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EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. Accepting Entries for Public Library Website Makeover Award

Jan
17

~ One Library Will Be Awarded a Free Three-year Library Website Makeover ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 17, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Stacks Inc. (Stacks) are now accepting applications for the inaugural Stacks Public Library Website Makeover Award. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover as well as up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Entries must be received by April 3, 2017.

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Addled by archives? Rattled by recordkeeping? Help for librarians is here at last

Nov
24

Get to grips with the basics of managing your archives and records with the latest book from Facet Publishing.

The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping is ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training.

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Gale Refreshes Kids InfoBits with User-focused Redesign

May
19

Farmington Hills, Mich., May 19, 2014 — The Kids InfoBits database has been redesigned to support twenty-first century learning with a modern interface, improved navigation, updated content and additional tools. Developed by Gale, a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses and part of Cengage Learning, Kids Infobits is designed specifically for students in kindergarten through grade five and addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.

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Mill Valley Library wins grant to expand on success of true storytelling series

Oct
21

Mill Valley, Calif.—The Mill Valley Public Library has been awarded a $15,000 grant that will allow it to take first-person narrative to the next level in a ground-breaking program that gives participants the chance to be creators, not just consumers, of great stories. The program, Naked Truth: Connect, Create, Contribute (NT:CCC), brings together the best of story-centric programs like This American Life, StoryCorps and the Moth under one umbrella, while also providing guidelines and ideas for other public libraries interested in creating similar initiatives.

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Gale Launches DemographicsNow: Business & People

Mar
12

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 12, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced DemographicsNow: Business & People, an online business and residential reference tool that provides detailed demographic data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interactive mapping tools and comprehensive data, this new resource makes it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon information, all from one location.

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Philadelphia's Free Library Opens Seniors Resource Center

Aug
26

PHILADELPHIA, August 26, 2009—To better welcome the city’s older adults, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a spacious resource center for seniors at the Parkway Central Library this morning.

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Blog for Public Libraries

Mar
24

Hi Public Librarians,

I’m a librarian at BCR and have worked for a number of years in adult services at public libraries. I recently started a blog for public librarians - “The Librarian is IN” - see http://blogs.bcr.org/publiclibraries/ I hope you enjoy it and I’d love to hear any comments, suggestions for topics, ideas etc. since this is a blog for you!

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