You are here

RFID Survey

Infopeople and the IT section of CLA have cooperatively developed an online survey designed to collect information about RFID in California libraries. Survey results will be posted on the Infopeople and CLA websites and will be used in an upcoming Infopeople webcast on RFID. We would like to have a response from as many California libraries as possible, so we are asking libraries to take the survey whether or not they use or are planning to use RFID technology.


Congratulations to Fontayne Holmes!

Los Angeles has a new City Librarian. L.A. Mayor James K. Hahn has appointed Fontayne Holmes to succeed Susan Kent as head of the Los Angeles Public Library. Today's L.A. Times carries a nice story (free registration required) about the appointment. Fontayne has been a librarian at LAPL for 30 years and has most recently been the Assistant City Librarian, in charge of a "bond-funded, $317-million effort to renovate or replace 61 branches citywide, the most ambitious library construction program in the country."


Blackboard Upgrade Underway

We are in the process of upgrading our Blackboard courseware, which is used for all of our online courses. The upgrade started on Saturday and should be completed tomorrow, August 17. After the migration is complete, the web mananger and Infopeople Blackboard support consultant will have to go through all of the course materials to check for problems and restore broken links.


Hot New Workshop -- Central Valley Location Added

Joe Barker's new workshop, Extreme Googling, has filled in every session that has been scheduled to date. We recently added a session in Fresno, on Monday, October 18, at the Fresno County Public Library. We will be scheduling another session in Cerritos, and more as needed to respond to demand. Infopeople Training Director Cheryl Gould is generally rather subdued in her analysis of our workshops, but after attending the first session of Extreme Googling she wrote the following:


Alert! Some Problems with Survival Spanish CD

We have had several recent reports of problems opening the Survival Spanish for Library Staff CD. Apparently some of the disks were created as data disks rather than audio disks, and we have no way of tracking who received the defective disks. If you have a Survival Spanish CD that you have not yet used, please test it to be sure that it opens properly. If you have any problems opening it, please contact Linda Rodenspiel by email at [email protected] or by phone at 650-578-9685, and she will ship you a replacement disk.


Online Tutorial for Online Catalogs

Helping beginners learn how to use the online catalog is both important and time-consuming. Wouldn't it be nice if you could point your users to a tutorial or basic resource to help them get started with your online catalog?
Now, first time users of your library catalog have a ready-made resource for basic catalog questions, the *Infopeople 1-2-3 Library Catalog Tutorial* []!



Subscribe to RSS - Holly Hinman's blog