Join other Friends for a wine and cheese social followed by our annual membership meeting on Wednesday, May 16 from 6-7:30pm. Carol Kampe, Librarian, share the wonder of the new Microform Preservation and Digitization Station which was the Friends capital grant to the Library in 2011.
The ScanPro 2000 replaces the library's old unit with a compact, desktop box which sends images to a computer screen. From the screen easy icons allows image enhancement with a few clicks of a mouse. Editorial features like cropping, contrast, and zoom are included. At this point, documents can simply be read on a computer screen, scanned and saved to the cloud, emailed to someone, or saved to the dedicated computer that is networked to the scanner.
The impact for staff and patrons is considerable. Staff and volunteers can now auto-scanning the oldest and most fragile of the library's archived newspapers into readable documents online. This encourages remote or in-house access to researchers without further damage to already fragile materials. Clear scanned documents on a computer screen means finding results more quickly. Research from staff or patrons may be emailed to user accounts.
If you're interested in serving on the Board please leave a message for Louise at the Store (626) 932-5555 x3124 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a reminder, membership in the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library is annual from May 1 through April 30. If you've not renewed recently, the board is currently offering an extended year. Renew now and be a member through April 30, 2012.
Membership forms are available for download from the Friends website or you may pick one up in the Friends Store. We are sending reminders to our not-yet-renewed-friends in the next several weeks. Dues remain unchanged: $15 for an individual; $25 for families; $50 for patrons