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Easy Video Creation Tools

Video is one of the fastest growing ways to communicate on social media.  There are many low cost solutions to help you create professional looking video. Your Phone The newer smart phones have great cameras built-in. These are perfect for creating live streams in...

New Website for Gulfport

Novare Library Services had a massive web development project this Spring.  We created a new page for Gulfport Florida! The site brings together multiple pages into one back-end with custom looks for different departments.  The site has multiple features: Custom User...

New SWFLN website

What has Novare been up to? The answer: web development! We have been busy helping SWFLN bring a new modern, responsive website to life.  The new SWLFN website  is optimized for both desktop and mobile users.  With the site we focused on accessibility and the site is...

Fonts: Finding and Creating Unique Fonts

Finding and Creating Unique Fonts was created for Florida Library Webinars as an introduction to the topic. Fonts are a vital part of both online and print marketing. Libraries should use best practices and work to find fonts that enable help them standout in the...

New Web Series From LibUX

One of the great things about Novare is the incredible people we work with through freelance projects and training. One group we work with is LibUX. This month, we kicked off and our sponsoring a series of webinars with LibUX. The first webinar was UX Quackery with...

ADA and Websites

My newest web design project is making sure a website I am developing is at least "ADA Compliant." I quickly learned this is not a straightforward as it seems. After several days of independent research, I phoned Cynthia Ng who presented for Novare Library and Florida...

Makerspace Resource Training

Presented at NEFLIN on February 9th, we had a fun hands-on day working with a variety of Makerspace resources from Novare and the NEFLIN Equipment Loan Service. From sewing machines to robotics to beginning electronics to 3d printing, this workshop gave participants a...

Email Form Options with WordPress

Forms can be the bane of my existence with websites.  We do not want to lose emails or have errors as customers or users try and contact us.   As I work with several organizations - this has been a reoccurring issue.  This is really a test post.  I am evaluating a few...

Passive Fundraising Ideas for Libraries

Raising money for libraries is never easy. Friends, Foundations, PTAs and library staff often work hard to create new revenue streams for special projects and programs. This webinar explores a variety of ways you can raise money for your organization.

All About Makerspaces

"Makerspaces" is an all encompassing term used by libraries to define a space for creation and collaboration. This workshop at NEFLIN on October 26th explored makerspaces through STEAM. STEAM stands for: Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Music. The workshop...

Free Graphic Resources

Finding free images, icons, templates and vectors that are high quality can often be a challenge. Having explored many sites for the best on the Internet – here are my go to websites for free graphics (and mostly free).