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Semi-Monthly Newsletter
May 1, 2012

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Big Savings for LYRASIS Members with our Year-End Offers!  

In an effort to help you get the most out of your year-end dollars, LYRASIS has partnered with leading vendors to offer deep discounts on a series of one-time purchases. Expand your resources, maximize your budget and take advantage of these rare savings with the following vendors:

3M - save 15%
Alexander Street Press -  save 15% - 33% 
Gale - save 40% - 55%
IGI Global - 35% - 50% off
Infobase - save 10%    
Infogroup - for Georgia and Florida members - save 40% on new orders  
INTELECOM - 32% off

To take advantage of the special year-end discounts LYRASIS has negotiated just for our members, please contact Member Support to place an order or request a quote.

Don't Fear Data!
Attend our Ideas & Insights Webinar and Become a Data Master

We are all faced with data on a daily basis, but what are the best ways to read, interpret and use qualitative and quantitative data in your library? Join us for this Friday's Ideas & Insights webinar and hear from leaders in the field who have used data to improve internal processes, demonstrate and quantify successes and plan major projects effectively.
May 4, 2012
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Speakers include:
  • Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, University of South Carolina, Lancaster - Asking the Best Questions: Navigating the Institutional Review Board Process
  • Michelle Hudson, Yale University - Libraries + Data: Visualizing Data
  • Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver - Analyzing and Describing Collections Use
  • Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, South Carolina State Library - Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: How American Libraries are Using New Tools for Public Relations and to Attract New Users  
 Be sure to check out these upcoming sessions as well:

May 24, 2012

Libraries are Boundless
June 15, 2012 

HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute Scholar Spotlight 

Jamaal Fisher & Dr. Janice Franklin, Library Director
at Alabama State University.
The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Library Alliance held its Leadership Institute in February 2012, with 20 individuals from HBCU Library Alliance institutions participating. The Leadership Institute is part of the larger HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program, which is funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop and support effective library leadership at HBCUs. In its fourth phase, in a series of successful leadership development programs available via the LYRASIS-HBCU Library Alliance partnership, the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program 2011-2013 builds on previous successes to further strengthen HBCU libraries and staff leadership skills.

One of the Leadership Institute scholar participants is Jamaal Fisher, an employee of the Alabama State University Levi Watkins Learning Center (LWLC). Click here to read more about Mr. Fisher and the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute.

FREE OCLC WorldShare Webinars

If you can't make it to one of the OCLC WorldShare Open Houses or the National Symposium, don't miss the WorldShare FREE Webinars. Join LYRASIS and OCLC in our free series of webinars that explore easy-to-implement cloud computing tools and platforms that will help you improve your workflows, more efficiently serve your users, and better manage your work life.

May 11
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Register now!  

May 30
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Register now!  

June 27
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Register now! 

Mark Your Calendar  

Be sure to check out the LYRASIS webinars page for more scheduled information sessions.
eGathering 2012
Save the Date for

November 1, 2012
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET

This year's theme is
Survive or Thrive:
Connecting Libraries and Community

Attend online or in-person! 
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FREE Webinars for LYRASIS Members
May 2, 14, 15 and 29
1 - 2 p.m. ET

May 16
1-2 p.m. ET 

Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Finding Your Virtual Reference Users Online  

One of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed.

How do you find your users online? How do they find you?  
 May 17
1 - 2 p.m. ET  
Job Bank
Man vs. Machine:
Is the Interface the Future Reference Librarian?
Attend the Reference Education Symposium, sponsored by the Reference and Research Education Committee of Yale University Library 

Friday, June 15

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
Yale University
Mary S. Harkness Auditorium
New Haven, CT

Register Today
Fun Zone
World Book Night
Free Books and Surprised Recipients    



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