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Cobblers’ Kids, Unite! Resources Just for Library Staff

Posted on August 12, 2015
By Tina Creguer

We’ve all heard the expression that it’s the cobbler’s kids that have no shoes. Too often, the analogy applies in libraries. Collections are painstakingly developed for all types of community members, but library staff lack the professional development resources that could help them develop new competencies.

Now you can build core competencies with special GVRL eBook collections geared toward professional library staff. The custom collections that deepen job satisfaction were just updated with new titles and include Chandos Publishing, Information Today, Libraries Unlimited, Linworth, and Wiley and is based on the WebJunction’s Competency Index 2014, which is endorsed by the American Library Association. Covered are:

  • Essential library competencies
  • Library collections
  • Library management
  • Public services
  • Technology

The award-winning GVRL platform is ideal for library staff with:

  • Simultaneous access – allowing an unlimited number of staffers to access materials at the same time
  • Self-directed learning – with the ability to access and consume content in your own time and from wherever you want
  • Article-level indexing + PDFs combined –read a publication cover to cover OR cross-search across all titles to find articles on a particular topic
  • Highlighting and notes – user-friendly tools help you capture and act on an “ah-ha” moment, allowing you to make notes and highlight text
  • Flexibility –access GVRL on any Internet-connected device, or download articles for offline reading on their favorite eReader.

Go ahead. Get yourself (and your team) some new kicks and a whole new way to love your jobs. You can access a free two-week trial and check out the complete title list today.

What about PD for your patrons? Our eBook Specialists are always available to help you fill gaps in your nonfiction eBook collection. Reach out today to learn more about customizing your collections for your patrons.



tina.creguerAbout the Author

Tina has been a library fan-girl since childhood, when she visited weekly with her family.  She can be found many mornings standing outside her hometown library at opening time, waiting to nab a study room.


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