Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bibliotech Opening Fall 2013

BIBLIOTECH - the name itself a refreshing spin on the branding of a public library. A fitting perspective, with the project scheduled to take off in the near future as the nation's first fully-functioning all-digital public library.

Already making headlines on HuffingtonPostABCnews, and NPR, San Antonio's south side is eagerly anticipating the official date which has yet to be released.

The library will feature access to 10,000 e-books and a number of databases through the TexShare program which members will be able to browse through PC stations, e-readers, tablets, and laptops.

This past week I found Bibliotech setting up shop during the opening of Seussical: The Musical at the Magik Theatre, promoting their services with an informational pamphlet, coloring sheet, and watermark tattoos for the kids.

I had the opportunity to get some words from them on the project..

Community at Large: What inspired you as a student to pursue library science?

Ashley Eklof: 

CL: After studying library and information science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, what brings you down to south Texas?


CL: How did the Bibliotech project come about? Were you all involved from the beginning?


CL: Will there be plans for community engagement or outreach?


CL: With Bibliotech being the first, completely functioning public library of its kind, what is getting you excited about next month's opening?


Voices of the BiblioTech staff:

  • Ashley Eklof, head librarian
  • Laura Cole, project manager
  • Catarina Velasquez, branch manager
  • Jose Siller, assistant branch manager

Bibliotech will be located at 3505 Pleasanton Road SA,TX 78221 

graphics courtesy of Bexar Bibliotech