June 20, 2017

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Are you going to the ALA Annual Conference this week? Consider adding the Cloud Library IdeaExchange session to your schedule! It will be tons of fun and I’ll be briefly speaking about our group and how we use the Cloud Library. This is also a chance for you to get to talk to some terrific Cloud Library team members. Join us on Saturday, June 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Due to ALA – items in your Cloud Library shopping cart will be purchased on Thursday, June 22, rather than Friday. Please be sure all items are finalized in your cart by Thursday at noon.

Deadline approaching! Gale Cengage Learning is once again offering discounted database package options to libraries in IHLS. Libraries that would like to renew or change their current subscription should click on the link below to fill out the form. Libraries interested in purchasing Gale databases for the first time can start a trial and order via the following link as well. The deadline to order or renew a Gale database package is Monday, June 26, 2017.     

Don’t forget to return your Zinio renewal agreement public libraries! A big THANK YOU to the libraries in our Public Library group that will be adding magazines to our shared collection in FY18. It’s looking like our total number of magazine subscriptions will now be closer to 75 (rather than 60). Allerton, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights and Mt. Zion public libraries are the purchasers you’ll want to thank and I’ll have the new subscription list out to all of you in July.

The launch of the new RBdigital app is scheduled for June 27, 2017. This app will replace the Zinio for Libraries and OneClickDigital apps. Current users will automatically be prompted to update. I’ll be updating any marketing materials available on the SHARE website, but you might also want to check out all of the awesome stuff provided by Recorded Books, here:

A New Look:
Starting in July, this newsletter will take on a new look. The SHARE eResources Newsletter will be morphing into the IHLS eResources Newsletter! With the exception of the Cloud Library, our eResource group purchases are open to IHLS members whether or not they particpate in SHARE. Vendor discounts typically are too. All of the information that you usually see here will still be included, but we’ll start sending it out via the IHLS-Announce list and we’ll give the appearance a little update.

Important Dates:

SHARE Circulation Forum – Tuesday, June 27 via Zoom