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Jobs in Information Technology: February 26, 2020

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-26 17:04

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Lexington Public Library Earns Five-Star Rating

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). The Library Corporation applauds The Lexington Public Library, for being recognized by the Library Journal as a 2019 Five-Star Library. This is the library's first time receiving such a distinction.
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SirsiDynix awarded a place on new ESPO Framework

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). SirsiDynix announced that it has been awarded a place as a supplier on the new ESPO Library Solutions and Systems framework (350-19). This framework offers a quick, simple and competitive route to procure library management systems, RFID solutions, and self-service technology for libraries across the UK, including integration, training and associated support services.
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Announcement regarding the departure of Gwen Evans

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). OhioLINK announces the departure of Executive Director Gwen Evans. Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski has been named Interim Executive Director, effective February 28, 2020.
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OCLC, PLA report offers strategies for public libraries to respond to the opioid crisis

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). OCLC and the Public Library Association (PLA) today issued Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis, a report that offers tested strategies to consider as libraries determine local responses to the nationwide public health emergency.
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Follett introduces key enhancements with Destiny 17.5 Release

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:07
(February 26, 2020). Follett has released Destiny 17.5, a new version of the solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny. Used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools, Destiny is Follett's market-leading platform for library management, digital content, and resource management.
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Deadline Extended to March 15 – Submit a Proposal to Teach for LITA

LITA Blog - Wed, 2020-02-26 15:58

The deadline to submit LITA education proposals has been extended to March 15th. We’re seeking instructors passionate about library technology topics to share their expertise and teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for LITA this year.

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. Check out our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. Be part of another slate of compelling and useful online education programs this year!

Submit your LITA education proposal today!

For questions or comments related to teaching for LITA, contact us at lita@ala.org or (312) 280-4268.

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National Library of Israel goes live with Ex Libris Alma platform to power the library's far-reaching initiatives today and into the future

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07
(February 26, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the National Library of Israel has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, which will now be handling the management of the library's sizeable, and growing, collections; promoting collaboration with local and international institutions; and supporting the library's move to its remarkable new home.The National Library of Israel holds the largest collection of knowledge and unique materials focused on Jewish civilization and the history and culture of Israel, in addition to vast collections on Islam and the Middle East. Perhaps more than any other institution in the Jewish world, the library encompasses a wealth of research on the Jewish experience over the last three millennia. Expanding the library's collaboration with local and international libraries and heritage institutions and exposing its collections to new audiences around the globe are key elements of the library's mission.
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Gale launches new online learning platform for public libraries

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07
(February 26, 2020). Gale, a Cengage company, announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business – that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across more than 75 categories. Now libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills they need to compete in today's economy.
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Mercy House : a novel /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780062989123
    Author: Dillon, Alena,


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Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780525542551
    Author: Hood, Joshua.


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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill family and defiance during the

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780385348720
    Author: Larson, Erik, 1954-


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The Warsaw protocol /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9781250140319
    Author: Berry, Steve, 1955-


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Mastering diabetes : the revolutionary method to reverse insulin resistance perm

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780593189993
    Author: Khambatta, Cyrus,


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Blindside /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780316420334
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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The big lie /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-02-26 10:07

    ISBN: 9780062915047
    Author: Grippando, James, 1958-


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Continued growth of Shared Print: USMAI Libraries join the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-25 16:02
(February 25, 2020). The Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) is pleased to announce that twelve libraries within the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium are joining the EAST shared print program. These libraries will join the Loyola - Notre Dame Library, a fellow USMAI member, which has been an EAST member since early 2017.
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roQuest Rialto Marketplace debuts in three libraries, addressing the pain of selection and acquisition

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-25 16:02
(February 25, 2020). Three university libraries – the University of Edinburgh, the University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University – have gone live with ProQuest Rialto, and librarians are already seeing positive results.
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Millions of previously awarded grants now searchable in the Ex Libris Pivot research funding database

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-25 16:02
(February 25, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce enhancements to the Ex Libris Pivot research funding database, a comprehensive resource for global funding opportunities sources. The new Awarded Grants feature in Pivot enables researchers and research offices to gain valuable insights by searching millions of previously awarded grants from dozens of leading international funders. Pivot curates and normalizes the awarded grants data that is presented, and further matches grants to scholars' profiles and current funding opportunities. Researchers and research offices can leverage advanced search features to easily navigate across the awarded-grant information and zoom in on the most relevant awards to their interests and areas of specialization.
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OverDrive unveils Vision 2030 Blueprint for the Next Decade

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2020-02-25 16:02
(February 25, 2020). As the nation's public librarians gather for the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference in Nashville, OverDrive announced its “Vision 2030.” This multi-year initiative will build on the success librarians are experiencing using digital books and mobile apps to reach and provide access to all parts of the community including underserved segments to help bridge the digital divide. In the OverDrive Booth #823 at the PLA Conference, OverDrive will provide detail on Vision 2030 and the key components designed to target 100 million new readers. In addition, public librarians will present how their libraries are currently using digital books and OverDrive technologies to achieve these goals.
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