The Unstaffed Library: Challenges and Opportunities

Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Speaker: Nathan Brumley, Electronic Resources Librarian, Livermore Public Library
Speaker: Tamara LeBeau, Director of Library Services, Livermore Public Library

With the proliferation of self-service technologies, unstaffed libraries are becoming a reality. This solution can extend some library services with limited staffing, but creates its own set of challenges. When faced with drastic cuts at their branch libraries, The Livermore Public Library took a hybrid approach. Hear about their “Easy Access Library” that offers staffed library services one day per week, along with six days per week of unstaffed access. This presentation will include the project background, implementation process, and political aspects of creating a hybrid facility, along with the practical side and challenges of operating an unstaffed library.

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