Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Excel at Rearranging Your Library
Eventually, librarians need or want to rearrange their libraries. Rearranging bits of paper is tricky. Chris Rippel, from the Central Kansas Library System, demonstrates how to use Excel to draw alternative floor plans. His free Excel spreadsheet offers principles and examples for creating layouts that will entice people to move around your library to use more of your collection and library resources. We will talk about powerpaths, signage, display placement and rolling chairs in the stacks. (Links from the show.)
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
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.
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