[WEB4LIB] Clarification on promoting wireless

Junus, Ranti junus at mail.lib.msu.edu
Tue Jul 27 11:18:28 EDT 2004

We only installed on certain locations in the library for testing purposes as part of campus' pilot project.  We didn't do any official promotion, but put signs ("Wireless Available Here") on the designated area.  Students are catching up fast.  While many use it for individual purposes, I've seen groups of students also utilizing it especially during the evening.

Ranti Junus - Systems
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Drew, Bill [mailto:drewwe at MORRISVILLE.EDU]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 9:45 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] Clarification on promoting wireless
> I may have confused some people with my earlier message on 
> libraries using
> wireless LANs. I am looking for libraries that used the 
> installation of
> their wireless network as an opportunity to reach out to 
> users and to show
> the library as a place of high tech.  I would like to link to 
> examples of
> policies, promotional materials, news releases, and other 
> items used to
> inform your user communities about your wireless networks.
> Here at Morrisville College Library we used the introduction 
> of wireless and
> laptops about five years ago to change the image of 
> librarians and to draw
> more people into the library.  We made sure the entire campus 
> was aware of
> the fact that we had wireless access through the entire 
> building. We did
> this via e-mail newsletters and signage. We used laptops with wireless
> ourselves at the reference desk so that students would see us 
> using the
> technology.  We still do that.
> Wilfred (Bill) Drew
> Associate Librarian, Systems and Reference
> Morrisville State College Library
> E-mail: mailto:drewwe at morrisville.edu
> AOL Instant Messenger:BillDrew4
> BillDrew.Net: http://billdrew.net/
> Wireless Librarian: http://people.morrisville.edu/~drewwe/wireless/
> Library: http://library.morrisville.edu/
> SUNYConnect: http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/

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