Thursday, June 11, 2009

Internet Librarian Discounts Available

We are again offering the Califa rate for our members to attend the Internet Librarian conference this fall. To register, please fill out the form on our website here: and return it to us via mail or fax (the address and fax number is on the registration form) by September 18.

The discounted price is $279 for the three day conference, and checks should be made payable to Information Today.

Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like more information.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

An update from Serials Solutions

Here is a special from Serials Solutions that you may be interested in. Let us know if you have any questions, or would like a quote.

Serials Solutions makes available “Midyear Super Savings” offer for new subscriptions

Serials Solutions is offering a “Midyear Super Savings” program available for a limited time to help you enhance the value and impact of your library. If there is any Serials Solutions 360, Ulrich’s, or WebFeat service you have been wanting, you can realize tremendous savings by taking advantage of our “Midyear Super Savings” program. Find out how much your library can save with a new subscription before June 30, 2009.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Califa Vendor: Custom Guide

We are happy to announce that we will be coordinating an aggregated order with Custom Guide, providing customizable computer software trainings to libraries and organizations. While the size of the discount depends on how many libraries are interested in participating in the group buy, it could be substantial.

Below is product information taken from their website ( They will be offering a webinar for Califa members on June 16 at 10am. To RSVP for the webinar, please email and include the following information:

Your Name:
Your Library Name:
Your Email Address:

Also email us for pricing and quotes. We are planning for the bulk order to go in for either an August 1 or September 1 start date, depending on what the participating members require.

Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like more information and a quote. If you do wind up contacting Custom Guide directly to see sample materials, please make sure you speak to our sales rep (I will paste her information below), as the other reps there will not know what Califa is, what the order is about, etc., and won’t give you the correct pricing information.

Again, below is product information for review.

Our Sales Rep for Custom Guide:

Lisa Stelzner
Training Solutions Specialist
Phone: (888) 903-2432 ext 7005

Customizable Computer Training

Your training needs are unique. CustomGuide provides customizable computer training products that are engaging, effective, and affordable. Our training solutions include:

Customizable Online Learning

• Create custom courses using only the topics you want.
• Add your own lessons and content.
• Get real‐world practice with interactive software simulations.

Customizable Assessments
• Create custom assessments for topics you specify.
• Identify user skills and deficiencies with engaging, interactive software simulations.
• Provide remedial training for missed questions.

Customizable Courseware
• Create customized training manuals that include only the topics you want.
• Unlimited printing rights; print on‐demand with no per copy fees.
• Printable Instructor Guides eliminate prep time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

An update from Facts on File...