Friday, 2 May 2014

Victor Harbor goes live

May has started with a bang - with Victor Harbor going live as the library opened to the public at 9:30 on 1 May. Victor is the first of four additions to the consortium in May, with Kangaroo Island, Renmark and Mannum scheduled to also join up this month.

The launch event included the council's Mayor & CEO along with volunteers, Friends, library staff and various council staff who had been part of or provided support for the project. Lyal, Sue and I - all from PLS were very happy to be part of the launch. 

It was a very BLUE event, with a gourmet spread of all things blue, from jelly cakes to lollies, and soft drinks, as you can see from the photos below.

The Victor Harbor Enterprise site is here.

The library's preparation of their public for the changes has been ongoing for months, using a countdown TV screen as well as a static display of what would happen in March, April and May and what impact this would have on library users. And staff's hard work has paid off with an incredibly smooth transition.

Ben Footner (library manager - seen at the front of the team below) noted that the team will be looking forward to future school holidays now that they're on the system.  Apparently over the last year or so very eager customers from One Card libraries who were holidaying in Victor appeared at the desk with a pile of books, expecting to be able to check them out on their "home" library card.  The library then joined up these visitors, but they'll really be looking forward to having a seamless procedure from now on.

The very happy Victor Harbor library staff team with a few PLS ring-ins

The countdown screen which customers see as they exit the library. 
It has been running the small One Card videos and other information

The very blue & very enjoyable spread!! 

...and more!

The "countdown" information display

1 comment:

  1. Great blog Geoff,
    Thanks for keeping us all up2date.
    Heard VH launch had a few heated moments pre-live with some overdue notes sent out.
    With Ben at the head and the awesome library staff onsite I know any troubles would have been dealt with swiftly.