December 19, 2014

ETots: a Public Library iPad Program for Preschoolers

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Children’s services librarian Cindy Wall documents what she learned in presenting an iPad program for her youngest users —one and two year olds.

Boston Public Library not Alone in Requiring Parent Signatures for Online Accounts

Photo by Dmitriy Shironosov/Shutterstock Images

BPL says it’s just following rules in preventing kids 13 years old and younger from signing up online for a library card.

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 […]

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 […]

OCLC Unveils Website for Small Libraries Beta Project

On February 14, OCLC announced a new beta cloud-based service, Website for Small Libraries (WSSL), with which libraries with fewer than 20,000 items in their collections may construct a low-cost, simple but dynamic website. Features include basic patron and inventory management, including checkouts, returns, holds, and renewals, among other functions.