Getting sponsors for events can be a real challenge. For pointers, we recently interviewed several for-profit company executives that approve and decline sponsorship requests. Continue reading Need Event Sponsorships and Don’t Know Where to Start?
Click the links below to view these quick Community Engagement demos from our CPP friends at BiblioBoard.
Continue reading Community Engagement with BiblioBoard
Looking to enhance your Youth Services collection? Check out Children’s Plus, Inc. (CPI)! In business since 1979, CPI has developed the youth services collection of some of the largest libraries in the country. Through partnerships with a wide range of publishers, CPI offers CTLS members best value of a wide range of Pre-K through 12 titles.
Key Features of CPI: Continue reading Children’s Plus, Inc
We have had some talk recently about reservation systems. Have you heard about Plymouth Rocket’s affordable TixKeeper application? Jim Stewart, with Plymouth Rocket, stopped by Shopper’s Corner to share with us how libraries are taking advantage and talk about features for patrons and staff. Continue reading TixKeeper Reservation System from Plymouth Rocket
Procurement policies offer the framework of purchasing – the who, what, where, and when elements. A good Procurement policy covers: Continue reading Does your library have a Procurement policy?
The Long Range Planning Committee had their final meeting in January. The draft of the CTLS Long Range Plan will go to the CTLS Board before their March meeting. The plan expands in a few ways the 2014-2017 Long Range Plan. Continue reading From the Executive Director
We hear a lot of talk about libraries borrowing from the business world: Internet cafés, self checkout stations, books shelved at the front of the shelf for easy access (instead of the back to protect them from dust), people are even free to walk among the books without an escort. We do not say much about the other side of the street, but there is plenty of action there too.
Continue reading Amazon Learns From Libraries, Again
As some of you may know, beginning in January I will be the youth services librarian at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library. It is with a heavy heart that I leave my CTLS family. Continue reading My CTLS Family
Here are the 6 candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. The board recently voted to increase the number of members from 9 to 11. 3 board members are up for reelection. Adding 2 more members, this means the 5 candidates receiving the most votes will serve on the board.
The ballots will be sent out by email in the first week of October and will be due 14 calendar days later. Each library may submit one ballot voting for up to 5 of the 6 candidates.