Along with new standardized system hours, Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) will debut a new logo on Monday.
The new logo, featuring bright, vibrant colors and an assortment of media icons, will replace the navy blue book stack logo.
As part of our strategic plan developed last year, were introducing a new logo and branding that truly represents what our library system offers and the direction we are heading in, says Library Executive Director Charles Pace. The logo represents the different forms of media and programming we offer, and supports our vision for the future of GCPL as a place to connect, learn, and grow. All of these changes, including the technology upgrades, hours, and logo, are being implemented to best support the needs of the entire Gwinnett community.
The new GCPL branding was provided by Primerica, headquartered in Duluth, through their Communications and Community and Foundation Relations Departments, as an in-kind donation to the library system. Primerica Senior Designer and Illustrator Don Bolt created the logo.
Customers will notice significant technology upgrades when they walk through the branch doors on Monday as new self-checkout kiosks that feature bright touchscreen monitors greet them.
GCPL Director of Information Technology Michael Casey sees the potential in the upgrades. Our new Bibliotheca self-checkout kiosks will be capable of much more than checking out a book, says Casey. Customers will be able to pay for their copies, print jobs and late fees, and purchase items like tote bags and flash drives directly on the machines. With updates to the software later this year, the kiosks will make recommendations based on the user’s browsing history.
Staff will also be roaming the branch floors with iPads and mobile computing stations to provide customer service throughout the branch, eliminating the need for customers to find their way to the help desk.
The technology upgrades will be completed prior to the May 16 reopening and in time for the start of the Summer Reading Programs. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, or to sign up, visit www.gwinnettpl.org.