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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Content on the BPL Site

A few months ago, former RA Department Head (once removed) Briana moved into her new role at the BPL as our IT Librarian. Basically her job is to focus on our patron's virtual experience with the library. In other words, just because you access the library virtually doesn't mean we care about you any less than the people who come in the physical building.

One of the first things Briana did was to streamline our website, remove the librarian mumbo jumbo and simply give you, the patron, much simpler choices:
So now, if you want to access the RA content, you click on Services-Adults  and not only access the RA content, but also the Reference/Nonfiction content and AV. You actual don't have to know what you want now, just if you want adult or youth materials. Thanks to Briana's reorganization, patrons can see their full range of options opening up in front of them.

She has also organized the Meet the Staff Page. Now we are all on one page with links to our Shelfari shelves (if we have one) and our blogs (again, if we have one). It is a great way to see who we all are, what we are reading, and what we are blogging about, all in one place.

Personally, I am very happy with the changes. I think they all help the patrons to have a better virtual experience with the library. I also think these changes encourage the staff to work together more, which is good for us and the patrons.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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