August 30, 2014

Patrick "PC" Sweeney

About Patrick "PC" Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney is Branch Manager of the East Palo Alto and Portola Valley libraries in the San Mateo County Library System. He received his MLIS from San José State University and has loved every second of living in California. He is excited about this trip because he has no idea how the East Coast works and is completely excited to meet all the good folks on the right coast. You can find any of his library related brain droppings online by Googling pcsweeney.

Highlights of Highpoint (Public and University Library)

The morning after Charlotte we drove over to Highpoint and visited both the University and Public Libraries. We took way too many videos than we could ever have time to edit and publish but these are some of our favorites. High Point Public library This library has a great teen space called the Teen Garage. […]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Video Narrative

It turns out, that recording, editing, and posting videos while on the road is a lot more intense then we originally thought.   The first library we visited was the most difficult because we were just starting to learn about the technology that we were using and the most efficient ways to use it.  Because of […]

Inspiring videos from a Visit to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

During our visit, we had the chance to talk with a number of local residents and library users about the impact the library has had on their lives.

Michael Lambert, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and SMCL

I (PC Sweeney) Interviewed my new deputy director who just happens to come from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.  Before going to Charlotte, he worked in San Mateo County Library as the manager of the library branch that I am now the manager of.  He spent about 5 years in Charlotte so he knows all about […]

PC Sweeney Packs Up for the Roadshow!

PC Sweeney’s Introduction

Meetups on the Roadshow

Josh, Lisa and I are excited to be taking part in this roadtrip but it’s going to be hard on us.  For example, we know we are going to be hungry after our long drives and dehydration is always a valid concern while on the road.  In order to keep going we’re going to need […]