If you are interested in attracting new library users, providing consistent or expanded open hours, providing more flexibility for library staff and increasing the use of your library space, collection, and self-service resources - this session is for you!
The open library model has been successfully implemented in over 750 libraries of all types and sizes throughout Europe since 2004 and is now changing the way libraries in the US and Canada think about service delivery.
Join the bibliotheca team and library panelists for an innovative discussion of ideas and concepts being considered for new libraries across the region.
Charles Pace, Director of Gwinnett County Public Library
Learn how Gwinnett County Public Library has extended open access to it's busiest branch and their plans to use the technology system-wide, creating consistent open hours across all branches.
Karen Danczak Lyons, Director of Evanston Public Library
Learn how Evanston Public Library plans for extend morning hours at a brand new library branch that has been build inside a community center. With longer community center open hours, the library plans to utilize open+ to extend the availability to their collections, resources and space beyond their normal staffed hours.
ALA Unit/Subunit: UNO
Meeting Type: Exhibitor Session
Cost: Included with full conference registration.