The Kellogg-Hubbard is one of 14 libraries in Vermont to offer videoconferencing services, thanks to a grant from Google, Inc.
Kellogg-Hubbard patrons can connect and collaborate globally using the Library's videoconferencing equipment, which includes a large-screen monitor, via applications like Google Hangout or Skype.
“This is a great service that libraries can now offer to their communities,” said State Librarian Martha Reid. “We see a wide variety of applications for this service and people are really only limited by their imaginations. The new equipment can be used by individuals and groups for cultural experiences and other programming, learning opportunities and communications that bridge the distance gap."
“Getting around in Vermont can be tough,” said Head of Google Community Affairs Matt Dunne. “These videoconferencing facilities in our libraries are a natural fit. They allow Vermonters to connect with one another without lengthy drive-times. They also allow Vermonters to connect with the diverse cultural offerings that exist outside our borders.”