Monday, June 14, 2010

Starbucks WiFi

Rumor has it that Starbucks is going to offer free WiFi starting July 1st. They have had WiFi for the last several years but were locked into a contract with T-Mobile who managed the service. At that time only the first 24 hrs were free, then you needed an account with T-Mobile ($$$) to connect. Other coffee houses offered free WiFi so this is great for Starbucks and many coffee addicts who also want an internet fix.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Breaking News

I have dedicated nearly 22 years to a library that has been named the #1 library in the country and is now an ALA 5 Star library. On April 3rd the doors will close on 12 (50%) of the branches in our system and 148 of our finest will no longer have jobs. This is a sad truth all over the US. In many cities as the tax revenues decrease and the cost of government operations increase, libraries suffer, security suffers, and education suffers.

In our digital age, libraries offer the sole means of closing digital divides between the haves and have nots. As employees become the unemployed the reliance on libraries as a means of learning computer skills, creating a resume, searching for jobs, applying for jobs, and in some cases finding a job.

I invite any who are able to support your local library. Lobby for your government to prepare for the future and if they are not already effected to plan to weather the storm of the current recession.