| Dear Customer,
I have to confess that I have been unable to quickly find specific
tools in our annual catalog for a few years now. Three decades
and several hundred publications have left my hippocampus unable
to cope with any sort of product/page associations. I now have
to rely on technology to do the work for me.
Fortunately, technology has become increasingly powerful and
portable; there is now more storage and processing power in most
phones than there was on our first multi-user computer system.
But at the same time, we recognize that searching a computer system
or navigating a website is a completely different experience from
browsing and reading a printed publication.
Thats why were pleased to announce the Lee Valley
Library app for iPad. Not only can you download and store catalogs
on your device, but the individual publications are searchable
and each publication index is actively linked to the appropriate
pages. You can even add bookmarks with small notes by page.
You may have also noted some of our recent forays into social
media: Twitter®, Facebook®, and YouTube®. Rest assured
that if you prefer to be "social" in the old-fashioned
way, we still answer the phone promptly, have knowledgeable and
experienced staff in our stores, and handwrite some replies to
And yes, we still intend to keep printing catalogs.
Robin C. Lee President