Alison J. Harris



How Much Does the Library Save You?

One of the challenges facing public libraries is providing services that increase community prosperity. Though the uninformed might see public libraries as passé, they are still seen as trusted institutions in the community. It only makes sense that those in need would turn to these institutions to fulfill their needs, whether it is to learn a new skill or using….

March 30, 2015 , Comment

A Slice of Raspberry Pi on Pi Day

I just ordered my own personal Raspberry Pi 2 and I’m still deciding what to build with it. I’ve always been fascinated with building computers, particularly computers that have a small physical footprint. I think a great idea would be a Raspberry Pi home server. I’ll be moving to a new home soon and it would be a neat addition…..

March 14, 2015 , Comment

THPL’s Makerspace Featured in American Libraries

The Hive, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library’s new makerspace housed in downtown Tampa, was featured in American Libraries this month! The article is a Q & A discussion with representatives from three library makerspaces across the country. It was really interesting to learn about other libraries’ experiences compared to those of THPL’s. It’s also great to show others in the library profession….

March 3, 2015 , , Comment