biblioNews | March 2019

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Spring is in the air, and we have a lot to share this month! In this season of new things, we’re thrilled to introduce a new customer training program. This includes a roster of educational webinars designed to help you grow your understanding of the solutions available to improve your users’ library experience and connect with your community. We also look ahead to upcoming spring state conferences and national tradeshows. And as always, share customer success stories and the best of libraries in the news!

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Customer training offered by a bibliotheca project manager

Lori Livesay, long-time bibliotheca project manager with 20+ years experience in the library industry, is now offering customer training sessions designed to bring her extensive experience to help libraries get the most out of their bibliotheca solutions.

Lori says, “As the person who was in charge of seeing my public library through our RFID conversion, I know how challenging it can be to have new equipment and software and workflows.  I’m excited to transition into this training role to help support libraries and to ensure our solutions are working for their unique situations. My goal is to serve our customers so they can be even more successful in serving their communities. I hope everyone leaves each training class feeling fully confident with their new hardware and software.  So, please take advantage of the free training webinars I’ll be hosting and reach out to let me know of other topics you’d like to see!” To view upcoming webinars, click here. 

Gwinnett Public Library

Gwinnett County Public Library | open+ user video

Gwinnett County was the first installation of open+ in North America. Watch this brief video to learn what drove library leadership to pioneer open access, and how their initial success prompted them to install open+ at additional locations.

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Kalk Library designed by Aat Vos | open customer story

Read about how the new Kalk Library, designed by world-renowned Creative Guide Aat Vos, incorporates open+ to offer Cologne’s community a third place to call their own.

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Upcoming Webinars and Conferences

If you are looking to learn, we’ve got you covered! Register below for webinar(s) of your choice. Are you looking to upgrade your selfCheck offering to Windows 10? Join our upcoming webinar to discuss time-sensitive savings and upgrade options for older self-service equipment. Alternatively, you can learn how to increase library open hours and provide convenient access during the open+ webinar. Discover how to evolve the self-service experience using smartphones with cloudLibrary modules. Want to explore how to streamline staff workflow and get items back on the shelf faster? Be sure to sign up for the flex AMH webinar. View all upcoming webinars on our website.

Prefer meeting face to face? Come visit us at an upcoming spring conference.
COSUGI Conference 2019 in Minneapolis, MN | March 25-27
ACRL Conference in Cleveland, Ohio | April 10-13
Texas Library Conference in Austin, TX | April 15-18
Oregon + Washington Joint Conference in Vancouver, WA | April 17-20
Connecticut Library Conference in Groton, CT | April 29-3

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Fun links to explore for library land news

13 Reasons Why Libraries are Holding Us All Together | Read it Forward

Gale and EveryLibrary Team Up to Launch Nationwide Campaign to Promote How Libraries Support Entrepreneurship | Cengage

The great creative minds of Urban Screen developed a permanent installation for the Kalk Library. Their interactive wall is a great success and adding a new dimension to the space | Urban Screen

Watch: Complete time lapse of Calgary’s new library’s construction | Calgary Herald

Comics and graphic novels of 2019: from Miracleman to Scrooge McDuck | The Guardian

Playing iSpy with cloudLibrary at Cerritos: Cerritos Library cloudLibrary digital signage

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