Looking at our Libraries: Students, patrons, branches all benefitting from LEAP
by Marlene Kern
Congratulations are due to all involved with LEAP. It’s going into its second year. Last July I told you about LEAP, the Library Electronic Assistance Program. Today, I’ll refresh your memory on what it is, in case you have forgotten, and tell you how it has been working.
A few years ago, the Friends of the Library saw the need for a program to help patrons with tasks associated with the expanding electronic services of the library. This includes downloading books via OverDrive, accessing magazines via Zinio, accessing newspapers via NewsBank, searching databases (such as NoveList Plus, Florida Electronic Library, Demographics Now and various job search resources), interacting with learning tools (such as Mango for language study, and the Testing and Education Reference Center for help with many subjects from kindergarten to adult level).