TAG: technology

Nonprofit in the Cloud

Posted in Business and Careers on April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_NonprofitCloud by Kandy Brandt The nonprofit organization I am active in was looking for ways to provide valuable and efficient services on a tight budget. We had just enough income to make ends meet and nothing left over for renting expensive office space, investing in costly computer software, or hiring lots of staff. We found the […]

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Advanced Selling Your Stuff Online Classes

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff We had so much fun teaching and learning about selling stuff online that we couldn’t wait to dig in deeper. Join us for another round of classes as we delve into Amazon, Craigslist, and eBay. Space is limited – register now. Advanced Amazon and Craigslist Learn more detailed information on navigating Craigslist and Amazon, including […]

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No Small Change: Bitcoin for Beginners

Posted in Business and Careers on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Bitcoin Guest blog by Doug Slaton, workshop presenter My co-presenter, Zach Doty, and I have been long time computer techs and continually explore any new innovations in technology. We have an unbridled fascination with all the amazing things happening with and on the Internet. We’ve followed Bitcoin for about 2 years and when we started seeing […]

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Create Connections with Goodreads

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Goodreads by Amber W. On a yearly basis I would compile a list of my favorite reads of the year and email it out to friends and family with similar tastes. Then early in 2007, I discovered Goodreads and the revolution began. What an awesome way to track what I read, follow what others are reading, […]

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Sell Your Stuff Online Class

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff Back by popular demand! Come to our upcoming technology class to learn the tips and tricks that will help get your stuff out the door and money in your pocket. This class will provide an overview of how to list an item for sale on Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. We will cover the pros and […]

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Applying for Jobs Online Class

Posted in Business and Careers on February 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Do online job applications make your head swim? Whether you’re new to the job market or getting back into the swing of things, get helpful advice and tips from our expert staff. Learn how to create an account and fill out an online job application, stay organized, make a good impression online, avoid job scams, […]

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Demystify Your Device at the Gadget Menagerie

Posted in News on January 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_GadgetMenag By Jennifer Fenton, Continuing Education and Training Coordinator for the Washington State Library Petting zoos aren’t just for children!  Now through June, the Washington State Library is taking their Gadget Menagerie, a tech petting zoo (that includes Kindle, Nook, Galaxy Tablet, iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Chromebook) on the road to 40 d […]

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Sell Your Stuff Online

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff Come to our upcoming technology class to learn the tips and tricks that will help get your stuff out the door and money in your pocket. This class will provide an overview of how to list an item for sale on Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. We will cover the pros and cons of selling on […]

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DIY Magic Bullet

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_magicbullet by Amber W. A couple of years ago my spouse dropped my glass Cuisinart blender pitcher and it broke. No big deal, easy to replace right? Wrong. The cost of a replacement, even a used one, was nearly the same price as a replacement blender! But in my searching for a new pitcher I stumbled […]

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Microsoft IT Academy

Posted in News on November 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

News_Feature_MITA 1 out of 2 jobs today require information technology (IT) skills. In less than 10 years, this number will increase to 3 out of every 4 jobs requiring IT skills*. Are you ready? Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries now offer Microsoft IT Academy to the public at no cost. E-learning from Microsoft […]

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