Wednesday, April 21, 2010

AWE Early Literacy Station Order Time

It's time for the Spring AWE Early Literacy Stations aggregated order. Twice a year we work to aggregate the orders of all Califa members, so that everyone can get the least expensive price, whether you purchase 1 unit or 30. The total units are added up, and whatever threshold we're at for the entire group will be the price per unit that you'll pay. Check out the flyer with the pricing here, and let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bookbrowse and Boopsie

First, Bookbrowse is offering free May and June access for any members who subscribe for July 1. There is no deadline, but the earlier you commit, the more free time you'll get. There are informational webinars coming up on April 13 and April 21. Check out their website for more details, and registration information.

Second, Boopsie, the company that makes mobile apps for libraries, has already set up a few of our members. They will be presenting a 90 minute webinar on April 22 at 11:30am that both covers information about the product, and will also feature current Califa customers sharing their own experiences setting up the Boopsie application. Henry Bankhead of Los Gatos Public and Lare Mischo of Seattle Public will both be available, and will be presenting their own library apps, and giving helpful hints and tips for those considering the Boopsie product. Email me back to register, and include your name, library name and email address.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

BYKI and ePrep trials

Just a reminder that until April 20, you all have free access to two new products from Recorded Books - BYKI Online Language Learning and ePrep video test preparation. To check out these resources, go to, then Members and then Internal Documents. The login information is behind a login page. If you don't know your Califa website login and password, email me and I'll send it to you.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Congrats to Seton Medical Center

Congrats to the Seton Medical Center, and our own Board member Geri Bodeker for placing third in the 2009 Medical Libraries Association Creative Promotions Award contest. The winning libraries were inspired by the 2009 theme, "Fishing for Quality Health Information: Ask Your Medical Librarian". Read about Seton's winning entry here.