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Kenosha Public Library– A Power of Libraries Story
Blog | 21 June 2018
Between Chicago and Milwaukee sits a town named Kenosha, Wisconsin. After an incident in the town left relations between police officers and citizens a bit rocky, youth violence began to spread throughout the local parks. It came to a point where neighborhoods were no longer able to use their...

Why We Decided BLUEcloud Acquisitions Should Be 100% Cloud-Based

Blog| 21 April 2015

Every industry blog and conference speaker has said it: the library industry is changing.

Content is becoming increasingly digital, and people are consuming it through various types of devices, including mobile. As a result, more vendors...

Executive Chat: Community Funded Services

Webinar Recording | 20 April 2015

The Deeper Reason That a Google Search Can't Compete with a Library

Blog| 17 April 2015

Google is in the news yet again. After several years of trying to reach a settlement, Google is facing formal charges from the European Union. The allegations? That Google is misusing its power by...

Beyond the Hunger Games: 4 Ways to Expand Your YA Collection

Blog| 16 April 2015

Welcome to Thursday of National Library Week, which is also Celebrate Teen Literature Day. As the ALA states on the National Library Week page, “young adult...

Celebrating National Bookmobile Day

Blog| 15 April 2015

As part of National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day recognizes bookmobiles across the United States, as well as the library staff who make them so successful....

Marketing Your Library: Where to Begin?

Blog| 14 April 2015

A good marketing strategy is a vital component of any organization—even your library.

In fact, you may be marketing your library without even knowing it. Have you ever showcased new programs on flyers or posters? Does...

For National Library Week, Celebrate All Your Roles

Blog| 13 April 2015

In the United States, National Library Week spans from April 12 to April 18. This week is a time to promote library use and to honor the library staff who connect their patrons with information.

This week, let people know that library...

Ready for the Next Step? 5 Resources for Evaluating LSP Vendors

Blog| 9 April 2015

Buying a new LSP for your library is hard work. Vendors vie for your attention, every staff member wants different things, and you want to spend city or university funds in the right place. How can you make sure the next step you take is the...

Obama library bid revealing significant rifts in fundraising

Blog| 7 April 2015

It's not an election year, but it seems that for several states, fundraising is in the headlines—both for candidates and libraries. Every president seeks to leave a lasting impression that reveals their legacy long after their tenure in office is...

COSUGI 2015: The Highlights

Blog| 2 April 2015

From March 30 to April 1, hundreds of SirsiDynix customers came together in Portland to share advice, make friends, and get the latest news on BLUEcloud products. Here are some of the highlights of the trip.