Week: 13,14,15, 16, 17 &18: Presentations at Computers in Libraries, Library Collection Management Considerations, The Best-Selling Books of the Century, Knowing Your Customers

Innovative Funding Alternatives (The Lone Wolf Librarian)
Do you need funding for your project and are you considering crowdsourcing  and social media? Brian Pichman, the Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project is offering innovative solutions .

Presentations at Computers in Libraries 2015 ( David Lee King )
Links to David Lee King’s presentations at Computers in Libraries conference.

Library Collection Management Considerations (The Lone Wolf Librarian)
If you are a library collection/acquisition  manager, what strategies do you consider? A must see presentation.

Texas: San Antonio Public Library’s Newest Branch Features Drive-Through (INFOdocket)
Library director Ramiro Salazar said one of the exciting highlights about the nearly 10,000 square-foot-branch is the premiere of the library system’s first drive-through service point. Salazar said the service will allow residents to stop at the drive through window to drop off and pick up items they’ve requested by phone, or through a new mobile app.

Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Another interesting post by Stephen Abram, highlighting new library technologies: augmented reality app, book location  guides and bookmarks, drone delivery of textbooks and more.

The Bestselling Books of the [last] Century: 1900-1999 ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Interesting list that can spark a lot of discussions among librarians and avid book readers.

Tulsa City-County Library System Approves Three-Year Strategic Plan (INFOdocket)
“The library’s five goals are to help Tulsa County children grow up able to compete globally; to be financially sound and serve as an engine of economic growth for the region; to conduct business using innovation and best practices; to have a reputation as a best place to work; and to be a center for community, reading, lifelong learning and access to information for all.

New Educational Resource: GPO Launches Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government (INFOdocket)
The widely popular Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government now comes with improved “enhanced site content”, “reorganized layout for a more intuitive learning experience” and new educational interactive game.

New Jersey Public Schools Cut Librarian Jobs As Budgets Get Tighter (INFOdocket)
“State education code, updated in 2014, requires that each school district provide library-media services under the direction of a certified school library media specialist. Arlen Kimmelman, president of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, said the wording gives districts a lot of leeway to get around having a full-time librarian.”

Knowing Your Customers: The Art of Real-Time Personalization (Search Engine Watch)
Take a look at this article, if you are interested in building personas and personalizing the experience of your library customers on your website.

Toronto Public Libraries are BUSY (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Impressive statistics from Toronto Public Library.

A User-Centered Study of Public Library YA Spaces (INFOdocket)
The study rightfully highlights the need for continued customer “input into the design and maintenance of YA public library spaces as teens’ needs evolve and vary across time and from community to community.”

collectionHQ and 3M Announce Partnership (Library Technology Guides)
Accdording to the agreement between the two companies “public libraries with 3M Cloud Library collections will now be able to include their 3M ebook circulation data in the ebook tools” available within their collectionHQ console.

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