NEWSLETTER - Fall 2016
Become a Passport Acceptance Facility
Interested in generating additional revenue, increasing community visibility, expanding your services and driving additional foot traffic through your doors? Consider applying to become a Passport Acceptance Facility. In 2015, more than 16 million passports were issued – 7.9 million of these applications were accepted by a network of 7,300 acceptance facilities. The State Department is projecting the demand for passports to rise to 20 million issuances annually over the next two years.
Public libraries have the opportunity to grow their services by providing a convenient way for patrons living and working in their area to submit their applications.
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Spotlight: GabbieTake your patron care to the next level with “Gabbie,” Apollo’s two-way texting feature. Patrons will receive text notifications from a custom SMS/cell number, solely for your library. You’ll have a communications console to conduct conversations that links directly to patrons’ accounts – no additional equipment needed. "Gabbie" can also be used for an “Ask a Librarian” type feature on your website or within emails.
Contact us for more information!
Lake Travis Bookmobile!
Lake Travis Community Library in Central Texas held the grand opening of their new bookmobile in August. Pictured above is Lake Travis Community Library Director, Morgan McMillian and Bookmobile pilot, Karen Ballinger, alongside Clark Charbonnet with Biblionix and Eric Lashley, Director of Georgetown Public Library.
Value of Databases/e-Resources
As librarians, you know the value of the Deep Web and the premium resources that most of you offer to patrons. We thought you might enjoy how this graphic depicts the situation. (The original source is unclear, but thanks to the Anacortes Public Library in Washington for bringing it to our attention.)
At the recent Iowa Library Association conference, Clark Charbonnet of Biblionix and Misty Gray of the State Library of Iowa share a laugh.
Come See Us!
Mississippi Library Association Conference
October 18-21, 2016
Nebraska Library Association Conference
October 19-21, 2016
Association of Rural and Small Libraries Association Conference
Fargo, North Dakota
October 27-29, 2016
California Library Association
November 3-4, 2016
Calling all Small Libraries!
Do you serve a community with fewer than 25,000 people and are looking for new ways to transform your library space? Click here to learn more about applying for the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, offered by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Upcoming Training Date
October 27, 2016
November 17, 2016
December 14, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!