Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Pew Report on Libraries

Library Services in the Digital Age is a new Pew Internet Report. 


The Internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books remain important in the digital age.

Full Report

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New River Libraries launch SmartPay

New River Public Library Cooperative and its member libraries now provide the ability to securely pay fines and fees on a customer’s library account or donate via credit or debit card using Smart Pay.

New River purchases their annual subscription through NEFLIN for Smart Pay and receives a substantial discount that was negotiated on their behalf.  This discount is available for all NEFLIN libraries.  Contact NEFLIN for more information.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Bookless Public Library

My first thought was this is a futuristic diner, but I have learned it is San Antonio's new bookless library.

Read more about it here.

Monday, January 7, 2013

NEFLIN Annual Survey

NEFLIN is gathering information to assist in the planning of our programs and services. Please help us by completing this survey, telling us of your experiences with NEFLIN training and services. This survey takes less than 15 minutes to finish and will be available until January 25, 2013.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Florida Library Snapshot Day

Tell the story of your Florida library and its value to the community by participating in Florida Library Snapshot Day, January 30, 2013! 

Any Florida library is invited to submit library photos, statistics, and stories that showcase what happens during one day in their library. Librarians, media specialists, and library staff also have the option of selecting any day during the month of January or during the first week of February to take photographs, and report statistics and stories. 

For more information, or to have your library participate, go here.