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NEWSLETTER - Fall 2017

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project

Librarians in Illinois are leveraging their joint influence to help reshape the world of e-books and showcase their ability to connect people to books. With the goal of lifting a self-published author to success, the “Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project” finds, launches, and promotes local authors with the power of public libraries. The program is setup so that you can easily do the same in your library, city, county, consortium or state.
NYU professor, David Vinjamuri, spoke during the PR forum at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference.  His session titled, “The $84 Question – Libraries in the E-book Era”, posed the question of why publishers are charging libraries $84 for e-books that patrons can purchase for $8.99 through Amazon. This discrepancy reveals the disconnect publishers have between librarians and their influence on patron behavior. Publishers seem to undervalue the power librarians have to drive book sales and help patrons discover new authors.

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Library Grand Openings! 
Universal City Public Library held the Grand Opening of their new library in January 2017. Pictured above is Director, Susan Ennis, cutting the ribbon. 

The Grand Opening for Edgewood Community Library’s new building was held in June 2017. Sandy, Library Advisory Board Secretary; Barbara, Assistant Librarian; and Raymolee, Library Volunteer are pictured above at the circulation desk. See photos of their beautiful new space! 

Do you have a ribbon cutting, grand opening or gathering coming up? Be sure to send us a photo so we can help you celebrate in an upcoming newsletter. 


Anderson County Library celebrated their go-live day by dressing in Grecian attire for “Apollo Day.” Pictured above is Alison Morgan, Assistant Director; Sherry Noon, Youth and Family Services Manager; Gigi Moffett, Customer Support Associate; and Pamela Marks, Library Director.

Come See Us!

Nebraska Library Association Conference
Kearney, Nebraska
October 11-13, 2017

Mississippi Library Association Conference
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
October 18-20, 2017

Iowa Library Association Conference
Coralville, Iowa
October 18-20, 2017

Case Study
The Mason County Public Library went live with Apollo in July 2016.  Click here to read about their experience and how Apollo compares to their former ILS system.

Upcoming Training Date

October 17, 2017
1:00pm Circulation
2:30pm Materials
November 14, 2017
10:00am Circulation
11:30am Materials

December 19, 2017
1:00pm Circulation
2:30pm Materials

All times are Central Time.  
Sessions last 45-60 minutes depending on questions and the number of participants.
To reserve your place, please 
send your request to

Exciting Things Happening at Your Library?
Do you have a new program or service you'd like to share with the Biblionix family?  Email us a photo and description! 

Welcome New Libraries  

Anderson Public Library, KY
Arnolds Park Public Library, IA
Blaisdell Memorial Library, NH
Brandon Township Public Library, MI
Cache County Library, UT
Canyonville Community Library, OR
Carnegie Public Library, MS
Clark County Library, AR
F.B. Waggoner Community Library, IA
Highwood Public Library, IL
Jeff Davis County Library, TX
J.R. Palmer Family Memorial Library, MO
Laurel-Jones County Library, MS
  Marfa Public Library, TX
Mary Riley Styles Public Library, VA
Millington Arbela District Library, MI
Morristown-Hamblen Public Library, TN
Mountainside Public Library, NJ
Myrtle Creek Library, OR
Ossian Public Library, IA
Reed City Area District Library, MI
Riddle City Library, OR
Rochelle Park Library, NJ
S.M. Dunlap Library, TX
Unity Free Public Library, NH
Yoncalla Public Library, OR
Did You Know?
Have you tried Apollo’s “ILL Processing”? For those outside of Texas and Michigan, it elegantly merges incoming ILL items into your normal reserve process.

Here's how: when you receive an ILL for a patron, go to Reference/ILL Processing to enter the item.  Then scan the barcode into Check-in. Just like with your in-house reserves, this will automatically generate a wrapper and notify the patron.  When the patron picks up the item, you’ll check it out like any other reserve. Once checked back in, Apollo will alert you that the item is an ILL. You can see the status and statistics of any ILL in Reports, using the “On-the-Fly Checkouts” report. A key advantage is that you’ll use the barcode number from the originating library instead of creating a temporary one. But the primary advantage is you don't need another process!

Those in Texas and Michigan have an NCIP-based state ILL system that performs these same functions. 
Questions? Call us at 877-800-5625 ext. 1

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