Tech Bar

Back in April, I gave a renovation update detailing the newly remodeled spaces related to Digital Services at my library. I mentioned plans to add a “gadget petting zoo” and that’s now become a reality. We’re calling it the “Tech Bar” and I’m happy to say that it’s generated a lot of interest in a short Continue reading Tech Bar

Three Hours is Really Not a lot of Time

Yesterday, I drove down to Springfield with friends Toby Greenwalt and Leah White to give a three-hour presentation to Illinois library directors participating in SPLMI (Small Public Library Management Institute). We were asked to speak about technology in libraries, so we created the slide deck to end all slide decks. The presentation was jam-packed with Continue reading Three Hours is Really Not a lot of Time

From Grocery Store to Kitchen

I was fortunate enough to present at two programs this afternoon for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. Here’s the full description of the first program, “From Grocery Stores to Kitchens: Empowering Users to Get Creative with Digital Media.” It’s time for libraries to stop functioning like grocery stores where people simply come to get stuff Continue reading From Grocery Store to Kitchen