Bringing Virtual Reality to Our Senior Patrons

An article I wrote for Public Libraries Online: Libraries have long provided specific services to their senior populations, from Music & Memory programs to homebound access. Increasingly, libraries are adopting virtual reality technology into their service model. For libraries in possession of VR hardware, the technology offers an incredible new avenue for serving our senior communities. ReadContinue reading “Bringing Virtual Reality to Our Senior Patrons”

3D Printing Adventures with William Floyd

Originally published at LinkedIn Pulse. Each year, the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library celebrates the birthday of William Floyd (local hero & signer of the Declaration of Independence) with the school district that bears his name. Among the festivities planned would be a birthday cake baked by culinary students, essay readings and the display of student art. ThisContinue reading “3D Printing Adventures with William Floyd”

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”