11 TWU planning slide Research based Services requested Inclusion of several search featuresContact with the library is a priorityServices requestedRoom reservationHours for all campusesMap to item location
12 Pre-app planning Parish = 300,000 sq. ft. + 4 floors Library in the corner of the 1st floorHow could the library reach more students/faculty?Turned to academic libraries for ideas4:20-4:25
13 Get an app for your library! Paid ServiceOpen SourceLess technical knowledge neededRequires a basic understanding of web programmingComes hosted with troubleshooting supportCollaboration between library and technology servicesMay not support all library servicesCan be customized to include everythingTime between updates may be extensiveUpdating can be done live in real timeCosts may increase or require an annual feeContributes to a shared knowledge base which is free to other users
15 But what if…What if…You don’t have technical expertise.You don’t have staff who can help.You don’t have a large budget.But you still want to meet the needs of your patrons…
16 Ideas for a low cost/low tech app Our handout posted on the conference site provides low cost options/ideas.Reach out to your area public library.Partner with a nearby academic library.
17 Next steps & future planning Humanities makerspaceFlexible spaceModular casual seatingTables/chairs on castersRemove most desktop computersMove some books to create wall spaceCharging barApp = easy mobile access
18 Next steps & future planning Mobile KioskMulti-floor libraryPoint of needCustom CSS sheetPurchased with grantThree throughout the building