Preparing for a Hackathon

I am part of an initiative team at my library that is in the process of organizing a Teen Hackathon. The topic we are focusing on is wearable technology. Teens will be able to create their own wearable technology in teams. It's an all-day event with 100 teens and 20+ volunteers. The initiative is led … Continue reading Preparing for a Hackathon

Mystery Fiction Program

One of my favorite classes in graduate school was Reader's Advisory and Genre Fiction. I took it during the winter semester, so all of the coursework was crammed into five weeks. I read 4-6 books every week, and I absolutely loved it. We explored all the major genres and each genre's subgenres. I had so much … Continue reading Mystery Fiction Program

QR Codes for Online Databases

Online databases are an important part of libraries, but a lot of patrons don't know what they are or that they're even there. Databases have been intimidating in the past, with scholarly-looking homepages and complicated search engines. Now, many of these databases are becoming more user-friendly. Unfortunately, that doesn't help if users aren't getting to … Continue reading QR Codes for Online Databases