Welcome to our Blog! This site was made in conjunction with our Introductory Library Science class at Wayne State University. Here you can learn about some of the ways you can use technology at your library.
Although there are many different ways libraries can incorporate interactive and participatory media, they all have the benefit of engaging the community and exposing people to library resources that they may not have known were available. Whether communicating with the community through exhibitions and social media or bringing people into the library with video games … Continue reading Post 7: Conclusion
Introduction Libraries have a lot to offer their communities beyond books. But, like any organization competing for people’s attention, libraries have to find new ways of letting the public know about the many technological resources and programs they offer. One way to do this is to work with other people and groups to highlight the … Continue reading Post 6: Getting the Word Out
When you think of your local library, the first thing you think of probably isn’t video games. However, many libraries are developing video game collections, including games, consoles, and guides. Video games are increasingly being used as a teaching tool, as well as a subject of educational study in many fields. Libraries are also adding … Continue reading Post 5: Video Games at Libraries
At first glance, it would appear that a technologically advancing society is challenging that traditional role that libraries have played. How do dusty book shelves keep up with the growth and learning that libraries try to foster in the communities they serve? Enter the makerspace, an innovative and exciting way that some libraries are meeting the challenges and embracing technological changes head on.