planning

Public Access through Planning

Up-to-date technology, a dedicated staff, and community support help one library offer quality public access technology to its patrons
Location: 
Lamar County, Mississippi
Librarian: 
Jeanne Williams

Careful technology planning, committed supporters, and a dedicated staff are all key to the Lamar County Library System’s success in achieving Edge Benchmark 7. TechSoup for Libraries talks to one librarian about strategies for encouraging public access technology. 

Counting from Top to Bottom

Assessing Total Cost of Ownership for Public Computing and Technology
Location: 
Medina, OH
Librarian: 
Jim Haprian

Located in north-central Ohio, Medina County is home to nearly 200,000 people and the six branches of the Medina County District Library (MCDL). Jim Haprian, the Technology Manager at MCDL, began his career in libraries working as a janitor in 1992. Since then, he has worked as a Page, a Circulation Clerk, a Bookmobile Assistant, and a Technology Coordinator before moving to his current position in 2000.