Just Published! Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services

Emerging technologies can intimidate with their cost and uncertainty—this book provides flexible options for adopting the most popular ones. Introducing new technologies to your library can be a daunting process; they can be costly, they may be unfamiliar to many staff members, and their success is far from assured. To address these concerns, Best Technologies forContinue reading “Just Published! Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services”

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”

Crafting Engaging Content to Achieve Social Media Success

In early 2018, Facebook announced a new emphasis on “meaningful social interactions,” a term that is meant to include traditional Likes and shares, but also places value on conversations. Facebook now gives higher visibility to posts that users wish to see—defined by their level of interaction with a given page. To truly succeed in thisContinue reading “Crafting Engaging Content to Achieve Social Media Success”