Providing Access to Telehealth Through the Public Library

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a steady rise in telehealth use. By way of example; March 2020 saw telehealth visits increase by 154% compared to March 2019! While more recently, telehealth usage has decreased from all-time highs, it remains a convenient, and sometimes necessary option in rural communities where access to health care andContinue reading “Providing Access to Telehealth Through the Public Library”

Providing Computer and Internet Access to Library Patrons During a Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to be a major consideration when planning library programs and services. Previously, I explored Assessing Virtual Library Programs in my May/June 2020 Wired Library column for Public Libraries Magazine. In my latest column, I examine the challenges of providing computer and internet access in the current pandemic environment. To check it out, headContinue reading “Providing Computer and Internet Access to Library Patrons During a Pandemic”

Assessing Virtual Library Programs

In my latest Wired Library column, I explore the challenges of assessing virtual library programs. With libraries currently practicing social distancing in the face of COVID-19, many organizations have begun experimenting with virtual programming. As these offerings become increasingly commonplace and represent a growing portion of our time and budget, it is essential that weContinue reading “Assessing Virtual Library Programs”