WARSAW — The online presence of the Warsaw Community Public Library will change dramatically within the next week, according to a report from Library Director Ann Zydek.
Zydek provided a report to the library’s board of directors at that board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 8. The report was presented by Assistant Director Joni Brookins in Zydek’s absence and mentioned that the library will be introducing a new website April 15.
Some of the specifics of the website change were clarified on Tuesday, April 9 by the library’s information technology supervisor Tyson Barnett.
“It’s going to be such a drastic and positive change,” said Barnett, who added that the new website would be completed by Wednesday, prior to the April 15 official launch.
“It will give us a chance to look at it before we release it to the public,” he said.
According to Barnett, the redesign was done by Red Toad Media from Lexington, Ky. He said the most significant change will be the new site’s ability to adapt itself to different devices.
“It will be made to scale to different devices from phones to tablets to computers,” said Barnett. “Scaleabiltiy is a huge thing.”
Brookins updated the board on facilities upgrades, specifically a repair to the facility’s climate control as well as the ongoing installation of the library’s new Limited Use, Limited Access Elevator..
“(Facilities Manager) Bruce (Hively) was reporting that for the HVAC system that we’ve been without, they started installing the brains that guide the system,” Brookins said. “I think they’re fine-tuning it now. It got very hot in here for a few weeks. For the elevator, the cab seems to be pretty much installed and then we start waiting for the state inspectors.”