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Introducing Niche Academy

 Webinar for WiLS Libraries: Introducing Niche Academy

Tuesday May 5th, 2016 2:00 pm Central Time

Please register for Webinar for WiLS Libraries: Introducing Niche Academy on May 5, 2016 2:00 PM CDT at:

Niche Academy is an online learning and promotion platform made for libraries that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many common library services and effective promotion tools.

The tutorials walk your patrons all the way from not knowing about your resources to having a satisfying experience using them. Niche Academy maintains these ready-to-use tutorials and makes it easy create your own tutorials for patrons or for staff training.

The platform also includes powerful promotional tools like website integration widgets, a social media post builder, and an image gallery for promotional graphics. These tools make it much easier for libraries to let more people know about the resources they have to offer.

In this webinar, learn about these tools and how libraries are taking advantage of them to increase utilization and helping their patrons understand the ever increasing value of the library in their community.

Register even if you can’t attend in person as it will be recorded and made available after the webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

25% Discount on Spotlight on American History Interactive Ebooks from Rosen

Rosen is offering a 25% discount on a 12 volume set of interactive ebooks from the Spotlight on American History series. This discount is available until June 30th. The books are a one-time purchase with no additional access fees. For more information on the collection please see:

For information on the offer and to order please click on Rosen Offer

Academic Product Spotlight – April 2016: LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis LogoEach 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 LexisNexis Academic.

WiLS has a huge group purchase for LexisNexis Academic. The group renews on July 1st with renewal pricing available no later than June 1st. Pro-rated pricing is available to libraries interested in joining the group mid-year.globalcovers2013winner

Academic is the industry-leading source for news, legal and business information, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources. It is an essential resource for faculty and students alike, subscribed to by more than 2,000 universities.

Its news resources are unmatCFRched, collating over 3,000 newspapers, 2,000 magazines, broadcast transcripts from every major network, newswires and blogs. In the area of legal research, Academic contains federal and state court decisions, federal and state and codes and all federal laws. As to business sources, Academic includes journals such Advertising Age, Standard & Poor’s Corporate Descriptions, Hoover’s Company Reports and SEC filings.

LexisNexis Academic offers simple, powerful searching and a wide variety of training resources. Curriculum-based research guides, YouTube training videos and ongoing training webinars are all available.

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

Mackin Ebook Super Sale

Mackin is offering a huge sale of 15%-60% off over 150,000 ebook titles now until June 30th.  For complete information or to place an order, please see:

WiLS Member LibGuides

Collaboration is one of our favorite things at WiL​S. In fact, it is one of our organizational values. We believe that facilitating the sharing of information and ideas makes our members and us better able to serve others. LibGuides are one of the most popular resources we offer through WiLS and they are also a resource we get asked the most for assistance about. ​In the interest of collaboration and information sharing, we are pleased to offer examples of WiLS member LibGuides.

We would love to share your favorite LibGuide too! Please send a link to

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NEH grant received!

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $21.1 million in grants for 248 humanities projects. We are excited to share the news that this includes a planning grant to WiLS, project manager for Recollection Wisconsin! Recollection Wisconsin’s NEH-funded project, Listening to War: Uncovering Wisconsin’s Wartime Oral Histories, will find, assess, and create a plan for the digitization of oral history interview recordings documenting 20th-century military conflicts as experienced by residents of Wisconsin, held by libraries, archives, and historical societies throughout the state.

This yearlong project will bring together expertise from twelve partner institutions to assist dozens of public libraries and local historical societies in preserving the irreplaceable voices of our veterans.  The project, which begins this summer, will help to educate the community on preservation of oral histories, providing essential direction at a time when many of these audiovisual materials may be at risk.  It will also raise awareness of the unique collections held by these institutions and create a community of practice that will help all libraries and cultural institutions interested in audiovisual digitization and preservation.

Major Discounts on Oxford Products!

Oxford LogoWiLS partner Oxford has asked us to tell you about several great promotions that they’re running. If you’ve been thinking about Oxford resources for your users, now is the time to act! Discounts are available on University Press Scholarship Online, Oxford Bibliographies Online, The Oxford Journals Archive and Oxford Reference Library. See below for more information!

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Mango Languages offers Trials and Deals!

mango logo borderMango Languages is partnering with WiLS again in 2016 to provide a high-quality language and cultural experience to our higher-ed members. Mango Languages is an e-learning solution offering courses in over 70 foreign languages, 21 foreign films, 31 specialty courses (such as legal and medical Spanish), and over 18 specialized ESL courses.

Mango’s language learning resources help students become more marketable in today’s ever-expanding global market, and faculty members are incorporating the program into their classrooms!

All higher-ed members will receive an automatic 20% discount, plus an additional 5% off will apply to any new WiLS member who signs a license agreement before June 30, 2016.

Click HERE to access our free trial!


Boopsie for Libraries

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WiLS is pleased to announce a partnership with Boopsie for Libraries!  To find out how Boopsie for Libraries can help attract and retain patrons for you, please see:

Contact Sara Gold at with questions and use the WiLS price quote form for pricing: