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Meescan

Timeline: Ongoing 

Receive a 10% discount on an annual Meescan license. Also, any libraries new to Meescan that purchase before March 31, 2025 will receive a $200 equipment credit to put towards the costs of kiosks or security stations.

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Larissa Orman – 10/2023

Larissa is a circulation aide at Belgrade Community Library in Belgrade, MT serving a population of just under 125,000. Larissa has been a member of ACL since 2019.

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Right Where You Are

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”  (1 Peter 4:12, NIV)

Anxiety is something that many of us deal with in our daily lives. Recent circumstances in our world have made anxious thoughts commonplace. How can we overcome anxious thoughts? How do we not allow anxious thoughts to permeate every aspect of our lives, including our jobs?

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Randy Miller – 9/2023

Randy is the Graduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (100,000+ FTE). Randy has been a member of ACL since 2005.

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EBSCO

Religious eBook Collections

Timeline: Annually (Mid-Sept-Dec) 

Four new customized collections of EBSCO eBooks in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry/Missions, Education, and Mental Health.

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Anchored in Hope

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:18-19a NIV)

Throughout our lives, many of us will find ourselves in a season of drift or insecurity. Unmoored and untethered to a comfortable and firm foundation, like a boat without an anchor, it is in these times that we find ourselves searching for truth, connection, and stability. We find ourselves drawn to hope.

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Third Iron

LibKey

Timeline: Ongoing 

Third Iron is offering CLC members a minimum of 15 percent off the list price of their standard LibKey subscription, which includes LibKey Discovery, LibKey Links, LibKey Nomad, LibKey.io, and BrowZine (basic level of BrowZine only).

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Bethany Radcliffe – 8/2023

Bethany Radcliffe is the Adjunct Lecturer (Remote Position) at the iSchool of University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, IL (33,000 FTE). Bethany has been a member of ACL since 2018.

Describe yourself using a book title: It depends on which hat I’m wearing. As a librarian, Book Woman of Troublesome Creek probably describes me best. Providing patrons with information at the point-of-need is my ultimate goal. I like to look for creative ways to meet information needs outside of the four walls of the library. As a parent, I’m attempting to convince my children that French Kids Eat Everything and that they should too!

What’s the best thing about being a librarian? Empowering patrons to conduct research confidently.

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OverDrive

Timeline: Ongoing 

Join with other CLC members to build a shared academic digital collection from Overdrive. Discounted annual participation fee is based on FTE.

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Michael Wells – 7/2023

Michael is the Library Director at Wilmington College in Wilmington, OH (1013 FTE). Michael has been an ACL member for ten years.

Describe yourself using a book title: The Power of a Praying Parent

What’s the best thing about being a librarian? For me, the best thing about being a librarian is the ability to work with a variety of people and to learn (both good and bad) from the experiences. Having worked at a variety of libraries over the years, I have been blessed to work with many great colleagues and customers and have loved learning about their lives and sharing my life with them.

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