biblioNews | December, 2018

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As we begin to wind down 2018, we have a lot to reflect upon and be grateful for. We are constantly inspired by the library community, and we’re honored to provide solutions that help evolve your service and help you better connect with users.

We hope each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday season as you enjoy your family, friends and a few good reads! As you begin to plan for 2019, mark your calendars and listen to what we recently heard from Hamilton Public Library.

Hamilton Library

Provide equitable library access to rural communities
Hamilton Public Library is using open+ to provide equitable access to rural customers. After the success of open+ in its Freelton branch, Hamilton is implementing the open+ solution in other rural branches to continue to provide excellent access for all. Watch the video to find out more.

open+ extends library hours at Ventura County Library
Thankfully safe from the recent wildfires, Ventura County’s Hill Road Branch is using open+ to stretch its budget and ensure that the much needed library is available to meet the needs of its booming community. Read about it or see for yourself.

Webinar: Evolve Library Experiences for Self-Service Users with cloudLibrary
Join us on December 11th, to learn more about cloudLibrary’s new modules designed to transform the self-service experience and integrate your physical and digital collections like never before. 

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ALA Midwinter Meeting + Exhibits| January 25-29 in Seattle, WA
Stop by our booth to learn how our new cloudLibrary modules can enhance your users’ library experiences. We’ve got a fun booth tour complete with some new product introductions, as well as exciting prizes. Plan to join an open+ panel discussion with a new line-up of panelists – stay tuned for more details!

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OLA Super Conference | January 30 – February 2 in Toronto, CA
We hope to see you in Toronto! The 2019 theme is Powered by the People, and we can’t imagine a more fitting one. All of bibliotheca’s products are designed to empower library users and staff to connect and engage more deeply with their libraries and their communities.

The Hamilton Public Library is nominated for many OLA awards this year for equitable library access in their rural Freelton branch. Come cheer them on with us! While you’re there, stop by our booth to learn how our popular remoteLocker solution is expanding and new cloudLibrary modules revolutionize the selfCheck experience.

MARVEL comics on Cloud Library

Avengers to the rescue: cloudLibrary collection is expanding to include Marvel Comic Collections!

Just in time for the end of the year, cloudLibrary will soon include Marvel Comic Collections! This is a great time to put those excess collection development funds to heroic use and stock up on your customers’ favorite comics. To learn more, stop by the bibliotheca booth at ALA Midwinter, or tune into Heather McCormack’s Collection Department newsletter in the coming weeks.


bibliotheca User Group, anyone?

We’ve heard a few of you would like to have a bibliotheca User Group. We’re looking for more input on what would be of most interest for everyone. Let us know what you think.

Time flies when you’re having fun!
We’ve enjoyed our time connecting with customers across more than 25 local events throughout the US and CA this fall and winter. We hope you’ve had a chance to connect with our local teams. If not, keep an eye on our Events page to see us in person!

A special thanks to the staff at Gwinnett County Public Library, where we just hosted over 25 libraries from surrounding regions for an open+ learning event.

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Customers in the News!

Dearborn Public Library remoteLocker @ Salina School
Watch this video to find out how Michigan’s Deerborn Public Library is increasing literacy and expanding access to underserved communities through use of the remoteLocker.

Calgary’s New Central Library may just be the nicest library in Canada
Calgary has just opened a new stunning 240,000 sq ft. library. Check out the article for more details and photos.

At Gwinnett County Public Library, Zombie Workshop Is a No-Brainer Success
Read about Gwinnet County’s latest adult-education workshop designed to teach attendees how to plan and prepare for a real-life (flu) epidemic.

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