Using Idle Library Tech to Fight COVID-19

Closings and service reductions have left some libraries with an array of technology that currently sits idle. Rather than let this equipment gather dust, why not add it to the fight against the Coronavirus? Below are two ways your library may be able to help. Add Your Computers’ Processing Power to the Search for TreatmentsContinue reading “Using Idle Library Tech to Fight COVID-19”

Tech Tools to Help Your Library Cope with the Coronavirus

As COVID-19 finds libraries facing service reductions and closures, we must find ways to continue to operate in order to meet the needs of our communities. Here are some tech solutions to aid libraries in providing continuity of service even as we practice social distancing. Move Your Meetings Online A huge part of mitigating riskContinue reading “Tech Tools to Help Your Library Cope with the Coronavirus”

Virtual Reality: Staff Training and Responsibilities

The following article was adapted from the book Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services by Christopher DeCristofaro, James Hutter, and Nick Tanzi. Libraries Unlimited, January 2020, 211 pages. The Three Levels of Staff Engagement A well-trained staff is essential for the successful adoption of virtual reality technology at your library. To thisContinue reading “Virtual Reality: Staff Training and Responsibilities”