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    August 28th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 24, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Tunkhannock Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

    The addition of Tunkhannock brings over 30,000 bibliographic records to the SPARK Consortium. For the project, Equinox seamlessly migrated the library’s bibliographic and patron data, managing the mapping and policy creation process. Equinox also provided project management, administrative training, and end user training. As part of the SPARK consortium, Tunkhannock is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

    “Joining the Evergreen team was the right move for our library. We are positioning ourselves for increased resource sharing among our neighboring county libraries, and have realized substantial savings from switching our ILS. Our members should benefit from the change. The support staff has been quick to help and are responsive to our particular needs, which is much appreciated.”- Kristin Smith-Gary, Director

    “The Tunkhannock migration was unique with regards to the level of data openness we experienced during the process. This openness allowed for the migration team to create tools to work with a new open library data interchange format. From pre-planning to go-live, the Tunkhannock staff remained quite inquisitive and engaged. The Migration Team enjoyed the opportunity to help Tunkhannock migrate to SPARK.”-Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

    About Equinox Open Library Initiative
    Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit

    About Evergreen
    Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see


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    August 24th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Dallax, TX (August 23, 2017) - Amigos Library Services today announced its addition of library marketing startup, Koios, to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries will receive a discount on Koios products and services that help them show up in local Google search results.

    When asked about his decision to partner with Koios, Alan Kornblau, Amigos Library Services CEO, said, “By partnering with Koios, Amigos Library Services members will be able to get their resources to appear in Google. Many libraries do not realize how many opportunities are available on Google to connect library resources with community needs. Koios can help our members make those connections..”

    The Libre Online Promotional Suite (Libre OPS) is a new offering from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The suite combines the best practices of structured data, search engine optimization, and paid search marketing to propel libraries to the top of local search results. With Libre, the library appears first for searches like "1984 book," "math homework help," and "learn spanish free."

    To learn more about Amigos Library Services, visit Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at

    About Koios
    Koios builds stronger communities around library resources through digital marketing. We enable library materials, programs, and databases to appear in local Google search results and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit

    About Amigos Library Services
    Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit membership-based consortia consisting of over 500 libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Through membership in Amigos, libraries and cultural heritage institutions collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the community, opportunities for continuing professional education, negotiated discounts on electronic information resources, access to a rich array of topical online conferences, reliable courier services, and more.

    Press contact:

    Terri Mertz
    Marketing Specialist, Amigos Library Services

    Interview list:

    Trey Gordner
    Founder/CEO, Koios

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    August 15th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Scholarship Awards up to $1,000 for Expenses to Attend the 2017 Charleston Conference ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — August 15, 2017 — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.

    The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, South Carolina, from November 6-10. Since it began in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to almost 2,000 in 2016.

    Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and currently be employed as a librarian or para-professional. The application consists of providing one professional recommendation, a curriculum vitae and a short essay that describes the top three challenges that librarians need to address to position libraries to succeed and to expand their position within their institutions. Applications must be submitted electronically by September 8, 2017. For more information, visit:

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    August 11th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 11, 2017) Flame Lantern Press is pleased to announce the release of Christine Warren’s groundbreaking book “Navigating Change: Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings.” Thomas Amelio, President of the New York Open Center, offers the following: “Masterful, combines laser-like insights with a radiant spirit that makes you want to jump into the adventure of life!”

    While life changes will undoubtedly propel us into unknown territories, Christine Warren’s book, Navigating Change, is here to offer the teachings, inspiration, practices, and step-by-step guidance that have made her long-running national workshop a life-changing experience for thousands of people. She has poured her best teachings, stories and exercises into the pages of this book in order to highlight how best to live with uncertainty. While change is inevitable and can rock your sense of identity, this book will help you embrace the cycles of change and stay true to your inner-integrity.

    Navigating Change offers:

    • A potent, step-by-step guide to transformation through life transitions;
    • Engaging stories of clients and students who have powerfully navigated daunting life changes;
    • Compelling stories of moving from darkness and loss to light and new life;
    • Great teachings in friendly, bite-size sections to enlighten your way; and,
    • Inspired practices to give readers clarity and insight.

    Praise for Navigating Change:

    "The timing of this insightful and powerful work will help all of us thrive in this age of accelerated global and personal change. Christine is a way shower. This book is a map to help you recreate your life." —Paul Deslauriers
    Author, Living in the High Energy Zone

    "If you’re looking for a guide through change, this illuminating book will be your constant companion. Christine’s wisdom pervades every page."
    —Dr. Peter Mellen
    Author, Ultimate Happiness: Chasing It, Finding It, Keeping It

    "Christine is a gifted writer and compelling storyteller. The practices in each chapter are steeped in the voice of wisdom from one who has delved deeply into her own journey of change and generously shares her insights, interwoven with grace, grit, spiritual teachings and humor."
    —Pasha Hogan
    Author, Third Time Lucky: A Creative Recovery

    Christine Warren is a 40-year national presenter of transformational workshops and a consultant, life coach, and speaker. She has taught at Esalen Institute, Kripalu Center, Omega Institute, Rowe Center, and 1440 Multiversity. Christine is a founding member of Kripalu Center. For more information about Christine and her work, please visit

    Title: Navigating Change: Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings
    Publisher: Flame Lantern Press
    Category: Self-Help / Personal Growth
    Publication: August 2017
    ISBN: 978-0-9991395-0-9 paperback
    ISBN: 978-0-9991395-1-6 eBook
    Price: $16.95 Quality Paperback - 226 pages

    To book Christine Warren for an appearance or book talk, please contact:

    Jeanie C. Williams, Director
    PenPower Book Marketing Services
    150 Washington Street, Suite 201
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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    August 11th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    11th August 2017

    How can we make information literacy really matter to learners?

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Learner-centred Pedagogy: Principles and practice by Kevin Michael Klipfel and Dani Brecher Cook

    More than ever, librarians are required to possess pedagogical expertise and are being called upon to design, implement, and assess robust evidence-based reference and instructional practices that contribute to student success. In order to achieve this, librarians must know how to teach information literacy skills that go far beyond one particular library context to facilitate lifelong learning. In addition to the traditional information expertise of the library professional, today’s librarian must also master evidence-based pedagogical practices that can help make learning stick.

    Learner-centred Pedagogy offers librarians concrete strategies to connect with learners at all levels. The book covers cognitive principles for organizing information literacy instruction, how to establish rapport and build learners’ motivation, questions to keep in mind for inspiring autonomous learning, the science behind information overload, and a balanced framework for evaluating specific educational technology tools.

    Klipfel and Cook said, “Our goal in this book is to introduce readers to a practical, evidence-based vision of learner-centred pedagogy that helps learners develop the skills required to use information to think well about what matters to them. We hope that librarians, after reading Learner-centred Pedagogy, will feel more prepared for the changing job market's increased focus on evidence-based instruction, have more confidence in adapting their skills to the robust teaching and learning environments of today's libraries, and be well-prepared to facilitate learning environments that result in lifelong learning.”
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    Press and review copies contact:
    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597

    Link to the cover image:

    Learner-centred Pedagogy: Principles and practice | Jul 2017 | 216pp | paperback: 9781783302543 | £59.95

    Kevin Michael Klipfel received his master’s degree in philosophy from Virginia Tech. He received his M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his master’s research on authenticity, motivation, and information literacy learning won the Dean’s Achievement Award for the Best Master’s paper of 2013 in the School of Information in Library Science. He has presented nationally on student motivation and learning both in and outside the library profession, and has published articles on the application of humanistic and existential psychology to learner-centred information literacy learning in journals such as College &Research Libraries and Reference Services Review. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

    Dani Brecher Cook is Director of Teaching and Learning at University of California, Riverside. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an A.B. in English Literature from the University of Chicago. She has published on information literacy pedagogy and learning technologies in College & Research Libraries News, Reference & User Services Quarterly, and Communications in Information Literacy. Dani has presented on the intersection of these two topics nationally at conferences such as ACRL, LITA, LOEX, and the Library Technology Conference.

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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