. Dates will be filled on first come, first serve basis.
- October 20, 21, & 22, 1-3 pm
- November 4, 5, & 6, 10 am -12 pm
- November 17, 18, & 19, 10 am – 12 pm
- December 1, 2, & 3, 10 am – 12 pm
More details can be found in this intro video: