Technology @ GMR

Technology Services from the GMR

Technology classes: We offer a variety of technology classes, both in-person and online.  Archived recordings of GMR Tech Talks can be found on our GMR Tech Talks page.  Topics have included Free Online Tools, Productivity Tools, Microsoft Access and Database Theory, and Tutorial Creation. A complete list of classes we offer can be found on the GMR Classes page.

Consultation: The GMR offers consultation and assistance to our members. Some examples of what we can help with:

  • Explaning emerging technologies and how they may fit in with your library
  • Web 2.0 technologies, such as wikis, blogs, and social networking
  • Videoconferencing and computer-based voice over IP services, such as Skype and Google Hangouts
  • Podcasting, screencasting, videocasting, or video broadcasting

Do you have technology in your organization that is in need of replacement? Do you have a project that requires you to update or acquire new technology? Apply for a Technology Improvement Award! For some ideas on projects - look at some of the past awards we have funded, or see the recent GMR Tech Talk on Creative Ideas for Technology Improvement.  See also our Checklist for Applying for the GMR Technology Improvement Award in our blog, the Cornflower, for helpful hints and tips.

Technology Forums

The GMR regularly coordinates the Technology Forum at the Midwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meetings. A summary of the 2015 Technology Forum with a link to the recording is available on The Cornflower


For more information, please contact the GMR Technology Coordinator or send an email to