The Washington State Library (WSL) partnered with local libraries across the state to provide tablet and e-Reader training for library staff and patrons. WSL staff traveled to 46 libraries (public, academic, and tribal) around the state between January and June, 2014. A total of 645 staff were trained and 416 patrons attended programs.
Resources from the Gadget Menagerie are now available for library use:
Publicity for the Gadget Menagerie
- News Release (1/10/29, Secretary of State)
- Gadget Menagerie Takes Off (WSL Blog article 1/29/14)
- Traveling tech program helps libraries, patrons with devices (Go Anacortes, 1/29/14)
- Demystify Your Device at the Gadget Menagerie (Spokane County Library District Blog, 1/31/14)
- Learn about Handheld Devices at ‘Gadget Menagerie’ (Washington State University News, 2/18/14)
- Tablet users enjoy Gadget Menagerie (Columbia Basin Herald, 4/16/14)
- Big Bend Community College (YouTube Video, Columbia Basin Herald, 4/16/14)
- Gadget menagerie training offered (The Dalles Chronicle, 5/9/14)
- ‘Gadget Menagerie’ training offered in White Salmon (Hood River News, 5/13/14)
- Gadget Menagerieâ€”Touch, test, try (San Juan Islander)
Jennifer Fenton, CE/Training Coordinator
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