I don’t normally talk about my work outside of the September Project, but since it is connected to libraries and September, I thought I’d share.
I work for TechSoup on the MaintainIT Project, an effort to capture how libraries maintain their public computers. Basically, we share what’s going on in the world of technology and public libraries so that libraries can learn from the experiences of others. We all know that someone out there has dealt with an issue another is struggling with, and we try to bridge that gap by publishing, blogging, and sharing those techniques and tips we gather.
Right now, I’m on the road, traveling to rural and small libraries in northern California. This has been an amazing trip; meeting and talking with public librarians, learning of their triumphs and tribulations, and pulling it all together to help them keep computers available to the public. I’ll still be on the road next week, and I wonder if there are any libraries in northern California that are participating in the September Project that we haven’t heard from yet. I’d love to visit–please let me know if you’ve planned an event, and I’ll do my best to be there!