The Library Effect
Check out the gorgeous debut issue of The Library Effect: a new website with articles about the positive effect of libraries on individuals and society. I’m excited to be a part of it and love what Shannon, the creator, has accomplished with the site. Personally, I’ve never seen another library-related website like it! Also, consider contributing your own story to future issues.

The Library Effect

Check out the gorgeous debut issue of The Library Effect: a new website with articles about the positive effect of libraries on individuals and society. I’m excited to be a part of it and love what Shannon, the creator, has accomplished with the site. Personally, I’ve never seen another library-related website like it! Also, consider contributing your own story to future issues.

As someone who has grown somewhat disillusioned with TED in the past year, I really hope this session generates some good discussion. I think having TED conferences at libraries—where they can be free and accessible to a wide range of people rather than just those who can afford an expensive registration fee—is a wonderful idea.

Any librarians attending ALA Midwinter and this session: I’d love to see your notes! :)

The ICDL Foundation’s goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.”

What a great project! Explore unique books at home with your kids or consider adding a digital storytime to your existing storytime program. There are books for lots of languages and cultures here! 

Donate empty flash drives to Illinois tornado victims

Tech Logic supports Fondulac District Library and community after tornado damage

Tech Logic is assisting Fondulac District Library in their initiative to help community members recover damaged files after the severe weather destruction.

“Photos and scrapbooks are some of the most precious items people can have, and many families had all of their belongings – including their family photos, computers, and cameras – damaged and lost by the storm,” said Genna Buhr, Public Services Manager at Fondulac District Library.

Buhr continued, “Fondulac District Library will offer free digitization of photos and scrapbooks to disaster victims at the library. Using a copy stand and a digital camera, volunteers will provide high resolution files at no charge to those who bring in damaged items. Digital copies may help in the restoration process, should further decay occur. We plan on offering this service many times in the coming weeks and months.”

Tech Logic is aiding the library by donating hundreds of flash drives to which volunteers can save digital photo files.

“We are a family owned business at Tech Logic. We truly believe that our customers are part of our family, and when one of our libraries is in need like this, we want to show our support,” says Gary Kirk, President of Tech Logic.

Fondulac District Library is also available for community members during disasters by offering their power for device charging, shelter from severe weather, public computers with free WiFi, and more.

To donate flash drives, please ship drives that are free of files to:

Fondulac District Library

ATTN: Genna M. Buhr

400 Richland Street

East Peoria, IL  61611

For more information on Fondulac Library’s storm information and assistance resources for their community, go to http://www.fondulaclibrary.org/emergency/.

Founded in 1997, Tech Logic exclusively serves libraries with their patented advantages in Automated Material Handling systems, Self Check-In and Self Check-Out software, and MediaSurfer, the kiosk that lends iPads. For further information and services, visit www.tech-logic.com or call 800-494-9330.