New York: New Technology Including Video Game Consoles, IPads, TVs, and More Arrives at All 60 Brooklyn Public Library Branches
From the Brooklyn Public Library:
Assemblyman Joe Lentol, chair of the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York State Assembly, and other Brooklyn Assemblymembers joined Brooklyn Public Library today to celebrate the delivery of new technology and equipment to every public library in the borough.
The Assemblymembers’ secured $3 million to provide BPL with televisions, video game consoles, Apple and Microsoft laptops, Lego Robotics and Little Bits kits, portable sound systems and more.
The delivery of the new technology is particularly timely given that BPL, with increased funding from the City of New York, has expanded its STEM programming and assigned at least one technology resource specialist to every branch. The TRSes, as they are known, helped choose which equipment would be purchased with the Assembly’s funds and will now help patrons access the technology.
The equipment to be received by each branch includes:
Video game console: Xbox, PS4, or Wii
Portable PA system (for the 2/3 of our branches who do not already have)
5 iPad Airs 2
Flatscreen TV 50 – 55″
Lego Robotics kits
Little Bits kits
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.