Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Morgan Library launches

Last week 25th October was the day that Morgan Library (part of the Mid Murray Library Service) joined the One Card network.

You can see the new Enterprise page here.
The official launch event was held on the weekend on Saturday the 26th.

Morgan Library Manager Lisa Walker has kindly provided the following words and photos below.

Morgan Library had their go live launch to celebrate becoming a full library and joining the “One Card” library network on Saturday 26th October 2013.

Thankfully my fear of poor attendance for the day was unnecessary and we had a wonderful turnout. By 9.30am we had a full library and we ushered everyone back outside to start proceedings.

Mayor Dave Burgess gave a brief history of the library and the Mid Murray Council CEO Russell Peate thanked the people who helped make the library what it is today.

At 10am the Mayor cut the ribbon declaring the library open, then led the crowd into the library.  The original Morgan Librarian (1986 – 1999) Joan Hobbs and I cut the cake, surrounded by current and previous staff members. Waikerie Library Manager Michael Cox also came to help us to celebrate.

Skye and Crystal were full speed ahead on the circulation desk; updating borrower records, assisting with check outs and issuing new library cards whilst Wendy and I demonstrated how to access the online catalogue on our new public access touch pads.

We had a very successful day, including kids activities, OPAL, Fun4Youth van, light refreshments and a great excuse for borrowers to socialise, browse and find out some of the great things available through their local library.

It is a great system and support team - even the 105 holds that were waiting to be processed in the “on shelf items” wizard did not daunt us!

Congratulations again Morgan and welcome aboard!

Jo Freeman
A/Associate Director
Public Library Services

The local community gather around the library

Morgan Library Manager Lisa Walker
welcomes customers to the launch

Morgan Library customers keen
 to find out about the new service
The new online catalogue on public access touch pads

The Morgan Library team
The original Morgan Librarian (1986 – 1999) Joan Hobbs and Lisa Walker
cut the cake together, surrounded by current and previous staff members

Delicious One Card cake reproducing Morgan's library card design

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