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New Online Course: Basic Network Technology for Libraries

2016 August 4
by Cindy Fisher

Have you ever wondered exactly what enables your connection to the Internet? In our new free online course, Basic Network Technology for Libraries, you will cement your understanding of this and other fundamental concepts of library network technology. Through a series of videos and supporting resources, we’ve transformed the in-person workshops delivered in 2015 to libraries around Texas. We are excited to make this training available to those of you that were unable to attend in person or would like a refresher!

A screen capture of the online course software with embedded video of instructor Carson Block.

An example of the student experience.

In this course taught by Carson Block, a seasoned library technologist with a passion for making technology concepts accessible, you will:

  • define common terms used in computer networking
  • understand broadband options, find Internet Service Providers serving your area, and conduct speed checks to monitor service in your library
  • identify network devices and understand their functions
  • understand modern cabling design and specifications, and best practices to use when installing network cabling
  • observe typical wired and wireless routers configuration


Looking for CE credits? Enroll in the online course and complete the curriculum to receive 2.5 hours of CE credit. Watch this short video about how to to enroll. If you’re just interested in the online course content, then you can login as a guest and get started!


Questions? Please contact Cindy Fisher ( or Henry Stokes ( or give us a ring at 800-252-9386. Happy networking!
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