Your Library’s Digital Collection & the Post-Holiday Bump

Originally published at LinkedIn Pulse The holiday season is often considered a down time for libraries, as it can be difficult to compete for our patrons’ time and attention. Generally, we offer fewer programs and may experience a brief downturn in checkouts between Thanksgiving and New Year. Following this period, however is an ideal timeContinue reading “Your Library’s Digital Collection & the Post-Holiday Bump”

Dungeons & Dragons & 3D Printers

Role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder have long enjoyed legions of fans.  More recently, Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things,” has also served to drum up interest, as Dungeons & Dragons serves as a major plot point. Some libraries have sought to capitalize on this interest by offering meetups/gaming sessions and byContinue reading “Dungeons & Dragons & 3D Printers”

3D Printing in Libraries: Putting Your Misprints to Work!

Let’s face it, even the most carefully maintained 3D printer will suffer misprints. In the past, I’ve muttered some choice words before throwing the offending object out. Happily, there’s another way! Enter the “3D Printing Swear Jar!” Rather than depositing them directly in the garbage, I now collect these misprints and later put them toContinue reading “3D Printing in Libraries: Putting Your Misprints to Work!”