Sunday, July 26, 2009

Server Upgrades

In case you missed it, the Lebanon library's technology got a face lift! I, with the help of a handy technician, have been working on installing a brand new server that will not only speed things up, but will ensure Internet up-time and constant access to files and documents. The old server will be moved to the Honaker branch, and will be installed soon. Please bear with us as we strive to make the technology at both libraries top-notch and easily accessible for everyone. We have experienced some downtime and may continue to have a few pockets of Internet outages in the coming days.

Thanks for your cooperation as we work on making things better for you here at the Russell County Public Library!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Katie's Goodbye to the Blog

I'm sad to say that after two years here at the Lebanon Library, I've resigned my position. I'm moving to the big city!!! - Washington, D.C., more specifically. Of course I'm excited for this move, and I'm looking foward to the many opportunities I'm sure are out there, but it was very difficult to hand in my resignation letter. It was difficult to even write it. For fear of stealing from Taylor Swift, I will say that there were quite a few teardrops on my computer keyboard.
I am grateful for all of the support and the opportunities provided to me here at the library. I'm especially grateful for the regular story-timers who brightened my Tuesdays and Wednesdays! I have learned so much in my time here, and I will carry those lessons with me to my next job and beyond. Reader, in case you missed it, that was your cue to shake your head at the overall sentimentality of this post. :)
Over the past two years, I have come to regard my RCPL coworkers and many library patrons as friends. I am sad to leave behind this wonderful group of people! So, in saying my goodbyes, I wish all of the staff and patrons the best of luck in the future, and I hope that all of our paths will cross again!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Library Magnifier

Thanks to a generous donor, the Russell County Public Library now has a Merlin video magnifier. This is a device that enlarges and enhances images for those who have impaired vision. It can magnify any image, such as printed text or photos, and display either black and white or color images. It is available for use in the library during regular operational hours.