Technology shapes library role

Officials are trying to shape the library of the future

Officials are trying to shape the library of the future.

The Okanagan Regional Library board met Wednesday and the primary focus was the development of a strategic plan.

“We’re really focusing on how libraries are changing and how to provide the service in a more efficient way,” said director Catherine Lord.

One of the issues being considered is patrons asking library staff to help with technical issues such as how to load an eBook on an iPad.

“The new technology is proving challenging but the staff is keen on doing it,” said director Mike Macnabb.

“They’re trying to help people be more literate. Literacy is not just the written word. It’s also electronic.”