In May 2014, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library went through an RFID conversion process. In one week. While closed. But we didn’t stop there. We also installed self-check kiosks, replaced our security gates, retrofitted our automated materials handler, and gutted the circulation lobby at the same time. David explains what his library did...Read more →
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The introduction of a “Maker Space” at the Beaufort, SC public library system marks a transition for libraries where content is no longer simply absorbed, but also created.
Originally from the Charleston, SC area, Melanie J. Florencio is a digital media lab instructor, adjunct art professor, and comic illustrator. She studied Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Post graduation in 2011, she taught art and design at two Charleston colleges while freelancing comic book projects. Currently, Melanie enjoys sharing her artistic knowledge and talents with the Beaufort County, SC community through demonstrations, workshops, and lectures for the public library system as well as adjuncting art classes online for the local colleges. (Published on Jun 11, 2014)
Some of you, I can tell, are like I was: dewy-eyed and idealistic. Those days are gone for me. I am now a terrible library patron, the kind that other readers are loath to encounter. How did I get here? It was easy. Step 1: Set a Goal I always liked comics, but until...Read more →
From The Library Assistant’s Manual, a guide by Theodore Koch “issued on the occasion of the 61st annual meeting of the Michigan State Teachers’ Association, Ann Arbor, October 30–November 1, 1913.” Qualities that unfit one for library work in general are physical weakness, deformity, poor memory, a discontented disposition, egotism, a lack of system...Read more →
So I’m sad to have to report that new library administration doesn’t seem to appreciate the value of the Eaton Collection or the expertise that goes into it. Since spring of this year, their accomplishments have included driving out staff members and pushing changes to collection policies that would reduce the Eaton’s holdings, its...Read more →
Several months ago, while performing an inventory of recently acquired video games, I happened upon a DVD-R labeled Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (PSP). My first assumption was that the disc, like so many others we have received, was a DVD-R of gameplay. However, a line of text on the Copyright database record for the...Read more →
If you’ve got a few minutes please consider helping out one of my colleagues with her survey. Hello, We’d like your input on diversity in the library workplace for our research. We have a short survey that we hope you will complete. Questions focus on your own experiences learning about and working with diversity....Read more →