Officials at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Library are working with NKAPC staff to make available easy computer access to Area Planning’s award-winning LINK-GIS. They are also learning how the computerized mapping system can assist them in serving their customers.
“I met recently with (the Covington branch’s) business section head Ann Schoenenberger,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, NKAPC’s deputy director for GIS administration. “She was interested in how she could help people who come into the library to use GIS.”
Brush put together a presentation to demonstrate how LINK-GIS and the library could benefit the public collaboratively.
“We also talked about how the library could use GIS to track patrons who visit their various branches and how often they visit,” she said.
Brush and library officials also discussed a work station dedicated to accessing LINK-GIS.
“We proposed to come down once a quarter to teach a class on the more complex aspects of the LINK-GIS website,” said Brush.
Brush is currently working with the library staff to create a program that benefits library patrons.
“The library is finding many of its needs can be met with GIS”, she said. “So right now we’re looking forward to working with its officials and performing some helpful analysis on their behalf.”