-from Stephanie Gerding, TechSoup for Libraries

The Flip Video donation program is now open to public libraries in the U.S. listed in the IMLS database as well as public libraries in Canada (in addition to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit libraries and organizations)!

We are delighted to announce that Flip Video is back on our site and it’s now a donation program! Flip Video has partnered with TechSoup to make its pocket-sized digital video cameras available to eligible libraries and nonprofit organizations. These video cameras make capturing and sharing video simple, accessible, and fun for anyone, and can help you use video to showcase your library's programs and services.

The Flip Video UltraHD bundle includes two video cameras and one Flip Video tripod for an admin fee of $28. The Flip Video MinoHD bundle includes six video cameras for an admin fee is $55.

Please note that we expect high demand for these cameras!

There are no refunds for either of these physically fulfilled products.  Defective products may still be exchanged by Flip Video during the 90 day warranty period and support for Flip video cameras will be available until December 31, 2013.  Details are available on the Flip warranty support website.

The Flip Video donation program is available to public libraries with a valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the United States and Canada. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation are also eligible. There is no budget restriction for this program.  For additional details on which organization types qualify for this donation, please see the Flip Video Restrictions. Each qualifying organization may request up to five product donations in a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

web junction Kansas

Cindy Hickey, Web Junction Coordinator for Kansas posted upcoming webinars in September.

Innovations from America’s Best Small Libraries 2011
September 20, 1:00 Central

This year’s winner of Library Journal's Best Small Library in America award, Naturita Community Library (CO), serves a population of only 2,100 with technology, distance education, and programming supporting all the community’s lifelong learning needs. The Ames Free Library (MA) bridges the computing gap with a nimble thin-client network, wireless access, and laptops for patron use, along with Computer Tutors who help bring patrons to the next level. Page Public Library (AZ) offers almost daily programs for patrons across the age spectrum and addresses patron technology needs including equipment to access distance learning.

Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries: Community-Led Libraries
September 26, Noon Central

While public libraries are generally viewed as inclusive spaces, there are large segments of community that do not use them. Public libraries across Canada are involving communities in identifying, developing, and delivering library services.

Click here for more information.

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