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Posted September 10, 2018

GALILEO Marketing Toolkit Available

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We are happy to announce the new GALILEO Marketing Toolkit, a site designed to help library staff raise awareness about GALILEO with their students and patrons. The Marketing Toolkit can be found in the newly reorganized About GALILEO sections under the link “For Library Staff,” where it is listed with other pages aimed at supporting library staff as they keep up with and promote GALILEO. Here’s what you’ll find:

Training

Marketing Toolkit
Presentations and Materials
Usage Statistics

Posted May 30, 2018

Let NoveList Help This Summer

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Whether you’re rocking summer reading club, helping patrons find read-alikes, or looking for your own titles to pack for vacation, NoveList Plus provides tools and strategies to make a search really work.

Summer Reading Club Tips
Libraries Rock is this summer’s theme, and we’re seeing it everywhere. If you’re still looking for ideas for book displays and programs, try this: Type < libraries rock > into the search bar on the home page, then click on the Lists & Articles tab. Among the results, you will find articles with 2018 summer reading ideas.

Use Field Codes for Greater Discovery
Sometimes the term to describe what you’re looking for appears in the body of the book review. You can mine review language using the field code RV. Example: RV “beach read” or RV “Read-aloud.” There are other great field codes that can help you find a stand-alone mystery or books by your favorite narrator.

Field Code Cheat Sheet
More summer reading strategies

Posted April 7, 2018

GALILEO Celebrates National Library Week

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National Library Week 2018 has an appropriate theme for Georgia’s libraries and GALILEO, who work together to lead schools, campuses, and communities through access to often transformative resources and services. The partnership has been going on since September 1995 when a group of librarians envisioned “One Statewide Library” with core resources and services available to students in Georgia’s schools and academic institutions and to all Georgians through the public libraries. NLW is an appropriate time to celebrate this partnership and to show appreciation for all the library people helping their users get to the resources they need.

Posted March 2, 2018

March Newsletter

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Read about updates to databases, the new statistics site, tips on saving articles to Google drive and sharing them through social media sites. The top ebook views and top Discovery searches will give you fun insight into what users out there are researching.

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Posted February 22, 2018

2018 Statistical Abstract of the United States Available

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The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, demographic, and economic conditions of the United States and is available to all GALILEO users. The online edition includes over 1400 individually indexed tables that are searchable, browsable, and downloadable into Excel.

Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book and a guide to statistical sources. Long-time users of the Statistical Abstract of the United States expect each new edition to carry forward much of the content from prior editions, as well as introduce new data as America continues to evolve. Content is updated monthly.

The 2018 edition introduces 40 new tables covering a variety of topics such as:

Quick Start LibGuide with promotional materials, recorded webinars, and useful guides
Express Link for Statistical Abstract of the United States: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zusa

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