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Summer is around the corner, but the Spring conferences are in full swing! We hope to see you at one of the many events we’ll be hosting in the next few weeks, but until then, don’t miss our free webinars, customer stories, library news, and limited time discounts on Windows 10 upgrades!

We are always thrilled to come across library focused Ted Talks, but even more excited when they feature our very own customers. David Johnson, Executive Director of Fayetteville Public Library in Arkansas shared with us his recent time on the Ted Talk stage. We wanted to help circulate this gem. If you missed the Ted Talk shared by Jason Kucsma, Acting Director of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, add this one to your watch list as well.

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Beyond Words: The Evolution of the Public Library
David Johnson, Fayetteville Public Library Executive Director



Deep Dive Customer Training Webinars Now Available

Lori Livesay, longtime librarian and bibliotheca project manager is facilitating customer training webinars to help our customers get the most out of their bibliotheca solutions. With many upcoming webinars, Lori is eager to hear from customers about topics they’d like to see covered. For a full list of upcoming training sessions, please check out our event page.

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Only 6 Weeks Left to Save 20% on Windows 10 Upgrades

The end of Microsoft support for Windows 7 is on the horizon, and bibliotheca wants to make sure you are prepared! Our teams will support customers on an active Support & Maintenance agreement, no matter which Operating System. However, this is an excellent opportunity to upgrade. Learn how to save up to 20% before June 28th!

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Barcelona: RFID + flex AMH in the city’s most sustainable library

Montserrat Abelló Library is the first public building in Barcelona to be awarded the BREEAM certificate, a certification of environmental sustainability. Find out how Montserrat Abelló and the city of Barcelona use the flex AMH to handle a 3.5 million annual circulation without breaking a sweat or damaging the environment.

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Hamburg: relying on open+ at more and more locations

Since its initial success with open+ in 2014, Bücherhallen Hamburg has implemented the solution in 10 of its libraries. Read about how this initiative has delighted users and allowed the Hamburg libraries to remain open up to 233% longer.

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Upcoming Conferences Across the US & Canada

The bibliotheca team is out and about this spring visiting customers, attending conferences, and enjoying all that our customers’ beautiful libraries have to offer. As we head into summer, we’ll be visiting five state and local conferences as well as ALA Annual, and we have three special sessions planned.

Florida Library Conference in Orlando | May 15-17 (join our cloudLink session)
Utah Library Conference | May 15-17 (join Summit County’s remoteLocker session)
Massachusetts Library Conference in Framingham | May 15-17
ABQLA Conference in Montreal | May 24
Atlantic Provinces Library Conference in St. Johns | June 5-8
ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC | June 21-24

Headed to ALA? We hope you’re join us at these session – add them to your conference scheduler today: cloudLIbrary ideaXchange | open+ session

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Customers in the news

Our VP of cloudLibrary, Heather McCormack was highlighted in the latest edition of Information Today. Be sure to pick up a copy to discover what a typical day is like for cloudLibrary’s collection development expert!

Beyond books: The hidden perks of a free library card | NBC News

The Key to Happiness Might Be as Simple as a Library or a Park | The New York Times

Kent District Library was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Michigan |

Vancouver Public Library’s Cool New Public Garden is Nine Floors Up | Lonely Planet

Extended opening hours for Arklow Library | Wicklow News

Do your shelf a favour and get back into your local library | The Irish Times

On Creating Bookshelves for an All-Digital Public Library | BookRiot

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