Session Title

Virtually Expanding Your Bookshelves

Description

Library buildings are expensive and cannot be continually expanded to fit the always increasing amount of items available for library communities. The Beaver Dam Community Library is running out of shelving space, yet the librarians are able to add thousands of new materials to their shelves each year. Over the last three years, the Beaver Dam Community Library has expanded the digital resources available to its community. Applications such as RBDigital, Overdrive, Hoopla, and several more offer patrons an expanded amount of items ready for checkout. Movies, e-books, e-audiobooks, and music are all available at the click of a button, even when the library is closed. Through this shelving expansion, the public library’s staff has created programs and marketing schemes to teach its community about using computers and tablets to access these digital resources. The digital resources, their successes, and failures will be reviewed along with some tips and tricks on how the librarians handle the constant learning curve during a digital shelving expansion.

Start Date

21-3-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

21-3-2019 2:00 PM

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Virtually Expanding Your Bookshelves

Library buildings are expensive and cannot be continually expanded to fit the always increasing amount of items available for library communities. The Beaver Dam Community Library is running out of shelving space, yet the librarians are able to add thousands of new materials to their shelves each year. Over the last three years, the Beaver Dam Community Library has expanded the digital resources available to its community. Applications such as RBDigital, Overdrive, Hoopla, and several more offer patrons an expanded amount of items ready for checkout. Movies, e-books, e-audiobooks, and music are all available at the click of a button, even when the library is closed. Through this shelving expansion, the public library’s staff has created programs and marketing schemes to teach its community about using computers and tablets to access these digital resources. The digital resources, their successes, and failures will be reviewed along with some tips and tricks on how the librarians handle the constant learning curve during a digital shelving expansion.