WiLS is excited to announce a new opportunity for our members! We know that with ever-tightening budgets it can be difficult to attend all of the great conferences available every year. That’s why we’d like to help one lucky Interlibrary Loan staffer attend the 2016 Midwest Interlibrary Loan Conference. All we ask in return is that you share what you’ve learned with the rest of us!
- One complimentary conference registration.
- One complimentary night in the conference hotel block.
- Up to $60.oo in food and travel expenses.
- We’ll be asking our Ambassador to present a webinar for all WiLS members. This session would run about 30 minutes and would be an opportunity to talk about what you learned at the event. WiLS will provide the platform, support and promotion for the webinar.
- The webinar will be recorded so that members can view it later.
- Applicants should work directly in an Interlibrary Loan or Resource Sharing capacity at one of our member libraries.
- Be willing to share what you learned in a live webinar.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Brunner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Long-time WiLS partner, Gale, is extending two great sales to WiLS Special Library members this Spring!
With sale pricing on Gale Virtual Reference Library books and a great build-your-own-bundle offer on Gale Databases, it’s a fantastic time to look into expanding your offerings! Read more
WiLS vendor-partner, Docuseek2 will be hosting a series of information webinars which will be all about content! We hope that you will be able to join this presentation, covering the renowned documentary distributors and producers whose content they feature including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, and as of recently, The National Film Board of Canada. They’ll highlight some bestsellers, new releases, and classics available from these vendors and others.
You’ll also get to know the variety of subject areas they have particular depth in, from Anthropology to Sustainability, from Architecture to Healthcare, and everything in between. This presentation will be especially useful to subject specialists and library liaisons for creating subject guides, and for communicating with faculty that the films they use in their courses year after year are now available for streaming online. Faculty members themselves should feel encouraged to attend! They’ll also be giving you an exclusive sneak peek at over 20 new titles that are coming soon to Docuseek2. Be the first to find out what they are!
Webinar Dates and Times (click on a meeting below for details)
February 29th, 10:00 AM
Februrary 29th, 1:00 PM
March 1st, 11:00 AM
March 1st, 2:00 PM
Long-time WiLS partner, Gale, is extending two great sales to WiLS members this Spring! With sale pricing on Gale Virtual Reference Library books and a great build-your-own-bundle offer on Gale Databases, it’s a fantastic time to look into expanding your offerings!
Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBook) Sale
Gale is offering discounts of 10-75% off of more than 30 different eBooks, when you purchase at least 5. There are too many titles to list in this message, (download the full list) but here are just a few of the qualifying titles:
Achieving Sustainability, Macmillan – 30% off
American Eras: Primary Sources – 40% off
Gale Business Insights Handbooks – 40% off
Encyclopedia of Science/Technology/and Ethics, 2nd Macmillan – 30% off
Worldmark Global Health And Medicine Issues – 15% off
Worldmark Global Business And Economy Issues – 15% off
Gale is also running special pricing on their latest Gale Award Winner titles including Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, and many more!
Gale Spring Database Sale
For Academic Libraries that have one or less Gale Databases and Full Time Enrollment of: <3500, Gale is is offering a 5-database bundle for $5,000 in the first year. Pick any five of the databases below for just $5,000. This will set your base price for future years, so there’s no huge increase or “gotcha” price hike. Want more than five? No problem, additional databases can be added to the bundle for just $1,000 each.
Here’s the list of qualifying databases:
Business Insights: Global
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Global Issues in Context
GREENR Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Biography in Context
U.S. History in Context
World History in Context
Literature Resource Center (lists for $9000 per year)
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Science in Context
You can also add Gale Academic One File, Gale General One File, or Student Resources in Context to the bundle for just $2,500 each!
Don’t delay! Both of these deals expire on March 31st! Contact Jeff Brunner (email@example.com) for pricing on any or all of the above today!
Streaming partner Docuseek2 is offering a great new “baker’s dozen” deal for Black History Month! Thirteen films, all centered on Black History are available at an even deeper discount than our usual 10% discount. This collection includes award winners: FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER, THE LOVING STORY, and many more! We’ve attached a flyer below, but feel free to contact Jeff Brunner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
Get all thirteen films for a single year for just $995 or go for the three-year option for only $1,985!
Our partners at EBSCO are offering a free trial of PrepSTEP, along with an informational webinar on February 25th!
PrepSTEP is an online learning platform for academic success and preparation for today’s workplace through self-guided skill building, supplemental development materials, and tools for career preparation and workforce readiness. Read more
Our friends at Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) are calling for breakout session proposals for their fifth annual conference, to be held on May 20, 2016 at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit the LSLS site for more information or to submit a proposal by Thursday, March 17th. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in early April. Read more
EBSCO is offering an opportunity for libraries to have greater access and input in their application development through its Beta App Program! These apps are currently available to try in beta. Read more
Rosen is pleased to present Spotlight On Interactive eBook sets. Ignite student curiosity with 7 sets of books -built to support the C3 SS Framework, NGSS, and state standards. With a hands-on approach that inspires active learning, Spotlight On immerses students in science and social studies topics.
Sets include: Spotlight On Space Science, Spotlight On Ancient Civilizations (Egypt, Rome, and Greece), Spotlight On the 13 Colonies: Birth of a Nation, Spotlight On American History, Spotlight On Native Americans (Set 2 in January), and Spotlight On Immigration and Migration (coming January). Read more
WiLS is excited to announce a new partnership with LibraryH3lp! LibraryH3lp offers a fully featured customer service platform that supports live chat, email, text messaging and a knowledge base. Their services are very flexible. They interface easily with any CMS and LibGuides. They work easily with mobile apps, Facebook or even embed in EBSCO or Summon. The staff interface is web-based, using a browser, smartphone, tablet or your favorite Jabber client.
LibraryH3lp is already very inexpensive, but WiLS has negotiated a significant discount if we can assemble a group purchase of new business. If you’ve ever considered it, now is the time! Contact Jeff Brunner (email@example.com) to talk about pricing or to set up a trial today!