Managing Public Computers

  • Start from Scratch: A New Program of the Bucks County Free Library

    Last month, Bucks County Free Library began offering Start from Scratch, a new program aimed at helping members of the public connect to the digital world.

    During Start from Scratch sessions, patrons bring their "mostly dead" PCs to ...

  • A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

    Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...

  • You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Problems and Other Insights

    Since her first article, iFought the iPads (and iWon), Sally-Adrina has heard from several librarians struggling with a common problem: iPad passcodes. At Rapid City Public Libraries, they experienced the same issue. A child or an ad...

  • iFought the iPads (and iWon)

    When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

  • Easy, Powerful, and Free: Sign Your Library Up for the Impact Survey

    Access to computers in public libraries changes lives. The landmark study Opportunity for All (2009) illustrated this decisively, with compelling national findings about the extent to which library computers are used to gain admission to college, obt...