Two weeks ago was back at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library for NEKLS Tech Day and I just remembered one more thing I wanted to mention: their completely amazing, easy to use, WiFi login screen.
The screenshot on the right is from my phone but the one for a laptop was just as simple: Their logo, a link to the policy, and one giant easy to tap button, which made the log on process so non-annoying that I immediately thanked David King for it. He told me that this new design had been getting a lot of great comments and I now publicly add mine.
Published by Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
View all posts by Michael Sauers
One Reply to “The best WiFi login screen I’ve ever seen”
Happy to share that my institution (Michigan State University) also employs the no-fuss “I agree” login since a couple years ago. Quite a revolutionary, I’d say, considering almost all academic institutions would require a special permissions for a visitor to be able to use their wireless network.