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MLA Conversations Episode 36 - Shared screen with speaker view
mwilliams
20:22
I have no audio - Mary Jane - Anne Arundel County - Glen Burnie Public Library - run the homebound library by mail service for AA County!
kay crouch
39:14
what format circulates the most
Amanda Gonzalez - LBPD
39:53
Audio books circulate the most
kay crouch
40:31
are there many that use brail titles?
Amanda Gonzalez - LBPD
41:33
It's a smaller percentage of our readership
Gloria Bartas
42:48
How are materials getting to customers with the U.S. Mail delays?
John Owen (LBPD)
43:32
They are experiencing delays, unfortunately.
John Owen (LBPD)
44:02
But we continue to send out materials daily and work with representatives at USPS to resolve issues.
lmyles
44:59
We also encourage our patrons to download materials through BARD, our downloadable service.
Monica McAbee (she/her)
45:17
Mr. Beckett's work sounds fascinating!
Joseph Beckett
46:59
Monica, I absolutely love it!!!
mwilliams
47:12
Has your number of patrons increased during the pandemic?
Amanda Gonzalez - LBPD
47:58
We continue to add new patrons every month, but the numbers have been comparable to what we see during normal circumstances
Amanda Gonzalez - LBPD
48:09
However, many inactive patrons have resumed service
Gloria Bartas
50:52
Are public librarians (as opposed to physicians) able to sign the form so customers can take advantage of getting your items in the mail?
lmyles
53:24
Ways to ConnectContact Us:Reference.desk@maryland.govNeed additional support, contact the Youth Reference Desk for more assistance. You can email us directly at kidsdesk.lbpd@maryland.govOPAC: https://mdlbpd.klas.com/Voice: 410-230-2424Website: lbph.maryland.govFollow us on Social Media for updates about library programs, events, and more!facebook.com/mdlbpdtwitter.com/mdlbpdBlog https://mdlbpd.blogspot.com/
mwilliams
54:15
How many patrons are currently active in your program?
John Owen (LBPD)
55:41
6800 active patrons
mwilliams
56:39
Love the customization - it's awesome!
kay crouch
57:16
when will this happen? it sounds great.
Monica McAbee (she/her)
57:30
Yep, Books on Demand sounds like a dream! So super!
mwilliams
01:00:49
How do you recruit narrators?
Gloria Bartas
01:00:54
Wow! That is great! My mom who had progressive supranuclear palsy loved getting the tapes in the mail.....so many came at one time in those green containers years ago....it will be a great improvement to put 10 books on one disc....thank you for this great service to the public...you are lifesavers!
Gloria Bartas
01:02:30
Do you have specific items for hearing impaired individuals who wear hearing aids?
Amanda Gonzalez - LBPD
01:03:31
Glad to hear that your mom used our service! We have a high volume people for folks who need it.
Amanda Gonzalez - LBPD
01:03:44
sorry...high volume player!
kay crouch
01:04:44
I agree. From the time I was a little girl there was a record player with a huge book playing on my daddy's bedside table. He was taken in a buckboard to a train when he was 5 years old to go to the School for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas which because his home through high school. He loved all the format changes throughout the years. His most favorite was when cassettes came out because he could hit rewind when he fell asleep. Our family could not thank you enough for this service!
mwilliams
01:07:40
Have you considered loaning c-pen's? Is this considered a good assistive technology or are there better options?
mwilliams
01:13:47
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mwilliams
01:14:58
Yes thank for that update on technology offers. You all do a wonderful service! We often recommend customers to you and they love your service.
Gloria Bartas
01:15:59
Rocket Man!
Mary Rayme
01:16:20
Thanks all!
Monica McAbee (she/her)
01:16:25
Thanks so much for sharing your time today!
Samuel Eddington
01:16:29
Thanks!
Sara Arnold
01:16:33
This was wonderful! Thank you for all that you do!
mwilliams
01:16:56
Thanks Joe this was SO helpful.
Gloria Bartas
01:16:58
Thanks for the info! Appreciate it all!
Irene Padilla
01:17:09
Great job everyone!
Mary Rayme
01:17:44
Thanks, Joe! :-)
Joseph Beckett
01:17:54
Thanks, Joe!!!
Monica McAbee (she/her)
01:17:56
Play us out!