San Antonio Public Library shares the Connect at Central experience

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Recently, San Antonio Public Library premiered Connect at Central, a brand new 12,800 square foot space at their Central Branch devoted exclusively to bringing the digital media experience into the physical library. In addition to two OverDrive Media Stations (OMS) for users to discover, sample and send to their devices the titles in San Antonio… Read more »

Top Five Titles That Take You to Alaska

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An Armchair Traveler Adventure   The summer season invites us all to be outdoors. Whether the beach is your ideal destination or the shady avenues of a metropolis, summer beckons and whispers its sweet notes of nature. My perfect summer day includes a view of the mountains, a tent for two and enough trail mix… Read more »

North East Independent School District: Using Browser-based reading to increase usage

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North East ISD (San Antonio, Texas) was recently looking for a way to garner more attention and increase the circulation of the district’s digital library. While they have always had decent usage of their eBook collection, Faye Hagerty, NEISD’s head librarian, wanted greater results.   She decided to work from the top of the district… Read more »

Top Five Math Fiction Titles For Girls

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Math has a reputation for being closed minded. It’s true that math is not open to multiple perspectives or interpretation, such as English or history, but it does involve studying relationships, scrutinizing symbols and shapes, and, of course, solving problems. These are three areas in which girls can excel!   Educational studies report a gender… Read more »

Librarians Share: How Fort Smith School District is Achieving Early Success

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Fort Smith School District (AR) launched their digital collection a few short months ago and they are already seeing widespread adaptation from their student body. This great success comes from early marketing and keeping their students, staff and parents up to date, educated and excited about their services. Library Media Specialist Rebecca Howe agreed to… Read more »

Metropolitan Library System Reaches New Users with TV Ads

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“Fast, hip and memorable.” This was the motto Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System adopted when rethinking its marketing strategy late last year. The MLS staff knew there was an untapped market of young people with eReaders, tablets and smartphones in the area who were not taking advantage of the library’s digital collection. But how could they grab… Read more »