You Can Do I.T. Basic Library Technology Series

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The You Can Do I.T. program equips library staff in small and rural public libraries with the skills to effectively plan for and manage their library’s information technology. These fundamental skills will enable library staff to become proactive technology leaders in their communities and to use technology to meet their community needs. 

Developed in direct response to small and rural library needs, the program currently address two aspects of public library computing: Hardware & Software and Network Technology.


About the Presenter

Carson Block ( has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 17 years. He has been called "a geek who speaks English" and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.

As a consultant, Carson is often brought in to help solve complex institutional issues and to help align the library's public service mission with its technology efforts to serve the needs of patrons and staff.

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