Monday, September 30, 2013

It's time for AWE's Fall special group purchase volume discount!

We are happy to provide you with AWE's Fall special group purchase volume discount on their Early Literacy Station and the AfterSchool Edge.

The promotion runs from October 28 - December 6, 2013.

The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for early learners, ages 2-8. It is available in English and Bilingual Spanish. The AfterSchool Edge™ is designed for students 6-12 years old.

The educational programs, which are correlated to Common Core and state standards, span all seven curricular areas. The educational titles are pre-loaded on the computer as part of a complete solution that features engaging graphics, intuitive menus, usage tracking, and administrative functions. No Internet connection is required to use either of these products.

Pricing and details are available on our website

Monday, September 16, 2013

September Offers & Trials

We have a lot of great offers going on. We've got two new vendors; and Livemocha, plus discounts for new subscriptions for collectionHQ and Skillsoft. There is also our Internet Librarian discount. They all have deadlines, so don't delay. Contact Tanya for pricing or trial or further information today!

collectionHQ is offering Califa members a $1,000 dollar implementation fee on a 3 year subscription. This is a substantial savings. To find out more about this offer or receive a free collectionHQ demonstration, please contact Renee Chastain. Offer ends December 31, 2013.

You are also invited to attend a Webinar on October 9th at 9 am Pacific. Please contact Tanya for Webinar details.

If you are planning on attending Internet Librarian this year, Califa members get a discount on registration. Internet Librarian is October 28 - 30, in Monterey California. For the discount, enter 13CAL in the priority code box.  Prices go up on September 27.


We are working with to provide a group discount for's Lynda Pro Solutions. This is for staff use only, and we are offering a trial from Oct 7 - Oct 28. This offer ends November 15, 2013.

Califa is now offering Livemocha an online language learning solution that fuses traditional methods with practice with native speakers. Now a Rosetta Stone product, Livemocha offers coursework, instruction, and practice with 16 million members from 190 countries. Group discount pricing is available until November 15, 2013.


Skillsoft Books24x7 New members get 4,000 videos from industry experts- NO CHARGE- when bundled with ITPro or OfficeEssentials. Promotion ends December 31 2013.

Skillsoft Books 24x7 is a reference database for public and academic libraries featuring 32,000 eBooks, streaming videos, and case studies covering business, IT, engineering and wellness topics.

See how Books24x7 can help make your patrons more productive with key publisher content, and "how to" videos from industry experts. Set up a trial today.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

4th Quarter Exclusive Califa Offer – collectionHQ

Subscribe to 3 years of collectionHQ; spend only $1,000 on implementation.

This is for new subscriptions and is valid until December 31, 2013.

To find out more about this offer or receive a free collectionHQ demonstration, please contact Renee Chastain: at 713 598.7628 or


  • Is now used in more than 280 North American Public Libraries, from single to multi branch systems
  • Helps libraries make more informed purchasing decisions – saving money and saving time
  •  Maximizes the existing collection and reduces waste
  • Streamlines tasks for staff
  • Uncover local, regional and nation trends – helping libraries keep up with patron demand
  • Provides a side-by-side comparison of eBooks versus print books

Mary Cohen, Technical Services Dept. Head from Palos Verdes Library District, one of our member libraries, says "Collection HQ has been a fantastic product for our library district.  Since we started using it in 2011, we have been able to responsibly remove tens of thousands of worn and dead items from our collection and refresh high circulating copies with other, underused copies in the system without spending more money.  Additionally, collection HQ's other collection development tools have helped staff make smarter decisions when making new purchases for the collection."