Eli Neiburger

Bake a cake, catch a fish, see the stars - all thanks to your local library

Last week, I heard Eli Neiburger, Associate Director of IT and Production for the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL), deliver a presentation titled “Access, Schmaccess: Libraries in the Age of Information Ubiquity”. His talk focused on the ways in which widespread access to ebooks is going to change the roles of libraries. One of the things he suggested is that libraries are really good at checking things out (we have the infrastructure in place) and that we should continue to think about interesting things libraries could circulate.

If you host it, they will come

Every year, the Northeast Kansas Library System hosts a Technology Day; a gathering to learn and talk about technology in libraries. The day features a nationally known keynote speaker and numerous breakout sessions. Attendees are public librarians, academic librarians, school librarians, State Library and regional library system employees, and more. I have had the opportunity to plan this event for NEKLS many times now and am happy to say that the 2012 event (held August 16th) was perhaps the best one yet.