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Informed Librarian Online

WiLS is excited to announce a new partnership with The Informed Librarian Online! The Informed Librarian Online is a current awareness service that keeps you up-to-date with your professional reading and librarianship. Free access to 17 full-text Emerald Publishing library journals, with all backfiles included, as well as ILOSearch, a fully searchable index to library periodicals with 300,000 searchable articles. Each month, ILO brings you the most current content from over 290 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, with free full-text premium content from major publishers and specially written content found only in ILO. ILO is an easy, timesaving way to stay informed and abreast of all library trends and WiLS cooperative purchasing members can receive up to 45% off discounted pricing!

If you are interested in subscribing or would like to trial Informed Librarian Online for free, contact Andrea Coffin at for more information.

Ask Community Businesses to Support Library Funding Through CCLI

The Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI) is an organization of businesses of all kinds united by the common belief that America’s libraries are business-building, job-creating, workforce-preparing engines of the U.S. economy in every corner of the country. CCLI will work to maximize federal funding for the nation’s libraries by educating Congress and other federal policymakers about the extraordinary value to businesses and taxpayers of federal investment in America’s libraries of all kinds. Read more

Think Smarter, Be Happier: BrainHQ Webinar Tuesday, May 23rd

WiLS Members: Turn Your Library into the Gym for Brain Training with BrainHQ™

Help patrons fight the signs of aging! Learn how offering online brain training from BrainHQ™ at your library can help patrons think faster, focus better and remember more, while enhancing your adult programming!

Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 23rd from 1:00-2:00pm CST

To register, please use the link below.

Academic Product Spotlight – Business Expert Press and Momentum Press

Each month, WiLS highlights a product to raise awareness of our many group and consortium purchase offerings. We’ll tell you about the offer, about the product and even provide some information that you can drop right into your own newsletters, blogs or websites. This month, we’ll be talking about Business Expert Press and Momentum Press.

WiLS has a great deal on eBook collections from Business Expert Press and Momentum Press. Depending on the library size, your discount could be as much as 50% off of list price!

Business Expert Press and Momentum Press publish applied, concise ebooks appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level business, science and engineering students as well as professionals in the field. BEP/MP’s ebooks are licensed under library-friendly policies including unlimited simultaneous use, no DRM, downloadable book-level PDFs, and no annual access fees.

Digital library collections of these ebooks are available for one time purchase with FTE-based discounts. There is a new subscription model for 2017 where libraries pay an annual fee for access to all titles in the digital library collections. If and when the library decides to cancel, they may choose one digital library collection for perpetual access.

All collections under these two imprints always feature:

  • Unlimited simultaneous use
  • Download PDFs to personal devices
  • Upload PDFs to learning management systems
  • Automatic citations, with copy/paste functions
  • Free MARC records, including OCLC numbers
  • DOIs, abstracts, and keywords for every book
  • Governed by SERU—no license required
  • Archived on CLOCKSS

For pricing, trials or any other information on this group, contact Jeff Brunner (

New Vendor Partner: IBISWorld

WiLS is excited to announce a new partnership with business and industry information vendor, IBISWorld!
IBISWorld is offering discounted access to their Procurement Research Reports, which focuses on 1,000+ Business-to-Business Products & Services.

Although this solution is used worldwide by large private and public organizations, it has utility at the university level for students in various Business School Programs (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, etc.). By incorporating Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis throughout each report, their stoplight system quickly gives students the ability to discover where they will have strengths and weaknesses, as well as what they can do to mitigate risks. They can quickly find who the Top Suppliers are (including profit margin, financial risk and market share), analyze the Pricing Environment, and learn key Negotiation Questions designed to help reduce/avoid costs and mitigate risk.

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2017-2019 State Budget Update and Action

There was an amazing turnout of librarians, trustees and citizen library supporters to provide testimony at six public hearings before the powerful Joint Committee on Finance in April!

The committee of 16 legislators includes 8 each from the senate and assembly (12 from the majority party and 4 from the minority party). Other legislators communicate their priorities to their JFC member “budget buddies.” Read more

Call your Senators to Support Federal Library Funding

The Fight for Libraries! has moved to the United States Senate. On April 26th, two “Dear Appropriator” letters began circulating in the Senate, one seeking $186.6 million for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the other $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Libraries (IAL) program for FY 2018. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are again championing funds for LSTA, while Senators Reed, Grassley (R-IA) and Stabenow (D-MI) are leading the fight for IAL. Read more

Mango Languages Trial

Language learning vendor, Mango Languages is offering a free trial to WiLS members for the months of April and May.

Mango Languages creates unforgettable language-learning experiences with over 70 world languages, 22 specialized English courses, 22 foreign films and 31 speciality courses, i.e., Medical Spanish, Business Mandarin and many more to choose from.

Each chapter is accessible online and through free mobile apps and designed with Mango’s unique fresh, intuitive, and flat-out fun methodology to keep learners engaged in our learning system.

Mango Languages is offering all members a free, all-access trial during the month of April and May! Additionally, a 35% discount is in effect for all new Mango subscribers (discount valid through June 30th).

For questions about setting up a personalized demo or pricing contact your WiLS rep today! Read more

Pre-ALA Discounts for WiLS members on lyndaLibrary

lyndaLibrary is offering a 10% discount for new subscribers only until June 30, 2017!  Please use our price quote request form to request pricing.

Additional information about lyndaLibrary including courses and list pricing is available here