3 Things Your Kindle Can’t Do….But Other Ereaders Can

Once again New Zealand libraries are fighting to remain relevant, this time in the provision of ebooks. We’ve just celebrated the launch of two major ebook lending initiatives and now this has been overshadowed by the sale of Kindle ereaders in New Zealand stores. Paul Sutherland from Christchurch City Libraries provided a  succinct overview of the…

Social Media Influence Of Public Libraries

The previous article in this series looked at the number of Facebook and Twitter followers of New Zealand public libraries. The number of followers or likes provides a simple measure of a library’s social media success. But it doesn’t tell you how effectively you are engaging with them. There are several tools that can help…

If Disaster Strikes Have You Considered…

Recently Carolyn Robertson, Christchurch City Libraries Manager wrote a brief post on the LIANZA website about her attendance at the LIANZA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Weekend School. I also attended the weekend school and the stories Carolyn shared about the impact of the February earthquake on Christchurch City Libraries were compelling and heart-wrenching. Carolyn’s stories also made…