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2017 Power of Libraries Awards Announcement
Blog | 7 September 2017
Libraries inspire us all. They are sources of knowledge and help. Every day they help change lives. SD believes in the power of libraries and we want to recognize you for the work you do every day.Is your library doing something inspiring? Are you having success with a program in your library? Is...

Building Templates in BLUEcloud Cataloging

Webinar Recording | 15 June 2015

Need to finish your work faster? Want to learn how BLUEcloud Cataloging templates can help?

Then join us for a free 15-minute training webinar with SirsiDynix trainer Becky Muller!


5 Strategies for Running Your Library Like a Startup

Blog| 10 June 2015

As the world of information changes, libraries will need to try new things to keep up with their users’ demands. But trying new things is risky. How can you innovate without wasting precious funding?

You’re not alone in this struggle....

How Secure Is Your System?

Webinar Recording | 9 June 2015

You know security is important. That's why you've take important steps to secure your own library system. But with today's security landscape constantly evolving, what risks do you need to be aware of and how can you avoid them?

Join IT...

Session #4: Booklists and Bibliographies

Webinar Recording | 5 June 2015

Watch this free, 15-minute webinar with Horizon guide Ken Bonney and discover how you can become a Certified Horizon Explorer!

"Booklists and Bibliographies Made Easy in Horizon" shows you the techniques you need to create booklists and...

How to Run Your Library Like a Startup

Webinar Recording | 3 June 2015

Is your library struggling to keep up with the changes around it? Find out how changing your mindset can help you adapt.


New Yorkers protest over deep budget cuts to NYPL

Blog| 26 May 2015

On May 15, concerned citizens of New York rallied at City Hall. New York is no stranger to protests, but this one was unique as it centered around the New York Public Library system. While public library funding has been dwindling steadily over...

Session #3: Horizon Launcher: Move Your Workflow to Higher Ground

Webinar Recording | 20 May 2015

Watch this free, 25-minute webinar with Horizon guide Ken Bonney and discover how you can become a Certified Horizon Explorer!

"Horizon Launcher: Move Your Workflow to Higher Ground" brings a number of features to your staff's attention so...

How to Accept Sponsorships without Endorsing a Product

Blog| 20 May 2015

The information in this blog post has been adapted from Ed Rossman's webinar How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library.


Linked data makes libraries more distinctive

Blog| 13 May 2015

There is a groundswell in the library sector as of late, and technology is at the center of these expected changes. Libraries have a responsibility to remain relevant to their patrons, and since the movement toward linked data is already...

How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library

Webinar Recording | 7 May 2015

If your library’s budget is cut, you may face shortened hours, fewer children’s programs, outdated equipment, or long holds lists. But there may be another option. Join adult services librarian Ed Rossman to learn alternative ways to generate...