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  • THE BOND PASSED, NOW WHAT?

    Congratulations, your new library is underway! Let's review what happened in November since we've all just recovered from our turkey comas and shopping marathons. The majority of citizens approved the use of $23.2 million in bond proceeds to build a new main library, and renovate the existing...
    Posted to Library Master Plan (Weblog) by Michelle Cervantes on 01-09-2014
  • Round Rock Public Library Seeks Your Input on the Master Plan

    The Round Rock Public Library is looking ahead and starting to plan for the future growth of library services and facilities. The Library does not want to plan for the future without you. We want to hear from you as to your thoughts about public library growth and development in Round Rock. A series...
    Posted to Library Master Plan (Weblog) by Michelle Cervantes on 09-26-2012
  • Roundup Friday: eBooks!

    My colleague Linda hit the nail on the head once more when, in her latest blog post , she wrote: "electronics vendors offer "must-have" apps and gadgets faster than we can learn or finance them." I am so taking it out of context but I read it as a break from shopping online for a...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 12-10-2010
  • Online Recipe Finders

    Although I am a lover of food and cooking, I have found that, much to my chagrin, I am terribly unimaginative in the kitchen. I need direction. I need a list of ingredients and clear instructions on how to put them all together. In other words, I rely on recipes. Luckily we have access to all kinds of...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 08-03-2010
  • This Week's Technology Tip: Take a Break from Technology?

    Last week Stephen Colbert interviewed Nicholas Carr – author of the newly-released book . Three days ago I came across a blog post titled “Do You Purposely, Regulary Go Offline?” Today, to top things off, I read a brief synopsis of a study which shows more than two hours per day of screen time (particularly...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 07-13-2010
  • RFID Magic

    As many of you know by now, the library is in the process of switching our circulation to an RFID system. I realized the other day that, when telling patrons about the switch, I often used the phrase “like magic” to explain the new system. As a provider of information I’m starting to feel like I could...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 04-09-2010
  • Edit PDFs Without Buying Expensive Software

    Ninety percent of the time, I prefer communicating via email rather than making a phone call, mailing something or (especially) faxing. This is especially true when it comes to applications or other PDF documents. Like the library computers, most individuals only have access to Adobe Reader, rather than...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 02-05-2010
  • Improve Your Touch Typing the Free and Easy Way

    Every day in the library I see adults striving to improve themselves and learn new things. Recently we’ve seen a rising interest in updating computer skills, either for personal satisfaction or to remain competitive in the job market. For some, this means attending one of our Microsoft Quick Start classes...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 01-15-2010
  • RR Public Library presents blogs on Technology

    Round Rock Public Library is adding a new element to our Library Information blog starting right . . . now. About once a week we'll add a post about technology that, hopefully, our readers will find interesting or useful. We'll cover topics such as open source software/freeware, useful web applications...
    Posted to Library Info (Weblog) by Betsey Blanche on 11-29-2009
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