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  1. 1. Interview with aLibraryAdministratorLIS 630Assignment 1Colette Wheeless
  2. 2. Interview Mark Engelbrecht Library Location Manager of Mint Hill Branch here in Charlotte.
  3. 3. Day-to-Day Spends between 4-6 hours at the service desk. Branch is short-staffed.
  4. 4. How Important is Technology? “Theprimary purpose of a library is to provide access to information. Technology simply introduces new formats, mediums, and points of access in which people can obtain information.”
  5. 5. Two Different Catalogues Aquabrowser – good for users “just looking around.” Classic Catalogue – good for users who know exactly what they want.
  6. 6. Library System Hardware “50+servers for just system wide software management, and there are 3 to 4 more servers at each library location.”
  7. 7. Types of Computers Children’s (Limited Internet, but full access to library resources) Reference/Word Processing (No Internet, full access to library resources) Internet (Internet access, time-limited, full access to library resources.)
  8. 8. Wi-Fi in the Library “Thereis Wi-Fi access at all 20 library locations. The system is free to all users. The advantages to using a personal device are; save information direction to your personal device, no wait time for use, no limit to the amount of time for access (during open hours).”
  9. 9. Electronic Media “We are currently rolling out an indicative which will allow all 20 library location to have a nook and a Kindle on site for staff and patron training. These items are not for circulation, just for training.”
  10. 10. Technology in the Future Ideally, librarians spending less time at the desk, more time roaming the library. Utilizing tablets or iPads to help patrons. Possible RF-IDs in the books to aid with check-in/checkout.

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