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Library Makerfest 2018

Library Makerfest 2018

Library MakerFest is on May 4th at the Clay County Fairgrounds. We have just launched the MakerFest website with information on how to register as an attendee, a showcase participant and/or as a vendor. The event will have a host of technologies available...

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma went through Tampa Bay this week and as a techie I was definitely not as prepared as I thought I should be with my technology disaster plan. Some lessons from Hurricane Irma, and thoughts about going powerless for 40 hours.  A good rechargeable power...

Easy Video Creation Tools

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

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

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...

New Web Series From LibUX

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...

Makerspace Resource Training

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

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...

All About Makerspaces

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

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).

Creating A March Madness Quiz

Creating A March Madness Quiz

March Madness can be a fun and engaging time. There are several ways to bring the action into your own library from basketball oriented programming, book displays or basketball movies nights. There is also a great digital marketing opportunity to create your own March...

Library Makerfest 2018

Library Makerfest 2018

Library MakerFest is on May 4th at the Clay County Fairgrounds. We have just launched the MakerFest website with information on how to register as an attendee, a showcase participant and/or as a vendor. The event will have a host of technologies available...

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma went through Tampa Bay this week and as a techie I was definitely not as prepared as I thought I should be with my technology disaster plan. Some lessons from Hurricane Irma, and thoughts about going powerless for 40 hours.  A good rechargeable power...

Easy Video Creation Tools

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

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

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...

New Web Series From LibUX

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...

Makerspace Resource Training

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...