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Gwinnett libraries to offer self-service access

“A Norcross-based company is giving the Gwinnett County Public Library a chance to be the first library system in North America to have self-service access outside of normal hours.Library officials announced this week that a pilot program will be available at the Lawrenceville branch beginning June 20. It’s called “Open+” and registered customers will have access to the branch from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.Open+ is a system developed by technology supplier Bibliotheca that automatically controls and monitors building access, self-service kiosks, public access computers, lighting, alarms, public announcements and patron safety. Security cameras will monitor the use of the facility.” (via gwinnettdailypost.com)

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After $1M Cut to Gwinnett Libraries, Commissioners Urge New Model

“After another million-dollar budget cut to the Gwinnett County library system, county leaders think it’s time for that organization to change its approach. “I would encourage the library to look at a new business model,” Gwinnett District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said Thursday (Jan. 3) as the county’s elected leaders passed the 2013 budget. Amid a still-tight revenue situation, commissioners cut $1 million in materials from the library’s budget, the latest of several large reductions to that system.”

via Gwinnett, GA Patch

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Ads Possible at Library Near You

Snellville Patch – “Don’t be surprised if you soon see one of those illiterate, chicken-loving cows in your local Gwinnett Public Library branch. Advertising in libraries and business marketing initiatives are part of the GCPL’s effort to make up funding cuts by reaching out to the private sector. Phillip Saxton, chairman of the Gwinnett library system, said Monday that he hopes the library can raise at least $4 million annually through private initiatives as it seeks to become less dependent on tax revenue.”

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