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Continuing Education and Events: 04/24 - A Look at Hot Spot Lending

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

A Look at Hot Spot Lending

Thursday, April 27, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany


Nearly every library in the United States provides access to the internet for on-site library users, but some libraries are enabling users to take the internet to-go. Come hear about the experiences of two public libraries with their Wi-Fi hotspot lending programs. The speakers will discuss the nuts and bolts of lending Wi-Fi hotspots including: service provider information, data usage, coverage area, circulation procedures, costs, patron response, and future plans. The presenters will share the benefits—and potential pitfalls—of Wi-Fi hotspot circulation applicable to public, school, and academic libraries in the region.


Presenter Bios:

Scott C. Jarzombek is the Executive Director of Albany Public Library. He started his career with Albany Public Library as a grant-funded digital literacy instructor and computer center coordinator. He has a deep interest in the Digital Divide, especially how it affects the economics of urban and rural communities.

Catherine Stollar Peters is the Head of Circulation and Technical Services at Bethlehem Public Library. She is also a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct instructor at the University at Albany
Cost: FREE!
Deadline to register: April 25, 2017

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at
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