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July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

supportLibrary_verticalBanner4How does it work?  Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from your library.  If you are looking for a book, but you want to read or listen to it sooner rather than later, you can Buy it Now!  A portion of each sale of digital content or other items, purchased from OverDrive WIN Affiliated Retailers using the “Buy it Now” link from your library’s website, is credited back to the Southern Adirondack Libraries ON demand (SALON).

How will my library use the funds it earns from my purchase?
The funds SALON earns from the OverDrive WIN Affiliate Program will be a credit for the libraries to add digital content to its virtual branch. The titles and materials the library selects are at the library’s discretion.

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SALS 2013 Executive Summary

July 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Library staff and trustees were asked to complete a satisfaction and use survey as required by the SALS Plan of Service 2012-2016. One hundred thirty-two people began the survey; one hundred four people completed the survey (thirty-seven staff, thirty-eight trustees, twenty-nine directors). Here are some of the survey highlights.

97.7% of the respondents are satisfied with SALS services.

100% of the respondents find SALS services to be valuable and relevant.
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Financial Education Webinar for Librarians

July 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is partnering with IMLS and other federal agencies and library organizations to help libraries connect their customers to financial information, resources, and community experts. On Thursday, July 10, CFPB presents a financial education webinar for librarians at 2:30 p.m. EST. The webinar is the first in a monthly series that will provide updates on CFPB’s activities, resources for librarians, and opportunities for questions and answers. [Read more →]

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Libraries and Adult Education Program Team Up on Digital Literacy

July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

The recent results of the international “Survey of Adult Skills” estimated that 36 million Americans are low-skilled in literacy, and 3 million are eager to gain additional education and training but are hampered by barriers such as transportation, child care, and work schedules.

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) are working together to encourage effective collaborations between libraries and federally funded adult education programs to help more Americans take advantage of the educational, employment, financial, health, social and civic resources that are available online. [Read more →]

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