Monday, April 20, 2015

Marketing Your Database

Vendors want you to spread the word about their databases and many of them provide all kinds of promotional items to help you do just that. Gale has a program called Gale ProMo, which provides libraries with free custom promotional materials such as bookmarks, posters, and tent cards.
You can access these materials by signing in, where you're given the option to choose standard (I'll Take It) items, or custom-made (I'll Tweak It) materials with your library name, logo, quick response codes, website, contact information, and more. Promotional materials for specific products or general promotional items are available. Choose your quantity, place your order, and it will arrive in about a week.
To sign in, you must type in your Username and Password.
Your username is: gale + your account number (ex.: gale123456)
Your password is: only your account number (ex.: 123456)

These materials are available for the majority of their databases, material for the newer databases are still being worked on.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Total Boox Launches Free Reading Campaign

In honor of National Library Week, Total Boox is making its entire collection of ebooks available for free reading through the end of April, 2015. Anyone with an Android, IOS, and Kindle Fire tablet or an Android phone can read over 35,000 quality titles for free at

Librarians are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity and encourage their patrons to explore the plethora of ebooks that Total Boox offers—from romance, mystery, and literary fiction to self-help, travel, and cooking—at no cost to the patron or the library.

“We had phenomenal success when we first introduced our “free reading” campaign in honor of the National Library Week in April 2014,” said Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total Boox. “The mission this year is the same: to celebrate libraries by inviting people to read, with no limitations.”

Total Boox provides instant access to an array of fiction and nonfiction titles bearing imprints of the world’s top publishers, including the Workman group, O’Reilly, FW Media, Sourcebooks, Other Press, Berlitz, New World Library, Red Wheel Weiser, Berrett-Koehler, Open-Road, and many more.

For instructions on how to register and download ebooks for free, go to

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

enki Training at Folsom Public Library

Please join us for an overview and introductory training on enki eBooks on 
Tuesday, May 12th  at 10 AM - 12 Noon at the Folsom Public Library.  

RSVPs are required.  Limit 35.

Each two-hour course will cover:
  • What is enki? How was it developed and where is it now? 
  • enki resources such as support, marketing and the collection 
  • How to access enki to check out, download and return titles 
  • Statistics and reports 

Each training will include hands-on time, so please bring a personal device such as a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Please also bring a working library card and PIN number for a participating enki library. 

You will also need Adobe Digital Editions.

Training sessions will be taught by Amanda Jacobs Foust of enki Collection Development Coordinator for Califa.