Have you had a chance to read our new Library Spotlight? It profiles Debbie Moss, Assistant Director at the Orange County Library System in Orlando, FL. In addition to a thorough analysis of bandwidth challenges and opportunities at the library, the spotlight also mentions that the library is building the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology Innovation and Creativity.
The Center is scheduled to open in Spring 2014. Funded with a million dollar gift from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation, the Center will be located in 20,000 sq. ft. of space on the Orlando Public Library’s second floor. The Center will offer hardware, equipment, software, support and programming to "inspire and invigorate creativity and accomplishment."
The library is already hosting an impressive array of technologies and technology learning opportunities, including:
- A wide variety of computer classes
- 3D Printing for Teens
- Create cool computer games
- Raspberry pi
- Treehouse elearning (learn computer programming)
- and much, much more.
No wonder ALA awarded Orange County Library System a Library of the Future Award! Kudos for all you are doing to push the envelope with fostering creativity and innovation. We'll be watching for even more great things to come.