Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ebrary offer for public libraries

Please see this message below about a special offering from ebrary to Califa public library members, and let me know if you'd like more information.


To help public libraries acquire e-books strategically, ebrary now offers a newPublic Library Pack: Career Development.  Hand selected by ebrary’s on-staff librarians, this collection ensures your library owns a perpetual archive to recent, relevant content for public library patrons.

Priced at just $2,250, including hosting fee, the new pack includes almost 50 titles on career planning, search, training, retraining, and development, as well as vocational guidance, resumes writing, and interview techniques. It also provides information on common career choices.

The vast majority of titles are published within the last 2 years.
Browse the entire collection here:

Highlights include:

·         Almanac of American Employers 2012 : Market Research, Statistics and Trends Pertaining to the Leading Corporate Employers in America, Plunkett Research, Ltd., 2011
·         Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, Volumes 1-5 (15th Edition), Facts on File, 2010
·         Top 100: The Fastest-Growing Careers for the 21st Century (5th Edition), Ferguson, 2011
·         Ultimate Job Search : The Definitive Guide to Networking, Interviews and Follow-up Strategies (3rd Edition), Kogan Page, 2012

OR… Subscribe to Public Library Complete thru July 312012 and receive 10% discount for CALIFA members!

Libraries that also subscribe to Public Library Complete ™ or participate in our patron driven access program can affordably offer an even wider selection of career development titles eliminate any hosting fees!  Public Library Complete is most cost effective way to provide multi-user access to a growing collection of more than 28,000 titles across all areas of interest for public libraries.  With patron driven acquisition, libraries can provide access to vast numbers of titles and only pay if titles are used.

For more information about ebrary’s new strategic approach to e-book acquisition please view this short introductory video

Friday, May 18, 2012

National Geographic trials now available

If you have been waiting to trial before deciding to purchase the National Geographic Archive, available from Gale, trials are now available.  If you'd like a trial, please let me know, and I will forward the request to Gale, who will contact you with login information.  

Also, please note that the deadline to get the special 25% discounted introductory pricing is June 15.  If you'd like a quote, let me know.  


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gaylord Bonus Days

Califa Members: Get Savings Beyond Your Regular Discount
During Gaylord’s June Bonus Days

Bonus Days are coming! Gaylord offers an ongoing discount for Califa members, and this June the savings can be even greater. For the entire month, a bonus discount will be added to the regular member discount on a wide variety of products from Gaylord.  

Regular member discount
·         20% off most traditional library supplies
·         15% off most furniture and archival products

Bonus deal for June
·         An additional 5% off your entire order
·         Plus free shipping on library or archival supply items totaling $150 or more (within the continental U.S.)
To take advantage of this offer, simply use Priority Code 37720 when ordering.

Make Gaylord your one-stop shop for library furniture, equipment, and supplies. We offer customers the benefit of choice in every category—the selection you want, and the brands you love!

To request a free catalog, place an order, or make inquiries, visit Gaylord’s website at, call toll-free 1-800-448-6160, email, or fax 1-800-272-3412.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

AWE Early Literacy Station Spring 2012 Order

Our twice-yearly order period for the AWE Early Literacy Stations is happening again, until June 27 this year.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with these products, they are computers with software programs designed for children, and twice a year we aggregate the orders of everyone, combining them so that everyone gets the best price regardless of whether they buy 1 unit or 20.  We are on the 13th order of these units - twice a year for over 6 years now - and we've only missed the 50+ price twice, so we generally reach that.

If you would like to see pricing, or get more info, check out and let me know if you have any questions.