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VOLUME 25, NUMBER 8 September 2005
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Tech Training: Keeping Staff Up-to-Speed


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How We Used Demonstration Authoring Software to Create Tutorials
For tasks that need to be taught again and again, it makes sense to write your own online tutorials to save trainers time. These librarians walk you through the process of creating tutorials with demonstration authoring software.By Holley Long and John Culshaw

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The Evolution of Technostress
While writing her thesis nearly 10 years ago, this author found that the biggest stresses faced by librarians were the lack of technology standardization and the pace of change. What do they find most challenging about their jobs today? Read this to compare the old stressors to today’s favorites.
By Lisa A. Ennis

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Determining and Meeting Personnel Training NeedsClick for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
When management at the Newport News (Va.) Public Library Center tied promotions and salaries to computer proficiency, tech training needed to be provided to all staffers. Read how this author developed assessment measures and training modules.
By Anita Jennings
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Technology Training Can Be a Piece of Cake
In order to make technology training more palatable, this author approached it as if it were a piece of cake. She divided the lessons into three “layers” that built upon each other, and translating that knowledge into everyday tasks was the icing on the cake.
By Janetta Waterhouse
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COLUMNS
Building Digital Libraries
Running to Stand Still?
By Terence K. Huwe
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Computers in Small Libraries
Learning Server-Side Scripting
By Gary Roberts
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The Systems Librarian
The New Landscape of the Automation Business
By Marshall Breeding
Page 40
Online Treasures
Once More unto the Breach:
Revisiting Tech Training (Again)

By Janet L. Balas
Page 43
DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Notes
A Cornucopia of Useful Articles
By Kathy Dempsey

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Newsline

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Newsline Reports
ALA Annual Conference Was Full of Announcements and Pronouncements
By Kathy Dempsey

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ask techman
By D. Scott Brandt
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Books to Check Out Page 57
Noted & Quoted Page 58
SPECIAL SECTIONS
How to Write for CIL Page 22
Helping You Buy: Integrated Library Systems
By Andrew K. Pace
Page 25

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