What's New in LibraryAware?

Check our status page for updates on LibraryAware's system performance. 

Check out the latest issue of our monthly newsletter LibraryAware News to see our newest templates, customer inspiration, and links to our training sessions. 

November 17, 2020

Campaign Guides on marketing specific services

Check out our campaign guides for step-by-step instructions on how to promote specific library services. We have guides on reaching new cardholders, teachers, and job seekers.

Promoting Your Collection with LibraryAware video tutorial


Connect your patrons with your collection. Watch for tips on how to use LibraryAware to promote your collection with email marketing, social media, and on your website.

October 21, 2020

New NextReads Newsletters video tutorial

Watch our new Using NextReads Newsletters in LibraryAware video tutorial on our YouTube channel to find more information on how to reach your patrons with our 20+ newsletters. View the other videos in our jump start overview series to learn about the different features or give yourself a refresher. 

October 12, 2020

Learn how to engage new cardholders

Missed our last microtraining session on engaging cardholders? No fear, watch our recorded session on New LibraryAware Templates to Engage Cardholders and Turn Them into Lifelong Fans.   

September 28, 2020

Watch our new video tutorial on posting to social media
 


Want to get the word out to your patrons and community? Watch our new video tutorial on posting to social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Learn how to save an image to post to Instagram too. 

September 23, 2020

Learn how to schedule an email campaign for new cardholders



Want to schedule an email campaign for new cardholders? Check out our new help page that outlines how you can do this, featuring our new cardholder e-blast template series.

Also, sign up for our New LibraryAware Templates to Engage Cardholders and Turn Them into Lifelong Fans microtraining session on Tuesday, October 6 at 1pm ET. 

August 26, 2020

Learn how to create and edit templates as a Publisher

In case you missed the live training, watch the recording of Creating and Editing Templates as a Publisher in LibraryAware on YouTube. Check out our LibraryAware training page to see other tutorials and trainings. 

August 21, 2020

Publisher user role will be able to create and edit templates


Users with the Publisher role are now able to create and edit templates for their organization. Sign up for the training session on Wednesday, August 26 at 2pm ET. 

View Subscribers link on Newsletter List page


  
A View Subscribers link now replaces the displayed subscriber counts that were shown previously. This will allow for faster loading times on the Newsletter List page. 

Failed Newsletter send notifications



We have updated the Delivered tab to display messages when a newsletter issue send is currently in progress and when it has failed to send. When a newsletter issue send is in progress, it will be labeled “delivery in progress.” When a newsletter issue fails to send, an error message reading “Not Delivered, please contact us for assistance” will appear to the right of the newsletter issue. 

June 26, 2020

Announcing: Promotions are now folders in LibraryAware


We have changed “Promotions” to “Folders” and have introduced new tools that allow users to find, edit and publish files quickly. This update makes it easier for users to create and organize their work. Watch our video overview of the new features, and read how to create, edit, and archive folders

May 20, 2020

Watch recorded Promoting Your Books Online training session

Get new ideas for promoting your collection digitally by watching our 15-minute microtraining session: Promoting Your Books Online

April 13, 2020

Upcoming Training Session on Promoting Your Books Online


Register for our Promoting Your Books Online 15-minute microtraining session, which will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 1:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time.

Want a quick tutorial with ideas for promoting your collection digitally? Join us for an online microtraining session where you’ll get ideas and inspiration for collection marketing through email, on your website, and on social media using LibraryAware.

March 30, 2020

Want to let your patrons know about your e-books that are available to be checked out right now? Add a link to available e-books in your NextReads newsletters by following the steps here

March 23, 2020

We have resources to help you communicate about the impact of COVID-19 on your library on our special resource page. We continue to add new resources so check back.

Join us for a special live webinar that is a part of EBSCO's global webinar series:

Great Reads for Not-So-Great Times

Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 8:00 PM
All times are Eastern time zone. 

February 20, 2020

Template tailoring: Getting the right fit for social media and digital signs



Creating a social media post or digital signage? Use our widget template guide to pick out the right size for your needs.

February 17, 2020

New navigation bar and larger widgets coming this week


The week of February 17, LibraryAware will have an uptime deployment to enable the following updates: 
  • You will be able to add your library's privacy policy to email opt-in pages.
  • The links you click to navigate around LibraryAware will be moved into the black bar at the top of the page for improved accessibility.
  • We're adding an icon in the navigation bar that links to this "What's New in LibraryAware" page where you can learn about LibraryAware's newest product features, documentation, tips, content and more.
  • The LibraryAware.com page, where some of you log in, will get a new look.
  • LibraryAware widgets, which enable you to create carousels and images to embed on the web, will get upgrades that allow you to create and post larger, higher-resolution images to social media, digital signage, websites and more.
For more information about these features, click here.

LibraryAware will remain available during this week's deployment, and you should be able to use the system as you normally do. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at libraryaware@ebsco.com

December 16, 2019

Browse all templates feature coming Thursday


We heard your feedback on how you love browsing templates within a format. Starting Thursday around mid-day (EST), just go to the Promotions Tab, click the Create Item link, then under the Refine Results sidebar on the left, click on the format you want to browse to see all templates in that format. (Once the browsing feature is live, you'll need to refresh your browser to see it.) 

December 13, 2019

Want to supercharge your LibraryAware search? Watch our new video tutorial here:


November 21, 2019

You all have spoken, and we are here to deliver! We are proud to unveil our shiny new search bar, getting you to one of our 7,500+ and growing templates even faster than before!  

You can find our new search bar in two different ways:

  • Click on the Home button at the top of your screen, and you will find the search bar above the New Releases section.

  • Or click on the Promotions button at the top of your screen, and then click the Create Item under the Promotion you would like your item saved in.  

  •  You will then be taken to the search bar page.


Once you type in your search terms, whether it is “storytime” or “summer reading,” you will be able to refine your results on the left. You can refine your results by organizations, formats, and audience.
 

For example, you can search “storytime” and then check the Bookmark-2-page checkbox to find just the templates that have that keyword and format.


You can also use the Sort drop down menu located under the search bar and on the right. The search results will default to the most relevant results first, but you can also choose to sort by:

  • Date Created – Newest First
  • Date Created – Oldest First
  • Template Name – A to Z
  • Template Name – Z to A  


The number of results returned from your search will display under the search bar. 


You can navigate through the pages of results at the bottom of the page by clicking on the arrows or the page numbers.

 

Once you have found a template you would like to use, click on the Preview button to take a closer look. 


Click on the blue Create button from either the template thumbnail or the preview to open the template up in the editor. Make your changes, save, and spread the word with another beautiful LibraryAware template!

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