Need to brush up on cataloging? AspenCat is in session!

Join us for Back to School Cataloging Classes! We will be covering our cataloging workflow, catalog cleanup, cataloging mistakes, and everyone’s favorite: original cataloging. These sessions will be free, easy, and recorded if you can’t make them! Please consider having at least one person from your library attend or watch!
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Courier ILL Data

Additional ILL Data Form

Statistics for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

We promised an easier process this year. Here it is.
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ILL Data

Please fill in your library’s totals for Borrowing and Lending, adding together your numbers for ONLY the following categories/streams: OCLC, ProMo, BlueSky, COKAMO and Other.
The data should represent activities in courier usage from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

That’s it! Please check your data, then click the Submit button below. You will receive an automated email back for your records, confirming the data you send to us. Then we will take your data, add to our records, and generate your library’s Courier cost estimate. If we have follow-up questions, we will be in contact directly.

THANKS!! - CLiC’s Courier Team | courierhelp@clicweb.org
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Just For Kids

Affordable videos for kids!

  • Kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy.
  • Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch, plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.
  • Public performance rights to facilitate library programming for kids and their parents.

Want to learn more? Contact Kira Zimmerman

Source Reference

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August AspenCat Users’ Group Meeting Overview

Discovery Layer updates, Back to School Cataloging Classes, and MORE! Look below to see our meeting agenda and notes! You can also listen to the meeting here.
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Spring Workshop Submission Form

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – cloudLibrary Pledges are Here!

Every December, we ask AspenCat Member Libraries to pledge money for the upcoming year, so that we ensure your patrons have access to a wide variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks. This year, with many of your patrons staying home, that pledge is even more important. If you do not know much about cloudLibrary or do not see the benefit to your patrons, please see the following fast facts!

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2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

CE in your comfy clothes – 2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

Now, more than ever, this is a time for us to come together and share our struggles and successes. Some are unique and some are universal, but we won’t know until we combine our experiences!

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2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

CE in your comfy clothes – 2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

Now, more than ever, this is a time for us to come together and share our struggles and successes. Some are unique and some are universal, but we won’t know until we combine our experiences!

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Returning to Service: Libraries and COVID-19

With various counties and states operating under a range of public health orders, many directors and managers continue to adapt, seeking a return to “normal” in the wake of various waves of COVID-19. CLiC’s guides try to answer a variety of questions:

“As we start to re-open our buildings, how can we do this safely?”

“What’s the potential for material (returned by patrons, or transported by the statewide courier) to be ‘infected’ with COVID-19?”

“What HR considerations are involved with a return to service?”

Guide 1: “Libraries Returning to Service and COVID-19” – V2.0 Dec 1, 2020. First published Apr 5, this updated short guide features four sections:

  • Protect Your Employees and Volunteers
  • Deep Clean Your Library
  • Handle Materials Safely
  • Variables Out of Your Control

Guide 2: “Human Resources Q&A: Libraries and COVID-19” – V1.0 Apr 29, 2020. This 5-page guide features a handful of Q&A-style sections involving the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other nuanced HR considerations.

We’ll update these guides sporadically as new information emerges.