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Join us at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference!

January 25 – 28 | Booth #1503
Washington State Convention Center

bibliotheca’s new cloudLibrary modules create the most engaging experience for library users yet. Packed with new features, the new cloudLibrary modules help physical borrowers integrate their digital loans and organize multiple virtual library cards. The modules provide helpful interactive receipts, due date reminders, fun packing lists, the ability to sort/filter and favorite items, and introduce a mobile checkout experience for busy users on-the-go!

Come take our Library Experience Tour to see how cloudLibrary enhances the experience along with our other innovative self-service solutions, such as selfCheck, open+ and flex AMH. If you would like to schedule a meeting with a member of our team at ALA Midwinter, be sure to contact us!

We’ll also be showcasing new tower options for our remoteLocker system. The new options make it even more appealing to set up a convenient, small remote library branch for holds pickups anywhere within the community. Come see what’s new and exciting with this expanding system!

Take the full Library Experience Tour to be entered to win a $250 VISA gift card!


open+ panel members

Don’t miss out! Learn more about the open libraries model at ALA Midwinter!

If you are interested in attracting new library users, providing consistent or expanded open hours, providing more flexibility for library staff and increasing the use of your library space, collection, and self-service resources – this session is for you!

This model has been successfully implemented in over 750 libraries of all types and sizes throughout Europe since 2004 and is now changing the way libraries in the US and Canada think about service delivery. Learn more about our existing open+ North American Libraries by reading the case studies below:

Gwinnett County Public Library
Hennepin County Library
Ventura County Library (CA)
Hamilton Public Library (Ontario, CA)

Join the bibliotheca team and library panelists for an innovative discussion of ideas and concepts being considered for new libraries across the region.

Guest panelists:
• Lois Langer Thompson, Executive Director, Sno-Isle Regional Library System (WA)
• Carol Reich, Library Manager, Hillsboro Public Library (WA)
• Paula MacKinnon, Director of CALIFA (CA)

Extended Library Access Through the Open Library Model
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 AM | TCC-Tahoma 5


EveryLibrary Flepstick fundrasier
bibliotheca is sponsoring an EveryLibrary Fundraiser!

bibliotheca is proud to partner with EveryLibrary for their ALA Midwinter fundraiser! This lively event will offer librarians and library supporters an opportunity to come together and spend the night in style with local music, food, and beer while celebrating the power of libraries to make a difference in the lives of so many Americans. Tickets start at $35 and all proceeds go to support the mission of EveryLibrary in their work to support local libraries everywhere. Everyone is welcome!

The event will be held at Flatstick Pub South Lake Union. With the purchase of a ticket, attendees will enjoy an open bar with beer, wine, well drinks, and access to everything that Flatstick Pub has to offer.

As part of EveryLibrary’s partnership with the NPR podcast, The Keepers (a production of the Kitchen Sisters), which tells stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, and historians, there will be a live taping of a podcast at the event. Confirmed guests include Nancy Pearl and other library and literary luminaries.

Purchase your tickets today before they sell out!
https://action.everylibrary.org/alamw19
When: January 26, 2019 at 9pm – January 27, 2019
Where: Flat Stick Pub South Lake Union
609 Westlake Ave N | Seattle, WA 98109