Elkhart Public Library is pleased to introduce our new director, Lisa Guedea Carreño!
Lisa comes to us from Goshen College, where she was the director of the Harold and Wilma Good Library. She lives in Dunlap with her husband Sonny and daughter Genevieve. They have two cats, Sadie and LOBS (named by Genevieve; an acronym for Light Orange Blossom Sunshine). Sonny works at Ludwig Drums by day, and plays drums/percussion in several local bands many nights and weekends.
Born in Chicago, Lisa spent most of her childhood in Denver, and her youth in a small Texas town called Alice, which is where she became friends with Sonny. After high school they went their separate ways but remained friends. They became reacquainted in the ‘90s, and were married in 1998 – 22 years after they met.
Lisa attended Hesston College in Kansas, then Goshen College, and earned her Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College in Boston. She worked as a law firm librarian in New Hampshire and a corporate librarian in Madison, Wisconsin before returning to her undergrad alma mater to serve as Director of the Good Library at Goshen College.
Her hobbies include singing (her undergraduate degree is in vocal music performance), writing, and hosting Noteworthy, a weekly radio show (Saturdays at 5 pm, resuming in September) on the Goshen College Radio station 91.1 The Globe, WGCS.
Lisa is excited about beginning her new adventure as Director of the Elkhart Public Library. In a recent Elkhart Truth interview, she said, “[W]hen I interviewed for the position, it was obvious that the EPL staff members I met are passionate about public service. … Likewise, the Board seems very supportive of the mission and work of the library. This is a great combination of assets that will help the library continue to meet the needs — both current and emerging — of the communities it serves, even in these challenging economic times.”
While staff and Board were sad to say goodbye to retiring Director Deb Stewart, we also look forward to working with Lisa. “We are impressed by what we have seen so far,” said one staff member. “Lisa is very approachable and willing to listen. She also has a great sense of humor.”
Everyone is invited to join us in welcoming our new Director at an open house on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Main Library. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who borrowed eBooks and audio eBooks in June!
Because of you, we won $2,500 to use for building our digital collection.
To raise awareness of digital library lending, Overdrive, EPL’s digital media supplier, offered $2,500 in content credit as an incentive for libraries to increase eBook/audio eBook circulation by 50% during June. For us, that would have been 1,911 downloads. You came through! Our final total was 1,975 – a 55% increase. We win; you win! Watch for an influx of new titles, coming soon.
Let’s Keep it Going
Day or night, on the go or in the comfort of your home, visit downloads.myepl.org, and start reading or listening to books on your phone, tablet, laptop, or PC.
Great news! ConsumerReports.org is now FREE through our Online Resources. More great news! The Library’s subscription includes Cars Best Deals Plus!
Elkhart Public Library cardholders in good standing can access Consumer Reports Online from home or anywhere with Internet access.
To Access Consumer Reports Online:
- Go to myepl.org/info247
- Click on the + next to “Consumer Reviews”
- Select [Access from Home]
- Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
- If you are in the Library, select ConsumerReports.org with Cars Best Deals Plus (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)
Note: Consumer Reports does not allow access to some features, such as
Build and Buy Car Buying Service, through our public library subscription.
Now you can use your Elkhart Public Library card to download magazines to your computer, tablet or phone! No waiting list, no returns, no expiration date!
What you’ll need:
- A computer or mobile device (tablet or smartphone) and an Internet connection
- An email account
- An Elkhart Public Library card in good standing (Resident and Non-Resident card holders may use Zinio)
- A free account at EPL’s Zinio Magazine Collection (myepl.org/zinio)
- A free account at Zinio.com
- Note: You must have a total of TWO (2) accounts; an EPL Zinio Magazine Collection account to check out magazines; and a Zinio.com Reader account to read checked out magazines via streaming online with computers and/or downloaded offline via mobile apps.
How it works:Zinio for Libraries – New Interface June 2013 from RBdigital from Recorded Books on Vimeo.
Zinio Apps are available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire* and Blackberry Playbook. Note: The Zinio app is not available for the NOOK Color or Tablet. Barnes & Noble does not allow Zinio to be downloaded from their app store. Zinio may be accessible through the NOOK browser depending on the memory of your NOOK. * Kindle Fire users, if you are unable to access the Zinio app from your device, refer to this alternate download method and/or view our brief video tutorial for the Kindle Fire only:
- Visit our FAQ page (myepl.org/ziniofaq)
- Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at 574-522-5669
We would love to hear your thoughts on this new EPL service. Let us know in Speak Your Mind at the end of this post.