biblioNews | October 2019

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Tis the month of Halloween when shadows grow long and transformation is in the air. This month we are featuring our own stories of transformation! Read about how Scottsdale Public Library enhances their service model with RFID, BiblioTech is transforming the daily commute for San Antonio residents, and John Chrastka of EveryLibrary provides insight on how to approach conversations on the open library concept. Speaking of transformation, don’t forget that time is running out to modernize your library entrance at a discount! 

Customer stories 

scottsdale public library

RFID brings staff together and gets them out into the community
Scottsdale Public Library converted its entire collection to RFID in just twelve weeks. Read about how new technology and new equipment have inspired SPL’s vision of future library service. 

Bexar Customer story

Ride&Read initiative brings BiblioTech to riders of San Antonio
BiblioTech, launched in 2013, is the first American all-digital library. Today, there are over 150,000 registered users and an annual circulation of nearly 800,000! Read about how with the help of cloudLibrary, BiblioTech and VIA Metro Transit partnered to bring the library directly to the traveling public with their Ride & Read program. 


2019 Customer Forum at Scottsdale Public | Event wrap-up
Last month, 40+ librarians from 23 library systems joined the bibliotheca team for a day of hands-on learning and keynote sessions led by library leaders. Discover highlights from the day, learn from presenting libraries and join the fun in our website wrap-up post. 

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Building Political and Community Support for open+
We spoke with John Chrastka, founder of EveryLibrary about how library leaders can garner political and community support for open+. Find John’s advice here. 


Transform your library’s entrance with modern security upgrade
Discount extended! Now, libraries interested in upgrading their security gates through the end of October will receive 35% off and those who place orders in the month of November will receive 20% off. This limited time offer allows libraries to economically modernize their entrance when they replace existing security gates. Inquire about upgrade options and discount details today. 

Celebrate Dark Arts Month with Pottermore and cloudLibrary

Celebrate Dark Arts Month with Pottermore Publishing and cloudLibrary
Darkness descends as Dark Arts returns for the Halloween season. Be sure to double-check holds lists and stock-up on Harry Potter titles in anticipation of tricks-and-treats from fans throughout October. cloudLibrary customers: go to CAT.

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Upcoming Conferences + Global Events
Pennsylvania Library Conference | October 13-16 | Erie
TLCU 2019 | October 14-15 | Salt Lake City
Urban Library Council Annual Forum | October 16-18 | Salt Lake City
Michigan Library Conference | October 16-18 | Novi
NSLA LBANS 2019 Conference | October 18-20 | Hunts Point
Illinois Library Conference | October 22-24 | Tinley Park
California Library Conference | October 24-26 | Pasadena
LJ  Director’s Summit  |  November 7-8  |  Tulsa City-County Public Library
Library Marketing and Communication Conference  |  November 13-14  |  St. Louis
New York Library Association Conference  |  November 13-16  |  Saratoga Springs

Noteworthy Library News
One-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks  |  Pew Research Center
Thirteen libraries recognized in 2019 Library Design Showcase  |  ALA
It’s the Billie Jean King Main Library now  |  Press Telegram
Podcast: How Libraries Are Bridging the Digital Divide  |  The Takeaway
Chicago Public to eliminate late fees, begin automatic renewals |  Sun Times

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