Technology: Libraries of the Future [Infographic]

As technology advances so do the needs of library patrons. People of all ages now have computers, cell phones and/or tablets within arm’s reach at any given moment. They have become use to the idea of having information at their fingertips, many people get deterred if the information they are looking for isn’t readily available. There are...

Why Monitoring Library Usage Is So Important

Library traffic fluctuates year-to-year but libraries continue to be an important part of the community. Patrons continue to find a way to fit libraries into their lives, according to Pew Research, only 48% of people interacted with their library over the past year. However, the usage of library websites has increased over the past 4 years by...

Could Your Library Benefit From High Tech Locations?

If you have walked into a library within your community recently you would probably notice how much they have changed over just the last ten or twenty years. They are filled not only with books and librarians reminding you to be quiet but they also provide a number of technology gadgets, cafes and makerspaces. Over the past few years...

4 Methods to Improve Your Library Experience

People visit the library for a number of different reasons. Do you know what brings patrons into your library? We have compiled a list of methods to help you understand library traffic patterns and trends so you may better assist your patron’s needs. Patron Counting When you think about patron counting technology you probably think that...

Maintain Funding Dollars with Patron Counting Technology

Each year libraries must allocate their government funding throughout their facility or system of libraries. Understanding their library and its needs is the first step to properly allocating funds and insuring that each facility is running optimally. Accurate traffic pattern and trend data allows libraries to truly understand their libraries needs...

4 Ways to Use Traffic Data to Attract Patrons to Your Library

Over the course of time industry trends tend to shift, libraries are no different. In order to attract patrons, public libraries have found themselves evolving into a library of things as well as social and digital hubs. These spaces give people access to a number of opportunities that they may otherwise not have access to. In order for...

2017 PaLA Conference & EXPO

The Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference and EXPO was just weeks ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and SenSource was glad to be a part of it. It is always a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones at the EXPO so thank you to everyone who came out to visit us. The conference was a four-day action packed event with 70...

Don’t Let Technology Trends Leave Your Library In the Dark

Technology trends change quick and at times it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon besides you. As technology changes peoples wants and needs also change causing industries such as libraries to try and stay ahead of the trends. Anticipating what patrons will want in the near future and preparing your library accordingly can often be a...

Library Technology That Stays Within Budget

Change is inevitable in the library industry, being able to foresee the changes and adapt is integral to their success and growth. Most libraries rely on patron traffic data in order to efficiently run their libraries. This data helps to optimize library staffing, as well as, preserve government funding. A people counting sensor such as the...

Public Library Trends, High Expectations

Libraries have seen traffic fluctuate over the years but it seems to be steadying. Most Americans view libraries as important parts of their communities however, according to Pew Research, only a percentage (53%) of people interacted with their library over the past year. Many Americans say public libraries provide them with the resources they...