How to Evaluate Your Library’s Virtual Programs

Given the need to practice social distancing, many libraries have embraced virtual programming. From live programming over Zoom and Facebook, to pre-recorded programs on YouTube, librarians have found creative ways to engage their patrons. While this approach is vital, how can you measure the impact and success of your library’s virtual programs? Below is aContinue reading “How to Evaluate Your Library’s Virtual Programs”

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”

Preparing Your Digital Collection for An Influx of Users

With many libraries now either closed to the public or facing reduced hours, patrons are being directed to our virtual branches. Knowing this, is your digital collection ready? Can Patrons Access Your Collection? A valid library card is a pretty standard prerequisite for using the library’s digital collection. Knowing this, what options are available toContinue reading “Preparing Your Digital Collection for An Influx of Users”