According to a press release from Pierce County Libraries, starting today they are setting aside a limited number of computers that card holders can reserve and use for up to two hours at a time. According to the report, increasing their ration of computer usage from 1 to 2 hours per day was prompted by the dip in the economy which saw people cancel their high-speed internet connections and demand more computer time in order to fill out applications and research jobs online.
Also new to the program, users can now reserve the two hour computers by either filling out an online form or by calling the branch nearest them.
Google announced just the other day that they are basically cutting ties with librarians and libraries and I came across this video from the Half Hollow Hills Community Library blog.
I’m not clear on how a Mary Tyler Moore mashup showing someone doing basic public service posted to YouTube saved the library world, but they seem convinced.