January 13, 2015: The World At Your Fingertips, Courtesy of Princeton Public Library

Janet Hauge, Erica Bess
Janet Hauge (left), Technology Initiatives Librarian, and Erica Bess (right), Head of Adult Services, Princeton Public Library.

Become an advanced coder, watch your favorite television series, manage your investment portfolio, and receive live, one-on-one homework help, all from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to have the world at your fingertips with the help of Princeton Public Library.

Librarians Janet Hauge and Erica Bess will highlight a selection of popular and easily accessible online tools available through the library’s digital collections.

They will also discuss some of the unique services the library offers, as well as share plans for technology projects in 2015..

About the presenters…

Janet Hauge, Technology Initiatives Librarian at Princeton Public Library, has worked in NJ libraries since 2007. Prior to that, Janet worked in technology education. She currently coördinates PPL’s Technology Training Center programs and does outreach to local organizations with technology needs. As a member of the Adult Services department, she provides reference and readers advisory service at the public service desks, by chat, phone, and librarian by appointment. She earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University in 2007.

Erica Bess, Head of Adult Services, has been with Princeton Public Library since 2011. In addition to providing reference and reader advisory services, Erica is also active in the planning of technology instruction, collection management, and programming at the library. In 2013, Erica led the library’s efforts to win the American Library Association’s annual “Library of the Future” award. Prior to joining PPL, Erica was Head of Adult Programming and the Louise Parker Berry Fellow at Darien Library in Darien, CT. She earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University in 2007.

Khürt Williams

Khürt Williams is Principal for Monkey Hill, LLC, a Skillman, New Jersey based information security governance, risk and compliance consultancy. He's also an avid landscape photographer, and *nix geek.