TLC General Meeting
You can lead a webinar! Yes, you!
Webinar Best Practices 101
Jennifer Weaverling from Hubbs Center and Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt from Minnesota Literacy Council will share their experience, expertise and the dos and don’ts of leading webinars.Join us for this engaging and interactive presentation! (Also, bagels and spreads will be provided for a snack to fuel the learning!)
Tuesday, April 16
Minnesota Literacy Council Training Room
700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180
St. Paul, MN 55114
We hope you’ll join us for this informative meeting!
TLC General meetings take place the second Monday of each month. Join the TLC listserv to receive meeting and location updates and reminders.
The June TLC General Meeting will focus on the GED test moving online.
Some members from the Hennepin County Library (HCL) GED 2014 workgroup will give an overview about the transition from the paper to computer based GED tests. We will discuss the digital literacy skills needed for the new tests and how HCL is preparing for those changes.
Location: Franklin Library, 1314 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
The Phillips Hub meetings bring community technology centers located in the Phillips neighborhood together to discuss community and programming needs. It is an opportunity to network, share resources, and build relationships for working together to best serve the community.
Please join us!
The Broadband Access Project (BAP) was a partnership among community based organizations, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) to develop or upgrade eleven public computer centers in Minneapolis and St Paul. The efforts were supported by a grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). At this TLC meeting, partners from the BAP will share an update about the accomplishments and challenges of the partnership, as well as plans the public computer centers are making for moving forward now that the project is transitioning off of BTOP funding.
Pizza will be available as usual for a few dollars.
See this page for directions to UROC: http://uroc.umn.edu/about/directions.html
Please join us Monday, 3/12/12, 11:30am – 1:00pm for an engaging presentation.
E-Democracy.org – Using Online Tools to Build Community.
Location: Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107
Pizza will be served!
Presenter: Corrine Bruning, Outreach Coordinator, E-Democracy.org
E-democracy.org builds online public space in the heart of real democracy and community. Our major focus is our network of neighborhood online forums across the Twin Cities Metro - and others sprinkled across the world - that foster community life dialogue. Our mission is to harness the power of online tools to support participation in public life, strengthen communities, and build democracy. We do this by hosting public online forums at the neighborhood level where neighbors can discuss what matters to them, whether that's upcoming events, community gardens, or crime issues. Forum members agree to a set of rules, use real names, and agree to be civil, building trust across the forum. Each forum is facilitated by a dedicated volunteer manager, who enforces the rules, and helps to encourage discussion.
With Knight Foundation support, we have a crucial opportunity to demonstrate that inclusive community engagement online works at scale across an entire central city. We seek to demonstrate that all neighborhoods, regardless of income and the diverse communities within them, can and must be part of an integrated neighbors online revolution.
We are looking for host sites for 2012-2013! Send a message by clicking here, e-mail, if you'd like to be a site host. The Professional Development Committee will prepare the topic for the meeting. You provide the space! Brown bag lunch meetings are currently scheduled for the second Monday of the month, 11:30-1 during 2012.
September 10, 2012, 11:30am-1pm:
Location: Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Learning Center, 1925 Chicago Avenue, MPLS 55404
Topic: Network and Personal Security 101 (Steve Tripp, Progpen Consulting, Inc.); Services Available from MAP (Curtis Griesel, MAP); TLC Volunteer Opportunities and Upcoming Elections Alert; Networking
Announcement: TLC Planning Session, Friday, 10/26/2012, 830-12 - officers and all members to participate in session with trained facilitators
October 8, 2012, 11:30am-1pm:
Location: Neighborhood House
Topic: Annual Elections of Members at Large; Hubs and Affinity Groups - Sara Axtell, University of Minnesota
We hope to see you at the TLC Meeting on Monday, February 13 11:30-1pm!
We will meet at
Neighborhood House Room 208
179 Robie Street East, St Paul 55107
Free public parking in the ramp attached to the building!
TLC members have so much knowledge to share! What trainings should TLC coordinate this year? What successful strategies do you employ that would benefit other TLC members? What do you want to learn more about? Help set our training agenda for 2012.
Minneapolis Community Technology Survey
This is the first random sample survey to collect data about the state of the digital divide in Minneapolis. 8800 households were surveyed. Join us to hear preliminary results!
One of the Lucky Ones
On Sunday the infographic in the link below went viral. We will review it and discuss ways to use it with our communities.
Digital Divide: If You're Reading This, You're One of the Lucky Ones [INFOGRAPHIC]
Next Meeting: Monday, March 12, 11:30am -1pm! Topic and location pending confirmation