Best of PubLib TV – Coming Soon!
This week in Best of Publib covers the week of February 8th through February 14th 2010. This week includes questions about public access computer security, thought-provoking discussions about sharing library buildings with community centers and government, distribution of e-book readers, and our new poll on rewarding staff innovation and initiative. Some of the topics we will be reviewing include:
- Topic » ”Halo” series ♥ Phalbe Henriksen in North Carolina is researching the provenance of Halo - The books and comic series are adapted from the highly popular RPG featuring the character Master Chief
- Topic » NetLibrary vs. Overdrive ♥ Kimberly Francisco in Huntsville, TX would like current impressions of NetLibrary and Overdrive - Which products work best for you?
- Topic » Self-Check Machines ♥ Michele J. Capozzella in Danbury, CT is having trouble with self-check machines – What brands do you use and how are they working out?
- Topic » Applying for CDBG funds ♥ Michelle R. Mears in Enid, OK is reviewing the application process for Community Development Block Grants - How do you calculate your service area?
- Topic » Assistive technology for deaf/hard-of-hearing library users? ♥ Nora Armstrong in Fayetteville, NC is looking to replace an out of date TTY system – Which products work the best?
- Topic » Library Leadership Initiatives: your perspective, please! ♥ Nann Blaine Hilyard in Zion, IL is soliciting essays on Library Leadership for the Journal of the Public Library Association - Deadline is March 10th.
- Topic » E-book reader thread? ♥ Alana Abbott in Branford, CT seeks loan policies and procedures for pre-loaded e-book readers – What works the best?
- Topic » e-book Readers ♥ Library Science student – Esther Varela – is also researching e-book reader loan policies – Does your library loan Kindles or Sony Readers? Margaret Neil expressed concerns about restrictions on digital content use.
- Topic » Red Tag or DiscMate? ♥ Marsha Warfield in West Palm Beach, FL is comparing the Red Tag System to DiscMate - Which DVD / CD security system works best for you?
- Topic » Public libraries co-located with Community Centers ♥ Michael Golrick in Baton Rouge, LA is looking at libraries that share space with community centers – What are the best practices for cohabitation?
- Topic » Library & Local Government Shared Buildings? ♥ Laura J. Kraly in Davisburg, MI is working on a similar topic – What are some examples?
- Topic » Merchandising new fiction ♥ Janet Griffing in Wadsworth, OH is developing new fiction displays for the AV room – What a great idea to remind the computer users about depth of content! Do you display materials in your AV room?
- Topic » Midwest Tape books on CD and sturdy packaging ♥ John Richmond in Bartonville, IL seeks opinions on how SoundSafe cases compare to similar products – Which packaging system is the best long-term investment?
- Topic » usb bluesreen virus problem ♥ Donna Cain reports on a new problem with viruses on thumb drives / flash drive – Flash drives are causing blue screens and reboots along with file issues even with Compugard active – Editor’s Note: This is certainly something to watch out for on public access computers.
- Topic » Improvisational Drama ♥ Marie Brown in Lebanon, IN asks for policies and procedures on LARP - Live Action Role Playing events at libraries – How would you host an event at your library?
- Topic » Envisionware ♥ Julie Goyette in High Point, NC wants to know about PubLib reader experiences with Envisionware print management and reservation - Do you recommend Envisionware for a busy lab?
- Topic » Staff retreat ♥ Leslie Schow in Herriman, UT is about to open a new library in Utah! – Do PubLib readers have ideas for staff retreats?
- Topic » We don’t need no stinkin’ books! Once again…. ♥ George Hazelton reports on this article in the NYTimes about Cushing Academy plans to dismantle its print library
- Topic » Do you take patron photos for their ILS records? ♥ Andy Richmond in Rye NH is implementing photo components for his library’s ILS - What has been your experience with offering photo ids?
- Topic » Recognition for work well done ♥ Annette Weiss in Farmington Hills, MI would like examples of how to reward staff initiative and address patron and staff concerns – How do you reward staff initiative?
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