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Wednesday, March 18 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Using Chrome-based Devices as Patron Computer Stations in Public Libraries

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Thinking of diving into the use of Chrome-based devices as your patron computer stations or combining them with PC or Mac devices but not sure how to proceed?  Austin (MN) Public Library migrated from providing primarily PC-based computer stations for patrons in our library, to providing primarily Chrome-based device computer stations.  Chrome-based devices are affordable, fast, and easy to keep updated.  They have surpassed other devices used by students in K-12 education.  This session will share our two-year journey thus far and what we encountered, from purchasing the devices and setting up Google Admin for managing them, to print and session management, addressing patron concerns and connecting with other libraries nation-wide that are also using Chrome-based devices for patrons in their libraries.  Chrome-based devices can also be used for displays, reservation and print stations, circulation stations, catalog kiosks, circulating laptops, staff stations and more!

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Patrick Mulrooney

Librarian, Austin (MN) Public Library

Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Library 250