Thursday, May 30, 2013
Changing Times, Changing Libraries [DVD]
Changing Times, Changing Libraries [DVD]. Library Video Network, 2012. 75 minutes.
Changing Times, Changing Libraries features the Sacramento Public Library’s move to a “one desk” system, the Houston Public Library’s “Express Library” model, and the Rangeview (CO) Library District’s “Anythink” model. The Sacramento Public Library has had a great deal of success and monetary savings by combining its service and information desks into a “one stop shopping model” and this program shows how they did it. The program also gives a look at the Houston Express Library model that relies heavily on technology resources and is to be placed in existing buildings, reaching new customers. In Colorado, the Anythink system has turned the traditional library model upside down, replacing Dewey and changing job titles and responsibilities for starters. All of these systems have achieved success in their communities by adapting to the changing needs of their communities with these new models and Changing Times, Changing Libraries show viewers how they succeeded.