In September I met the Library Director of the Effingham Public Library along with a board member-slash-web master. They asked me if I’d be willing to help them create a more dynamic and easier to maintain web presence. Naturally I enthusiastically agreed. Both of them had immediately grokked the opportunities that current internet trends provide; not to mention the fact that it’s just as easy, perhaps easier, for an organization like there’s to create something to blow minds than it is the big guys. Last weekend I finally got to sit down with Marilyn and talk turkey about the process of creating an online branch library.
I should note that with a population around 1200 people Effingham is one of the tiniest and sweetest towns in NH. As I was leaving, I passed through the town square – always spotless and decorated appropriate to the current season – but always deserted. It makes me feel I’m trespassing in another world entirely – one that’s there just to make me open my eyes and think ‘whoa, this is the world I live in.’
I can’t wait to work with this library – look out for great things from them!