The Rochester Regional Library Council has a Training Center that can be used as a hands-on computer lab. There are a total of 20 laptop computers for student use, including an instructors workstation. The setup includes 20 HP laptops and a ceiling-mounted projector. All of the computers in the RRLC Training Center have Pentium processors and are running Windows Vista Business. The lab equipment is on a continuing replacement cycle, with a portion of the computers being replaced each year. All computers are equipped with the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other software relevant to the library community’s training needs. The lab equipment is updated and maintained by RRLC’s technical coordinator, and an IT professional is on contract for new installations and complex technical issues.
High speed Internet access is available on all computers. Wireless connectivity throughout the Training Center makes it easy to move machines around as needed. RRLC’s network is protected by a Watchguard Firebox SOHO 6.
The laptop computers are stored in a charging cart when not in use for hands-on training, which allows the room to be re-configured to accommodate more people for other types of programs. The room can seat up to 40 people if hands-on access to computers is not required.
The equipment for the Training Center was purchased and is kept updated through several grant sources, including Regional Bibliographic Database and Interlibrary Resource Sharing, Library Services and Construction Act Title III, an Electronic Doorway Library Demonstration Grant and The Greater Rochester Project.
For a current listing of scheduled workshops check the Workshop Listing.
Your suggestions or comments regarding this facility and its future direction are welcome. For more information or to schedule the use of the room, please call the Council office at 585-223-7570 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org