October 15, 2015

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It’s almost renewal time for eRead Illinois participants! This year, in an effort to simplify 3M Cloud Library billing for IHLS and also for our member libraries, we’re going to move the annual agreement you sign to the system’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), rather than the calendar year. To achieve that goal, we’ll be renewing your agreement for only 6 months in January and then renewing again for a full year on July 1. We promise the process will be easy and you’ll only have to fill out the renewal form once with your current IPLAR data. Questions or comments? Contact Lesley and she’ll be happy to answer them!

Big 3M News: You may have heard last week that 3M sold its library services division to Bibliotheca (http://goo.gl/HJoSz7). Reps from 3M called us personally to give us the news and to assure us that this is a very good thing! Bibliotheca is a company dedicated to library services, which means they will invest even more time and money in the 3M Cloud Library eBook platform. Stay tuned for more updates.

Did you know that RBdigital offers free downloadable marketing materials on their website? You’ll find everything from promotional bookmarks and fliers – to logos that you can use on your own creations. Grow your Zinio circulation by promoting it to your patrons in a myriad of ways!

The Library State of Mind Conference in Peoria is only one week away! Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to connect with colleagues from all types of libraries in one place. Can’t make it for the whole conference? Register for one day only and gain valuable professional development and networking time. Looking to learn more about eResources? The panels listed below might be just the thing!

  • Trivia Kraken-Everything You Wanted to Know About eRead Illinois and Wanted a Prize for AskingFriday, October 23 @ 2:45 – 3:45 pm
    You’ll have tons of fun at this unique and interactive presentation. Plus you’ll have the chance to learn more about eRead Illinois and just how much it’s grown!
  • Navigating eResources in Your LibrarySaturday, October 24 @ 1:45 – 2:45 pm
    Join the conversation! We’ll discuss marketing strategies, patron instruction, and the basics of eLending. You’ll learn tips and tricks and have the opportunity to ask questions of our fabulous panel.

Lesley Zavediuk, SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Specialist
Chris Dawdy, SHARE Director