computer labs

Working Together: Thriving With Minimal Outside Help

How confidence, communication, and community can result in a happier staff and public computers that hum
Location: 
Ruidoso, NM
Librarian: 
Phyllis Reed

In a small mountain town in southeastern New Mexico, Phyllis Reed directs Ruidoso Public Library with little outside technical help. Despite its somewhat oxymoronic name (Ruidoso means “noisy” in Spanish), and the fact that the clientele population snowballs during the winter, the library runs smoothly and efficiently.

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

Calhoun County, located in northwestern Florida in one of the state’s five poorest counties, isn't home to any IT companies, nor does the county government have a system in place to help its agencies with their technology needs.