Monday, November 17, 2014

Implementation Team Update, Nov. 17

Intota ERM Training. ProQuest would like to schedule ERM training for CLIC member library staffs soon. This training will be done via webinar. Your Implementation Team representative will advise you when the training is scheduled.

Summon 2.0.  ProQuest and the Implementation Team are completing testing of the data fixes this week and next week. You should see improvements in the Summon search results in early December.

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.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Register Now for the CLIC Annual Awards Luncheon!  

Join us for CLIC's Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 3, at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul's Nazareth Hall Blue Room.   Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. 




Come to socialize with your colleagues, to celebrate our accomplishments, and to enjoy a presentation from Sarah Bellamy, the Associate Artistic Director - Education for Penumbra Theatre Company.


The luncheon is free to all CLIC library staff, but pre-registration is required. Please RSVP by November 24, 2014 at: http://goo.gl/forms/RFCCAUZqh7


Your meal options are:  

Chicken Florentine (Chicken Breast with fresh Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes, and Fontina Cheese, served with a Wild Mushroom Sauce)

or

Vegetarian Seasonal Risotto (Roasted Butternut Squash with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Pecorino Romano)

Please contact Maureen Fitzgerald if you have any questions. 




Date: December 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: University of Northwestern-St. Paul, Nazareth Hall Blue Room
Address: 3003 Snelling Avenue North



Monday, November 3, 2014

CLIC Hosts Marketing Workshop



More than 75 library staff attended CLIC's annual professional development event, "Make Your Marketing More Effective," presented by marketing guru, Kathy Dempsey.  During the morning session, Kathy outlined the basics of library marketing, and participants met in small groups to apply the five steps toward a marketing plan to local library projects. In the afternoon, Kathy covered merchandising and social media tools for marketing library services.



CLIC Board President Ruth McGuire kicked off CLIC's Year of Marketing by announcing her newly-appointed Marketing Task Force.  Members of the Task Force include: Dixie Ohlander, April Youngblood, Megan Johnson-Saylor, Louann Terveer, Jessica Moore, Amy Mars, and Julie Kimlinger.  McGuire also asked participants to write their "CLIC success stories" on 3x5 cards, which will be used by the CLIC Value subcommittee of the Board later this month.




For additional photos, please see CLIC's Facebook page.  And while you're there, please Like our page!


Implementation Team update, November 3, 2014

Implementation Team update, November 3, 2014
Summon. A duplicates fix will be implemented next week to improve the display of results in Summon. 
Intota Client Center. ProQuest is installing an SQL upgrade at the end of November which will reduce the slowness problem in the client center. 
CONTENTdm Collections in Summon. The Implementation Team has begun discussions with ProQuest regarding the addition of CLIC’s CONTENTdm collections to Summon. 

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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jeanine Gatzke and Belinda Lawrence published in Library Consortia book



We are excited to announce that librarians Jeanine Gatzke of Concordia University-St. Paul and Belinda Lawrence, formerly of St. Catherine University, have been published in a new book from ALA. Congratulations from all of CLIC!


Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability by Valerie Horton and Greg Pronevitz includes Gatzke and Lawrence's case study of CLIC's shared system, "Vendor-Based Shared Integrated Library Systems."

Thank you, Jeanine and Belinda, for sharing CLIC's collaborative project with the library world!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Implementation Team Update, Oct. 20

The CLIC Implementation Team met today and reviewed the results of testing Intota Assessment and Summon data loads.
Intota Assessment. We expect data from all CLIC libraries to be loaded by end of November. After data is loaded successfully, we will schedule Assessment training (most likely in January).
Summon. The Implementation Team is working with ProQuest to finalize a solution to the duplicates issue which involves some changes to the Locations filter.
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, October 16, 2014

Deadline for CLIC Award Nominations is Nov. 20



It's that time of year again! Please submit your nominations for CLIC’s two annual awards for 2014: User Service Award and Group Effectiveness Award. When you submit a nomination, please indicate the reasons that the individual or group is deserving of the award.

The User Service Award is presented to an individual within CLIC who has done the most to improve service to users during the past year.
The Group Effectiveness Award is presented to a group within CLIC which has best exemplified group action for the benefit of CLIC and its mission.
For a list of past winners, please see: http://clic.edu/newclic/dir/awards/pastaward.asp
Please email your nominations to Maureen Fitzgerald no later than Thursday, November 20, 2014.

The awards will be given at the Annual CLIC Awards luncheon on Wednesday, December 3, at Northwestern.