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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The End of a Decade

While there is some disagreement as to when the first decade of the 21st century ends (Jan. 1 2010 or Jan. 1 2011?), the media is already compiling lists of milestones. It seems appropriate, then, to look back on the accomplishments of the Fairfax County Public Library since 2000. Here are a few highlights:

2000 The Kingstowne Library opens at 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, in the Landsdowne Shopping Center.

2001 Library’s e-newsletter FCPLease launches.

2004 Fairfax Library Foundation launches Amazon Wish List.

2005 Social networking with blogs, rss, wikis, and MySpace launches.

2006 More social networking with Flickr and podcasts launches.

2007 The Oakton Library opens at 10304 Lynnhaven Place in Oakton. This is the library's first Leadership Energy in Environmental Design (LEED) certified building.

More social networking with YouTube launch.

2008 The City of Fairfax Regional Library opens at 10360 North Street in Fairfax.

The Burke Centre Library opens at 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke and becomes the library’s second Leadership Energy in Environmental Design (LEED) certified building.

More social networking with Facebook launch.

Catalog search inside library's MySpace and Facebook.

Launch of online registration for events.

Launch of online registration for meeting rooms.

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Anonymous said...

The Fairfax County Public Library system has done a great job supporting the needs of the people of our county. It is too bad that the County Board of Supervisors has decided to gut such a fine system. They willfully ignore the fact that the school system they're always bragging about has been supported by the library system.

Fairfax County Public Library said...

We appreciate your support. Our fine library system has complemented a fine school system. Both good schools and libraries are essential to the quality of life of Fairfax County residents.