Friday, July 1, 2016

Indianapolis Public Library receives 2016 Library of the Future Award

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:35 PM

click to enlarge Tinker Station specialist Alex Hampton assisting a patron at the Central Library Tinker Station. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
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  • Tinker Station specialist Alex Hampton assisting a patron at the Central Library Tinker Station.

Congratulations are in store for The Indianapolis Public Library. The American Library Association has awarded IndyPL with its second "Library of the Future" award in the past eight years. The non-profit organization is the largest library association in the world.

The Library of the Future award honors libraries for "innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting."

The reason IndyPL won this year?

IndyPL was cited for its innovative eBook Tinker Stations that provide one-on-one support, both in person and via a designated phone line, to help patrons navigate through today’s evolving technologies. Developed in response to the increased demand for eBooks, the Tinker Stations introduce individuals to using their personal devices to download items from the Library’s growing digital collections, including eBooks, eAudiobooks and free streaming of videos and music.
Here's what Mike Williams, Central Library’s Area Resource Manager had to say about the stations:

“We are very proud that this small idea has evolved into such an important service for our users, many of whom have overcome their challenges of using technology as a result of the Tinker Stations."

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