FL

Stepping Up

Making broadband more than a library issue
Location: 
Live Oak, FL
Librarian: 
Sherry Millington

Rural libraries that provide technology resources for their communities serve a vital purpose, but they typically take on an entirely new set of difficulties. Even with the added struggles, many rural libraries are stepping up to the plate and offering essential technology services for their community members.

Alachua County Library District Implements Innovative Laptop Checkout Program

How a staff of non-techies used their brainpower to dream up a creative plan that worked
Location: 
Gainesville, FL
Librarian: 
Micheal Fettes

Micheal Fettes, the Automated Services Administrator for Alachua County Library District (ACLD) in Gainesville, Florida, oversees 12 staff members who possess diverse qualifications but lack advanced experience with technology.

That Darned Fax Machine

How a can-do attitude and perseverance helped Calhoun County Public Library take full advantage of the opportunities presented to implement technology
Location: 
Blountsville, FL
Librarian: 
Rita Maupin

Decentralizing the Knowledge Base

How Suwannee Library System’s decision to share technical know-how resulted in more than just less time behind the wheel
Location: 
Live Oak, FL
Librarian: 
Sherry Millington

(Sherry Millington and Sarah Washburn)

When you're one of two staff members in charge of fulfilling the technical needs of eight libraries spread across three rural counties, you can lose a lot of time simply driving between branches—unless you've got a plan like Sherry Millington's.