NEW EBSCO Package

The wait is over! The NEW EBSCO package is here!

Thank you so much to the volunteers, representing libraries of all types and sizes, who took time out of their busy schedules to review and provide feedback on the different vendor products.

All of the databases from the old package are still included, PLUS we added 7 new databases.

If you are looking for the direct URLs for these new resources, please contact Kira Zimmerman.

We also have exciting news regarding accessibility!
Coming later this year, EBSCO will have a new interface that is more accessible. Please see all the new features in this short video.
As a reminder:
This cost-savings program isn’t just a subscription for a host of databases and educational content; it’s a full-support service. 32 databases are a lot to manage and promote to your patrons. CLiC is happy to set up a virtual meeting with you — to help you set up your resources within EBSCO, and on your website, to make everything the most user-friendly for your communities/students. Here is a short video (Video Coming Soon) of a few examples of how to arrange your EBSCO resources.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Kira Zimmerman, Cooperative Products Manager
Jim Duncan, Executive Director

 

 

 

Recruiting a Rural Public Library Director?

CLiC is known for its recruitment. Like the preparation of any tasty meal, this requires practice and attention to detail. But it’s not magic!

Here, we’ve shared our recipe for success, in four steps. Crucial: the utilization of resources (quality ingredients) at your fingertips. So, we’ve opened our pantry… with a all-new guide! Check it out.

Our Recruiting & Hiring a Rural Public Library Director guide is now available.

4 Steps to Success [Graphic] - Set Achievable Recruiting Goals; Read, Scan and Consider Using Our Resources, Templates & Expertise; Formulate a Plan and Document It; Implement Your Plan

PebbleGo Create

NEW THIS YEAR!! PebbleGo Add-On PebbleGo Create!

PebbleGo Create is digital workspace for kids to demonstrate what they’ve learned in PebbleGo.  Students can easily draw, type, record a video, and choose from thousands of engaging stickers, animations, and templates to show what they learned.  All while never leaving PebbleGo.  (Formative assessment.)

Teachers have easy access to each students’ creations, providing real-time insights on whether students are mastering the standards being taught.
Quickly sync class rosters with Microsoft 365, Google Classroom* or .CSV file.How PebbleGo Create Works [Graphic] -Step 1 Students clic 'Create' on any PebbleGo or PebbleGo Next article - Step 2 Students select a ready-made or a blank template - Step 3 Students demonstrate what they learned providing educators with authentic assessment
Two-minute video features PebbleGo Create.
PebbleGo Create Flyer

Questions? Contact Kira Zimmerman

Public Library Policy Collection

Created specifically for small and rural libraries.

It began with an observation: every week, we see email messages on listservs asking, “Hey, does anyone have a policy on [topic] they’d be willing to share?” followed by lots of “YES! I’m interested, too!”

An idea took root. CLiC’s Sara Wright and ARSL President Kieran Hixon (2018) started fertilizing their plan. What if there could be a central place where policies could be stored, searched and retrieved (but without a lot of complication)? How would it be nurtured and grown? Who would tend to this evolving tree of knowledge?

And the Tech Gnomes at CLiC went to work with their Digital saws and Hexcoded glues and Bit-sized hammers…

A Public Library Policy Collection web site was grown — a mix of organic matter and online carpentry. The collection is the tree; the interface is the tree house.

We hope you enjoy playing in it.

   

Created by CLiC staff with ARSL enthusiasm. Hosted and managed by CLiC!