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Libraries

April 2019 Library Tech Newsbytes

Read the news about libraries as social services organizations, a super green library, the Save the Internet Act, day-in-the-life librarian gems, and more!

April 08, 2019

Digital Divide

Civil Society Leads the Way in Open Transit Data

Follow Ricky Abisla on a fellowship in India as he investigates how local transit data might best be organized and shared so it can be used by transit riders and operators.

March 11, 2019

Impact Stories

The Gates Library Foundation: How Digital Inclusion Came to Libraries

Discover how the Gates Library Foundation helped millions of people around the world have better access to digital tools that can help improve their lives!

January 18, 2019

Libraries

The Gates Library Foundation Remembered: How Digital Inclusion Came to Libraries

TechSoup is deeply proud to have worked with the Gates Library Foundation as it invested $1 billion in public libraries, both domestically and globally.

January 11, 2019

Accounting

Closing the Diversity Gap in the Field of Design, One Workshop at a Time

Discover how one nonprofit is using QuickBooks Online to achieve its mission to encourage Chicago youth to become advocates and changemakers in their own communities through design-focused skill-building workshops!

December 14, 2018

Education

Tell the FCC to Save the Educational Broadband Service Spectrum

The FCC is considering a major rule change regarding the Educational Broadband Service spectrum. Take action; submit comments to the FCC today!

August 07, 2018

Impact Stories

Caravan Studios Boosts Access to Transit Through Open Data

Billions of transit users worldwide don't have access to transit schedule data. Caravan Studios has been experimenting with one way to solve this problem.

August 06, 2018

Education

How Nonprofits Help Digitally Disadvantaged Communities Connect

TechSoup donor partner Mobile Beacon has conducted some very interesting research on nonprofits. Here's what they found.

June 04, 2018

IT Security

8 Must-See Technology Panels at SXSW Social Impact 2018

SXSW is recognized as a breakout event for technology & social impact. Here are 8 social impact technology panels worth bookmarking. Read more!

March 09, 2018

Libraries

The Right Tips and Tools for Teaching Older Adults Technology

Older adults may not understand the benefits of using technology, but libraries can help them adopt it for communication, learning, and entertainment.

June 21, 2016

Libraries

Digital Skills Are Not the Same as Digital Literacy

Being digitally literate in a public library requires different capabilities, aptitudes, and attitudes than those expected in a higher education library.

February 08, 2016

Libraries

How to Create a Community Resource Guide

Discover how nonprofits, city agencies, and the local library came together to create a resource guide for residents of the library's neighborhood.

August 13, 2015