Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CLIC's Marketing for Academic Libraries Workshop, Oct. 30

Registration is now open for our annual CLIC-wide conference.  This year’s program, “Make Your Marketing More Effective,” features library marketing guru, Kathy Dempsey.
Register online at:

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: University of St. Thomas, Anderson Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall
Cost: Free to CLIC member library staff; $70 non-CLIC members (buffet lunch included)
Program Description: Kathy Dempsey, who published The Accidental Library Marketer in 2009, will explain what true marketing is, including tools, strategies, and steps in the process. Attendees will brainstorm and share ideas while doing a 5-step exercise that will form a basis for their own marketing plans. This morning workshop will concentrate on segmenting customers into target markets and crafting specific messages to reach them most effectively. In the afternoon, we'll cover how Merchandising can upgrade your space and increase circulation. Finally, we'll discuss Getting Attention on Facebook. You'll have plenty of time for Q&A too, so come and learn how to make all your promotions more effective, inside and outside your library!
Speaker Bio: Kathy Dempsey is a consultant and trainer through her business, Libraries Are Essential, and is the author of The Accidental Library Marketer (Information Today, Inc., 2009). Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding. Kathy has been the Editor of the Marketing Library Services newsletter for 20 years and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She also blogs at The 'M' Word. Kathy is an active member of the New Jersey Library Association and serves on its Newsletter Editorial Board.

Pre-registration is required.  Please contact Maureen Fitzgerald ( at CLIC if you have questions.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Implementation Team Update, August 18

Implementation Team Update, August 18

Did you miss last week's Intota webinars? Recordings of CLIC's August 14 training sessions for Counter and Intota 101 are now available to view online. Please see your library's Implementation Team representative for links to the recordings. 

The Implementation Team is aware of the problem of duplicate records showing up in Summon search results, and we are working with our Proquest implementation manager to help troubleshoot the issue.  Proquest is processing a new CLIC data load this weekend, which should eliminate a portion of the duplicate results. In addition, Proquest's Intota development team is working with our implementation manager to resolve the overall duplication problem for CLIC.

A big thank you to St. Thomas for offering to provide additional ERM training for the Implementation Team and e-resources staff. Training will be scheduled in late September.  See your Implementation Team representative for further information.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions or concerns related to CLIC's Summon and Intota implementation, please do not hesitate to speak with your library's Implementation Team representative

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CLIC Chair Camp 2014

Steve Waage hosted CLIC's annual Chair Camp today and updated the committee chairs on current procedures.

Our thanks to all member library staff who serve on CLIC committees and COIs.  Your participation is crucial to CLIC's success!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Assessment Training Coming Soon

Implementation Team Update, August 4, 2014

ProQuest is processing and testing CLIC's data sent in by the Implementation Team. Training on Intota Assessment will be offered in two sessions.  First, the Implementation Team and others responsible for inputting data will have Counter training in mid-August.  This training webinar will be recorded for staff who are unable to attend. Later in September, after all of CLIC's data has been successfully ingested, ProQuest will schedule Intota Assessment training for CLIC library staff interested in generating reports.

The next phase of CLIC's implementation of Intota will be Intota Management components, starting with Resource Manager.  The Implementation Team's work on Intota Management will overlap with the Team's continued implementation of Intota Assessment. The Team's first step is review of ProQuest's recorded training session, Intota 101. CLIC library staff interested in the Intota 101 training video should contact their Implementation Team representative for information on how to access the recording.

The Implementation Team is continuing to work with ProQuest to improve CLIC libraries' data and search results in Summon. We hope to have most of the issues resolved before the start of the new semester.

Questions? Please see your library's Implementation Team representative.

Friday, July 25, 2014

CLIC Hosts Intota Demo at Hamline

ProQuest's Jane Burke and Kevin Lane-Cummings were at Hamline University in St. Paul this week to demonstrate Intota Assessment and E-resources.  CLIC libraries are in the process of installing Intota Assessment this summer and will begin using Intota's E-resources functionality this fall.

See CLIC's Facebook page for additional photos from Wednesday's demo.

For questions about CLIC's phased-in migration to Intota, please contact your library's Implementation Team representative.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Intota Demo Scheduled for July 23

Implementation Team Update July 21, 2014

Intota Demo July 23
Jane Burke from ProQuest will be in St. Paul this week to meet with the CLIC Board and Implementation Team to discuss our migration to Intota. On Wednesday, July 23, at 2:00-4:00 p.m., Jane will conduct a general demonstration and discussion of Intota Assessment, e-resources, 360 LInk changes, and other Intota development information.  CLIC library staff interested in these Intota services are welcome to attend the 2pm demo at Hamline University, Anderson Center, Room 305. Check with your library's Implementation Team representative if you have questions about attending the demo.

Intota Assessment
ProQuest is currently processing our libraries' data for Intota Assessment.  Training on Intota Assessment will be scheduled later this summer.

Summon 2.0
CLIC libraries went live on Summon 2.0 at the end of May.  The Implementation Team is continuing to work with ProQuest to improve our Summon search results.

Questions? Ask your Implementation Team representative!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Implementation Team Update June 30, 2014

Bethel University Library's celebration to launch Summon.

SUMMON MARKETING AND TRAINING. The Implementation Team is collecting CLIC library photos and publicity materials promoting Summon. See above for photos from Bethel’s creative campaign, Accio Resources. The CLIC Board has asked the Implementation Team to assemble a task force to develop a Summon best practices guide that explains what Summon is and that provides basic information for frontline staff and trainers.

INTOTA ASSESSMENT (IA). The Implementation Team is working on completion of DRS forms for e-resources data for IA. Steve Waage has enlisted the assistance of the Mapping Task Force to review a set of fields for Millennium records for IA. Our Team goal is to have IA in place by the end of the summer, with training for CLIC library staff later in August.

INTOTA-E. CLIC is hosting a demonstration of Intota-E on July 23. Further details to follow. Check with your Implementation Team representative if you are interested in attending.

Questions? Ask your Implementation Team representative!