Wednesday, June 10, 2009

PC Reservation Software Part II

The library has put all of the public computers down on "Computer Maintenance" beginning today and lasts through Friday, perhaps even Saturday...or depends. It is eerily quiet in the library today. I hope this is not a bad sign. It just goes to show how important computers are to the library.

So the question is popping in my mind about how to maximize the benefits of public computers in the library. So for the next few days I am tasking myself to brainstorm ideas about how to capitalize on having a somewhat "captive" audience in the library.

Friday, June 5, 2009

PC Reservation Software

Last Thursday (6/4/09) I received training on our new PC Reservation Software. I'm sure many of you have heard about it. Basically the patron comes in to use a computer, goes to the reservation terminal, scans their card, and gets a printed confirmation of the time and place when they can use the computer. I admit that there could be some problems at first, especially when patrons don't read the instructions thoroughly. But after we work the bugs out, I think our patrons are going to like the new system.