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Relief: Help Libraries Affected by this Season's Hurricanes
Blog | 6 October 2017
Libraries across the South and Caribbean have suffered devastation as a result of the recent hurricanes. Losses vary from flooring and computers to entire story collections. These libraries serve as primary points for people to access the internet to communicate with insurance providers and loved...

Abandoned Wal-Mart now the largest one-floor library in the U.S.

Blog| 24 March 2015

In Texas, they like to do everything bigger - and now, the same can be said for their public libraries. There's been a lot of discussion in communities about what to do with the...

Protecting Your Patrons' Privacy

Blog| 20 March 2015

The following rules are adapted from the webinar The Top 7 Ways to Protect Patron Privacy, by library consultant and writer Jason Griffey

The...

The Strategic Guide to Your COSUGI Schedule

Blog| 12 March 2015

Just a few more weeks until COSUGI: it’s time to sit down and plan the sessions you’ll attend.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve put together possible schedules that might interest a variety of librarians. Find the role that applies to you...

A layman's guide to linked data and the semantic Web

Blog| 11 March 2015

Online search capabilities have come a long way since the early days of the Internet. Simply typing in a few words into Google Chrome can immediately deliver myriad results on the right side of users' screens within seconds. Online information...

The Strategic Guide to Your COSUGI Schedule

Blog| 11 March 2015

Just a few more weeks until COSUGI: it’s time to sit down and plan the sessions you’ll attend.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve put together possible schedules that might interest a variety of librarians. Find the role that applies to you,...

Kickstart Your RFP

Webinar Recording | 11 March 2015

Benefit from Joe Matthews’ experience as a library consultant, through which he’s guided many libraries through the RFP process from start to finish. During ”Kickstart Your RFP,” Joe answers many questions and will cover these areas:

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Common RFP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Blog| 10 March 2015

The following tips are adapted from the eBook Kickstart Your RFP, written by library consultant Joe Matthews.

To make the transition from an integrated...

6 COSUGI Presentations You Won't Want to Miss

Blog| 5 March 2015

COSUGI is less than a month away. Have you registered yet?

COSUGI is the best way to learn what SirsiDynix is working on and network with other librarians. If you want BLUEcloud updates and fresh ideas for your library, you won’t want to...

Top 5 most unique libraries in the world

Blog| 26 February 2015

Libraries are some of the oldest institutions known to humankind. For thousands of years, people have been bolstering libraries as landmarks that tie many different people together under one common goal: the quest for knowledge.

Aside from...

Libraries Serve as a People's University

Blog| 19 February 2015
Embedding Your Public Library as a Community Anchor, Part 4

Libraries serve a number of demographics, from children and adults to...

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