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”

Starting A Teen 3D Printing Club at Your Library

Originally appears in the February 2017 print edition of VOYA Magazine as “Teens and Technology: Teen 3D Printing Club”. 3D printing is an exciting technology that can engage your teen patrons like few things can! The question for many libraries that are considering purchasing a 3D printer (or for some that already have made aContinue reading “Starting A Teen 3D Printing Club at Your Library”