Business and Technology Center Opens at Williams Library

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 Chester Street, opened a new business and technology center that offers patrons, freelancers, and entrepreneurs the use of advanced technology for their production needs. The new equipment upgrades include:

  • 2 Dell desktop computers with internet access (Chrome & Internet Explorer) and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • 10 ft. adjustable green screen
  • White background product light table
  • Blue Snowball Ice microphone
  • High performance studio headphones
  • Adjustable photo studio lights with reflector and stand
  • Small 4 chair table for meetings
  • Small table for refreshments/workspace
  • Dry erase board
  • 2 height adjustable tri-pods (one for tablets & one for smart phones)
  • TV with HDMI connection

Latina Sheard, manager of the Williams Library, said CALS strives to offer resources that encourage personal and professional development. She believes the business center will help empower the community the library serves through supporting entrepreneurship. “It’s often difficult for those interested in starting a business to gain access to the materials they need. By providing this shared workspace with high-quality equipment, the library helps remove a significant portion of that barrier.”

The Williams Library Business and Technology Center is available on a first come, first served basis Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Reservations for the Business & Technology Center may be made on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-7:45 p.m. (5:45 p.m. on Saturday). Reservations are made in three-hour blocks. Reservations may be extended depending on the number of patrons waiting to use computers but will not go past library hours of operation.

For more information about the latest activities and programs at Williams Library, contact Latina Sheard, branch manager, or call 376-4282.