Want to learn a new language? Read an ebook? Listen to and download songs by your favorite artist? Locate information about your ancestors? Have a sample of your writing reviewed by an expert? You can do all of this (and much more) for free through Princeton Public Library’s digital resources. Librarians Janet Hauge and Erica Bess will highlight a selection of some amazing and easily accessible online tools available through the library’s databases and digital collections. They will also discuss some of the unique services the library offers, as well as discuss plans for technology projects in 2013.
Janet Hauge (left), Technology Initiatives Librarian at Princeton Public Library, has worked in NJ libraries since 2007. Prior to that, Janet worked in technology education. She currently coordinates 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. For the past five years, Janet has taught Intro to Computers and the Internet to beginning computer users. She earned her MLIS from Rutgers University in 2007.
Erica Bess (right), Team Leader of Adult Services, has been with Princeton Public Library for two years. 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. Prior to joining PPL, Erica was Head of Adult Programming and the Louise Parker Berry Fellow at Darien Library in Darien, CT. She earned an MLIS from Rutgers University in 2007 and is currently an Emerging Leader with the New Jersey Library Association.
The PMUG general meeting is scheduled for Tuesday January 10th, 2013 in Room 6 of Stuart Hall at the Princeton Theological Seminary on Alexander Street.