Helene mentions her library’s Catalog Kiosk – go take a peek at the image, then come right back. They have created an in-library web page “kiosk” that points to lots of library information – just in a user-friendly way. It includes:
- Access to the catalog, with a big, fat “Begin Search” button
- A My Account link
- A Find Articles search box
- Staff recommendations
- Upcoming programs
- Button to the general library website
I find this a great way to integrate content for patrons inside the library. This allows staff to concentrate on “most wanted” information at the Public PCs (or “Kiosks”), while still maintaining a global website that brings together even more information.