20 October 2009

Upcoming Trainings

Don't forget!

We have two new Digital Library 101 trainings for Listen Up! Vermont scheduled for

Wednesday October 21st at 3pm EDT. Access Code: email Stephanie for code
Thursday October 22nd at 10am EDT. Access Code: email Stephanie for code

Simply go to http://www.readytalk.com and log in using the access code. You will need a phone or VoIP to listen to the audio portion. The phone number is 1.866.740.1260 -- log in with the same access code for the audio. We recommend every participating library try to have one of their staff attend one of these trainings, which are a wonderful refresher and help you with 95% of the questions you will get from patrons.

Now that the One Click downloadable audio service through Recorded Books is up and running, Joe Levy is ready to give us all a refresher training. We have one scheduled for Wednesday, 10/28 at 11am in Stowe, and will be scheduling one in Brattleboro. Following these in-person trainings, we will talk to Joe about setting up some webinars, if there is interest; Joe can also possibly come to your library to see you.

Be sure to mark your attendance at http://gmlc.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/training-options/ -- that way, we can cancel any sessions without participants.

13 October 2009

Update your records... x2

It's time for two quick updates:

1. Please review your barcode and patron number ranges and ensure they will still cover your newest patrons. Need to update? Please send an email with the new range end to vtaudiobooks[at]gmail.com.

2. Please also be sure your finance department/accountant/etc has the correct address on file for the GMLC: it is no longer PO Box 1029 in Stowe, but is PO Box 264 in Middlebury, 05753.


10 October 2009

Recently Acquired Audiobooks (new & forthcoming)

2666 by Roberto BolaƱo (MP3)
Al Capone Does My Shirts byGennifer Choldenko
Born Round by Frank Bruni (MP3)
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Healing of America by Marianne Williamson
Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
My Life in France by Julia Child
Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin
The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry
Precious by Sapphire
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen & Ben Winters
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (youth edition) (MP3)
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
The Wild Things by Maurice Sendak & Dave Eggers (MP3)