Posted by Lori Ayre on April 13, 2016

Come join me for this webinar on April 27, 2016 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST.  Register Here


ALA President Sari Feldman's new Libraries Transform campaign communicates that libraries are more than places where circulation transactions take place, libraries can be transformative. And technologies like RFID, automated materials handling and self-service technologies are the tools that increase opportunities for libraries to provide enriching experiences to their communities.

Although RFID projects involve technical hurdles, they can be a fantastic opportunity to transform library services! If libraries only install the technology without changing how they use staff, they miss the chance to change the dynamics of patron-staff interaction. 

About the Webinar 

  • You will learn how to leverage an RFID initiative to: 
  • Fulfill your strategic goals
  • Maximize transformational interactions with staff
  • Build awareness of all library services
  • Keep library staff in the foreground of library service
  • Free up staff to do new things
  • Properly adjust library spaces

Lori Bowen Ayre is a nationally recognized expert in library materials handling workflows, RFID, AMH, and self-service technologies. Her experience extends beyond assessment and procurement to a comprehensive understanding of all the factors that must be addressed to make these projects successful: the strategy, technologies, people, and practices, as well as change management and continual improvement processes. She believes in the transformational power of libraries and works to help libraries leverage technology to streamline back office functions, reduce operating costs, and improve and expand customer services. 

This webinar will be of interest to anyone who wants to make the most of their materials-handling technologies, either at public or academic libraries.  

Cost: $39 with group rates available. Part of the Strategic Library Webinar Series. More info available from Jenny Newman ( at Library Works.