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Email: katherine@lyonsregionallibrary.com  
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Katherine Weadley is the Director of Lyons Regional Library District in the small creative, nature-centered, intellectual and outdoorsy town of Lyons. I have worked in both academic and public libraries. I earned my MLIS from the University of Denver.

Build a Robot and Add It to Your Staff

Robots have arrived at the library. The newest staff member at Longmont Public Library in Colorado is a robot prototype named Bibli. It can tell a story, answer patron’s questions, and show patrons where materials are located within a limited amount of space. Bibli was built for this library to engage with library patrons–especially those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—and explore partnering with industry.