No matter where you are or what kind of library you’re in, times are tough and money’s tight. Your library budgets are most likely getting slashed, and it’s quite likely that your patron’s wallets are a little less thick than they used to be, too. We all know that in dark economic times, more and more people turn to our institutions for help and entertainment, but it’s not always clear how we can best help them – and ourselves – when we have seemingly fewer resources with which to do so. This series of short presentations will hopefully help you brainstorm some creative ways you can add value to the services you provide, without adding more stress to your budget!
Part 2: Strange, But Free: Exploring a Few Open Source or Free Tech Tools That Could Save Your Library Money
Since it’s not just your patrons’ cash reserves that are drying up, we’ll take a quick look at a few tools that you can use to replace services you may be paying for, or that you can use to expand services without breaking the bank.
Friday, Februrary 12, 2010
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For additional details and registration information visit: Hot Tools for Tough Times: Strange, But Free: Exploring Open Source/Free Tech Tools