My name is Matthew Derpinghaus, and I’m the new Library Support Services Manager for the Marathon County Public Library. I oversee the areas of Circulation, Shelving, Support (new books, ILL, cataloging, etc.) and technology.
Speaking of technology, did you know that the library commissioned me to purchase and install 138 new Dell computers? The computers were purchased because of the increasing need for patrons and staff alike to have speedier, more reliable machines.
Along with purchasing the new hardware, I also acquired some new software to help with timing and printing. The new software, called CASSIE, simplifies the login and printing process. Although the initial session time has changed from a 2 hour session to a one hour session, it is now possible to extend sessions on the computer sessions indefinitely (provided there is no waiting list).
There are going to be many changes in the technology field at the library for the foreseeable future as we try to accommodate our patrons by keeping up to date with the community’s needs. I’m very happy to have been welcomed so nicely into the Marathon County community and look forward to servicing our community for years to come.