The mission of the Lexington Public Library is to connect people, inspire ideas, and transform lives. For Bobby Webb, this mission is achieved by selecting high-quality, high-usage digital resources.
“It is vital for a public library to have a robust online presence, especially in a digitally-literate community like Lexington ...Digital resources empower our customers to utilize the Library at a time and place that best meets their needs.”
Webb is responsible for overseeing digital resources for Fayette County and the greater Central Kentucky area.
Serving the demand of a population of over 300,000 is not easy — or cost-effective — when many language resources lack shelf-life and multi-user access.
Webb’s search for a low-maintenance, highly engaging language-learning resource that delivered a diverse, accessible, and consistently updated language selection needed to check the right boxes.
Though other language software vendors have approached Webb and his team, Mango’s cloud-based accessibility, relevant content, and promotional materials have allowed Lexington Public Library to succeed in offering an in-demand language-learning resource to the community.
“Mango ...checks all of the boxes by offering a wide variety of language options (including courses for ESL learners), actively updating the content, and making it available to the entire community at the time and point of need.”
49% of Lexington’s 9,110 Mango sessions took place on mobile devices
Nov. 1, 2019 - October 31, 2020