As I get ready to retire next month, I find myself looking back at nearly 25 years of working for the Fontana Regional Library System. There have been a lot of changes. Walking into the Macon County Public Library on Wayah Street, for my first day on the job, the first thing I found myself … Continue reading FRL – looking back, looking forward
Google has revolutionized the way we access information. You used to have to navigate pages of links and categories (and as a webmaster, submit your site to several search engines for indexing if you wanted your site to be found!) and search results weren’t listed by relevancy- they were ordered by how many pages linked … Continue reading Why Public Libraries?
By Amy National Library week is April 13-19th and we want to hear about how the library affects you! What's your favorite activity at the library? Is there a program you come to every week? Do you have a book addiction that would empty your bank account if you had to buy books out-of-pocket? We want to hear … Continue reading What’s your story?
By Chris and Christina You might not think of libraries when you think of weddings, but people are starting to see the appeal in getting hitched in a book lover’s paradise. For example, there have been twelve weddings at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva from July 2012 to July 2013. Libraries are gaining … Continue reading Library Weddings
By John We lead Web-based, digital lives. From personal computers, smartphones, and tablets, e-book readers, to working, shopping, and social networking, virtually every aspect of our lives touches the digital world. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, this vast worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supports our everyday lives through … Continue reading STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
NC LIVE is pleased to announce a new eBooks Portal webpage available now from the NC LIVE website. The portal replaces a previous eBooks page that simply linked to each of NC LIVE's eBook Collections. This new eBooks Portal makes it easier for users of the NC LIVE website to browse and search all of NC LIVE's eBook … Continue reading The “New” NC LIVE eBooks Portal Page
You told us you wanted them. We heard you and made it happen. The library now has ebooks for you to check out.
By John Where’s the best place to catch a "FREE" movie, or to enjoy a "FREE" concert? How about the best place to whet your appetite for a little action on the internet, or quench your thirst by reading another wild, exotic, action packed adventure! How about a place to do that last minute studying … Continue reading Best Place in Town!
By Jeff This past weekend in Bryson City, the town celebrated the life of Horace Kephart (1862-1931), who made Swain County his home away from home. Kephart, for those who don't know, was the writer of Our Southern Highlanders (1913) and Camping and Woodcraft (1918), two works that are, after nearly a century, still in print. … Continue reading Horace Kephart – Writer, Outdoorsman, National Park Activist…Librarian?
By Deb In 1876 Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey (1851 –1931) patented the system of classification that we currently use for our books and other materials in our libraries here in the Fontana Regional Library. The Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) (©OCLC) is a widely used standard in the library profession. Dewey, by all accounts was … Continue reading Melvil Dewey classifies the world