Chris Glover, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s (CRRL) Assistant Director for Technology, is the winner of the first Public Library Innovator Award given by the Virginia Library Association. This award recognizes public librarians or public library project teams who have made an outstanding contribution to advance the mission of a public library in Virginia through an innovative project, program, or service.
Glover and his team replaced aging public computers with Chromeboxes, allowing the library to expand computer access for customers and save taxpayers’ money. In the fall of 2015, Glover presented a session at the Virginia Library Association annual conference called “The CRRL NetStation Project: Public Access Computing with Chrome OS.” He has since been contacted by other libraries in Virginia for consulting and information on the Chromebox process and set-up.
Glover has been implementing technological advancements at CRRL for twenty years. “This is just one example of the incredible ingenuity that Chris has demonstrated through his many years of service. We are all lucky to have him!” says CRRL Director Martha Hutzel. Glover will be recognized on October 26, at the Virginia Library Association’s annual conference in Hot Springs, Virginia.