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Thistles and thieves /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-01-18 06:00

    ISBN: 9781643133218
    Author: MacRae, Molly


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Mr. Nobody : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-01-18 06:00

    ISBN: 9781524797683
    Author: Steadman, Catherine


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Wrapped up in you : a Heartbreaker Bay novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-01-18 06:00

    ISBN: 9780062952608
    Author: Shalvis, Jill


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EBSCO Information Services releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-01-17 17:54
(January 17, 2020). EBSCO Information Services releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), a bibliographic database providing complete citations to the contents of scholarly journals related to Latin America and the Caribbean published around the world since the late 1960s. Hispanic American Periodicals Index, produced by the Latin American Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, is now available for annual subscription through EBSCO.
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Whatcom County Library System selects Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2020-01-17 17:54
(January 17, 2020). Patron Point announced that the Whatcom County Library System of Bellingham, WA has selected the Company's patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts. One of the primary interests of the Library was Patron Point's ability to offer audience-specific newsletter design and content.
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Advice for the New Systems Librarian – Building Relationships 2.0

LITA Blog - Fri, 2020-01-17 09:00

Advice for the New Systems Librarian – Building Relationships, Part 2

Previous articles in this series: Building Relationships, Helpful Resources, A Day in the Life

I am at the two-year mark of being in my role as systems librarian at Jacksonville University, and I continue to love what I do. I am working on larger-scale projects and continuing to learn new things every week. There has not been a challenge or new skill to learn yet that I have been afraid of.

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My first post in this series highlighted groups and departments that may be helpful in learning your new role. Now that I’m a little more seasoned, I have had the opportunity to work with even more departments and individuals at my institution on various projects. Some of these departments may be unique to me, but I would imagine you would find counterparts where you work.

The Academic Technology (AT) department. This department is responsible for classroom technology, online and hybrid course software, and generally any technology that enhances student learning. In the last year, I have worked with AT on finding and working with a vendor for new technology for OPAC access and developing a digital media lab within the library. I have worked with almost every individual in this department at this writing. Many of them have technology experience that surpasses mine, so I soak up all that I can when there is an opportunity to learn from them. So far, my friends in AT have taught me more about accessibility, various hardware, and technology installation.

Faculty. I work with faculty in my role as a subject liaison and to teach information literacy classes, but I have recently worked with faculty on setting up specific databases. A recent database-linking project required participation from the library and IT for different access points. The faculty member had not worked on such a project before, so it was an excellent chance to flex my growing systems muscle to explain the library’s role in the process. I also work with faculty on linking electronic resources from our catalog in Blackboard and Canva. These activities are excellent ways to not only build relationships with faculty, but also communicate the variety of resources available to faculty.

Center for Teaching and Learning. Speaking of faculty and communication, get to know your institution’s hub for faculty teaching and learning. Our Center for Teaching and Learning hosts workshops and lectures for new and seasoned faculty. Developing a relationship with this department affords the opportunity to grow faculty knowledge about library technology and what it can do for them and their students. I am in the planning stages of developing a workshop to show faculty how to use the digital media lab mentioned above. For new faculty, find out if there is a new faculty orientation and see if you can present about the library’s website, electronic resources, or anything that may fall under your realm of responsibilities. For me, I am more behind-the-scenes than I used to be in my previous position, so it is nice to be visible and let people meet the person behind the name that may pop up in their e-mail.

The marketing department (again). I’m repeating my mention of the marketing department because of social media. I manage my library’s social media presence, and my institution’s marketing department has been an asset when it comes to social media. Find out if there are social media trainings to enhance your knowledge of social media platforms. Are you using the right platforms to reach your audience? Are there specific hashtags you should be using? Make sure you know your institution’s brand and that you are developing content that aligns with the brand.

I remain a department of one in my library, but it continues to take a village to accomplish all the things.

What other departments are important to supporting the needs of a library’s systems department?

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EBSCO Information Services announces new integration with Google for Education

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41
(January 16, 2020). EBSCO Information Services announced a new integration with Google for Education. As a Google for Education Partner, EBSCO will be able to provide universities, schools and public libraries using G Suite for Education with innovative resources to engage students in learning, both inside and outside the classroom.
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Ex Libris completes the acquisition of Innovative

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41
(January 16, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has completed its acquisition of Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialist libraries. Innovative is now a business unit within Ex Libris.
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ODILO partners with the national library of the Netherlands to boost their digital library

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41
(January 16, 2020). ODILO has been awarded the international tender to become a provider of e-lending services to the national library of the Netherlands, which can be accessed by over 17 million Dutch people. ODILO will provide the new ODILO 3.0 service to the national library of the Netherlands; the technology recently launched by the Spanish company uses Artificial Intelligence to provide optimized access to digital library resources.
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Lost /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9780316420327
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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Dear Edward : a novel /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9781984854797
    Author: Napolitano, Ann


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Big lies in a small town /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9781250087355
    Author: Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-


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The Christmas spirits on Tradd Street /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9780451475244
    Author: White, Karen


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All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9780062931092
    Author: Williams, Beatriz


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The hollows /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9781250184559
    Author: Montgomery, Jess,


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The ten thousand doors of January /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9780356512457
    Author: Harrow, Alix E.


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Takes one to know one /

New At the Library - Thu, 2020-01-16 11:41

    ISBN: 9780802147561
    Author: Isaacs, Susan, 1943-


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Press reaches Open Access agreement with Spanish National Research Council

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2020-01-16 05:39
(January 16, 2020). Cambridge University Press has reached a transformative Open Access agreement with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). The three-year ‘read and publish' deal is the first such agreement between a university press and Spanish research institutions, and the first that Cambridge University Press has signed in southern Europe.
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Record number of library systems achieve 1 million+ digital book checkouts in 2019

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-01-15 17:34
(January 15, 2020). Rakuten OverDrive announced today that 73 public library systems from the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand each enabled readers to borrow over 1 million ebooks and audiobooks from their catalogs in 2019. This represents the most systems ever to reach this milestone led by Toronto Public Library serving over 6 million titles for the year. Contributing factors to these records include online marketing, award-winning reading apps, strong growth for audiobooks and a 27% increase in circulation of children's and young adult digital book titles.
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Jobs in Information Technology: January 15, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-01-15 15:19

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