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.
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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.