Monday, March 23, 2009

March 19th- new library presentation

On March 19th about a dozen members of the community came to a second presentation about plans for a new library. We were again honored to have Assemblyman Mo Denis attend the meeting and tell us why public libraries are so important to him.

Our next meeting will be March 26th at 5:00 p.m. in the Community Center, Sierra Room, you can also catch the meeting live on Charter Cable Channel 10. We will be discussing technology for a new library, a short video entitled Your Public Library: Keeping Your Community Connected will be shown and presentations on state of the art technology in public libraries will be shown.

Karen Hofmann from KEMH LLC will do a presentation on RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification), and other technologies to increase efficiency. KEMH LLC puts the puzzle pieces together of how business processes merge with technologies. KEMH LLC helps organizations to define a strategy and plan to achieve goals.

In addition these technologies will be introduced:
  • Automated materials handling
  • Enhanced Wi Fi access
  • Security
  • New formats for delivery of library materials

In addition to that the library had its first meeting with the Kathy Page of Page + Moris who will be helping the community determine the size and the amenities for the new library.

Ms. Page was principal consultant at Kathryn Page Associates, a library planning firm, from 1997 through 2004, during which time she prepared over 100 library facility planning projects. These projects include library space and service needs assessments, interior space planning, building programs, architectural plan reviews and related services. In January 2005, Ms. Page started the firm Page + Moris, with Beverly Moris, CCIDC, to provide an expanded scope of services to the library community, including library facility planning, interior design and furniture selection and specification.

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