Covid Policies from the Field

If you're still working towards a reopening plan or you'd like to compare your current procedures to others in the field, check out this compilation of procedures from other locations around the United States: https://www.oclc.org/realm/happening-now/20200625-public-libraries-preparing-to-reopen.html Find information about: Staff and PatronsFacilities and space considerationsPrograms and service adaptationsMaterials handling and procedures This collection was put together …

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Get the Most out of Libby

Do you know all the tricks built into Libby to help you become a power user? While just telling library users that they can get free eBooks and eAudiobooks can sometimes blow their minds, these will take it the extra mile. Check out OverDrive's "14 tips for getting the most out of Libby" to see …

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Happy National Voter Registration Month!

Did you know that since 2002, September has been designated as National Voter Registration Month? Check out the following resources to help engage your communities and increase civic literacy from your library: Free Webinar from the Public Library Association: "The Public Library's Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation"http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/votereducation EBSCO's "Tips and …

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POWER Library eResource Name Changes

If you've visited POWER Library this month, you may have noticed some major differences in the icons and some resource names. Their staff created a crosswalk that compares the old names to the new. Take some time to check it out here: https://document.powerlibrary.org/files/portal/pdf/e-resources/E-Resources_Crosswalk_20200807.pdf The new names help to clarify the content and audience focus that …

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Libby Interface Now Multilingual!

The Libby app is now available in 10 different languages! With the newest update, Libby's interface will automatically change languages if a users's device is set to one of them. The following are available: EnglishSpanishFrench (Canada)Simplified ChineseTraditional ChineseGermanItalianJapaneseRussianSwedish Please note, this only impacts the language of the app itself. It does not translate book content. …

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Virtual Literary Events

Want to steer patrons towards virtual literary events, but you're not sure where to find them all? Me too. Luckily for us, the Washington Post has come out with their newest virtual events calendar. It tracks events held by bookstores, libraries, festivals, publishers, and authors. Find it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/events/cal?category=263&itid=lk_inline_manual_1 If you know of an event …

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