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1 HUNTINGTON BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY COMPUTERS-TO-GO: A MOBILE TRAINING LAB Lia Hernandez, Huntington Beach Public Library

2 Why did we need mobile instruction? 118,000 computer users a year 0 classes currently offered No permanent classroom space

3 Please CIRCLE your level of interest in the following: Other: Survey… What kind of computer classes would YOU like to see offered at HBPL? Basic Computer/ Skills DefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Internet 101DefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Internet en EspanolDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Online Job Applications/ Job Searching DefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Resume Boot CampDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Fun with Online GamingDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Starting out in EbayDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Small Business Resources on the WebDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Travel Resources OnlineDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Blogging 101DefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Photo Sharing OnlineDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Downloadable AudiobooksDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Library E-Resources/ DatabasesDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Health Resources OnlineDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not Consumer Information on the WebDefinitelyMaybeProbably Not

4 In-line with our Strategic Plan? Priority #2: Connect to the Online World

5 Timeline of Activities Nov/Dec2009 Survey the community January 2010 Purchase Laptops/ Meet with staff/ Contact community partners/ Recruit volunteers/ February 2010 Schedule classes through evanced May 2010 In-house classes begin April 2010 Advertise March 2010 Develop training materials/ satisfaction survey July 2010 Laptops arrive/ Community laptop classes begin!

6 Where did the money go? Amount of grant for four Dell laptops: $4,994 Local match-in-kind: $6,635 ActivityStaff MemberTotal HoursHourly WageTotal Grant writing & reportingLibrarian20 $ $ Survey communityLibrarian10 $ $ Staff planning meetingsLibrarian4 $ $ Senior Librarian4 $ $ Library Director4 $ $ Meet w/ community partnersLibrarian6 $ $ Schedule classes on EvancedLibrary Clerk5 $ $ Register students at Ref DeskLibrarians18 $ $ Create flyersLibrary Clerk6 $ $ Design curriculumLibrarian24 $ $ Librarian16 $ $ Library Clerk10 $ $ Volunteers/ Intern16 $ - Send press releasesLibrarian2 $ $ Train volunteer instructorsLibrarian6 $ $ Configure laptopsInfo Systems Tech III8 $ $ Taught classes (includes prep)Librarian54 $ $ 1, Volunteers/ Interns36 $ - Library Page24 $ 8.45 $ Compile course evaluationsLibrarian4 $ $ Volunteers/ Intern2 $ $ 6,635.84

7 Project Outputs – What was produced? Acquired five laptops for mobile instruction. Recruited and trained six community volunteers. Eighteen sessions were held over a period of three months. Developed curriculum for eight classes (goal was five). 111 community members were trained!

8 Measuring Project Success 50% applied for at least two jobs online 100% use a computer 1x/ month 100% shared a photo 66% felt online consumer confidence. 100% set up an account.

9 WHATS HBPL? Partnerships. Volunteers. Lending laptops.


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