Crash and Learn

A Librarian Learns and Grows from Challenges
El Dorado, Arkansas
Mindy Farley

As Systems Administrator and Youth Services Coordinator of the Barton Public Library, Mindy Farley has run into the usual technical problems such as a freezing computer or a patron unable to open a document. But within the past three years, her library has experienced far more than its fair share of tough challenges and adversity. Mindy has faced every challenge with an optimistic attitude, and learned from each experience.

Ahead of the Game

How the library and its partners threw out the old ideas of what a “youth center” looks like.
Charlotte, NC
Kelly Czarnecki

As Technology Education Librarian at the ImaginOn Library in North Carolina’s Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) system, Kelly Czarnecki inspires creativity and learning through games, computer programming and multimedia production at a unique cultural institution designed and built specifically for children and young adults.