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Hidden Gems: TechSoup Donation Partners Every Librarian Should Know

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Meeting Description:

TechSoup is a nonprofit that partners with corporations to distribute software and hardware donations to nonprofits and libraries. You may already know about our donation programs that can save your library approximately 90% on Microsoft products and Symantec’s Norton Antivirus donations but did you know we offer a typing program, discount on Flickr and more? Attend this free webinar and learn about TechSoup for Libraries and how we can help you offer more to your patrons and staff and save money.

Stephanie Gerding will interview Victoria Yarbrough, City Librarian at Douglas Public Library in Arizona, Todd Schlechte, Library Director at Gretna Public Library in Nebraska and Jennifer Doyon, Information Technology/Teen Librarian at the Brookfield Library in Connecticut, to learn about the donation they requested and how they’re using it.

This webinar is best suited for public libraries that are listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database or have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. For more information about TechSoup for Libraries, visit


Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2009
Time: 03:00 PM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Stephanie Gerding
 Presenter Information
Victoria Yarbrough
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Victoria completed her Bachelors degree in Political Science (2004) while attending the University of Pittsburgh and working at Pitt’s Barco Law Library. She earned her Masters degree in Information Resources and Library Science (2007) from the University of Arizona while working at the University of Arizona Main Library.  Victoria is currently serving public library patrons in southeastern Arizona and northeastern Sonora, Mexico, as the library director and city librarian of Douglas, Arizona.

Todd Schlechte
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Todd Schlechte graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College with a degree in German Education.  He holds one master's degree and is working on a second.  Before entering the field of Library Science, he was a minister, a teacher of English in Germany, and a househusband.  Presently, Todd is the director of Gretna Public Library in Gretna, Nebraska.  The library’s potential service population has approximately tripled in the last three years, and one of the Library’s main challenges is keeping up with that growth.

Jennifer Doyon
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Jennifer is currently the IT/Teen Librarian at The Brookfield Library in Brookfield, CT.  She loves working with technology and teens, both of which can be challenging at times!  She earned a BA in English from Penn State University in 2002, and received her MLS in 2003 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Jennifer then spent 2 years in both PA and New York state libraries.  She loves working in a public setting because every day is a new adventure.

Stephanie Gerding
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Stephanie Gerding is a nationally known library consultant and author. She presents workshops around the country and online on grants, training, and technology topics. Stephanie’s first co-authored book, Grants for Libraries, was published by Neal-Schuman and received a starred review in Library Journal. Her second book, The Accidental Technology Trainer, was published by Information Today. Stephanie co-authors the Library Grants Blog, and writes articles on grant work and technology training. She is currently working with the TechSoup for Libraries program to support them in providing technology education to libraries and helping them save money through software donations.