LION Welcomes New Directors

LION Welcomes New Directors Libraries Online, Inc. is pleased to announce the arrival of two new directors to its consortium. Deborah Smith is Executive Director of the Essex Library Association. She brings a great depth of library experience to Essex, including tenures at Miss Porter’s School, West Hartford Public Library, and Wethersfield Public Library. A… Continue reading LION Welcomes New Directors

LION Library Directors Retire

LION is grateful for the many contributions of Karen Roesler, who is retiring from the directorship of the Meriden Public Library after 11 years in the position. Prior to coming to Meriden, Karen spent 24 years as the Co-Director of the Wallingford Public Library. During her career-spanning association with LION, Karen served in a variety… Continue reading LION Library Directors Retire

LION Embarks On Three Year Strategic Plan

LION Embarks On Three Year Strategic Plan Libraries Online, Inc., a 28-member library consortium, is in the first stages of a three-year strategic plan. Three working groups have been charged with the following tasks, with a completion date of 28 June 2019: Governance Working Group Revised mission; Updated by-laws, general policies, and membership guidelines; Redesigned… Continue reading LION Embarks On Three Year Strategic Plan

LION LAUNCHES NEW OPAC INTERFACE

Libraries Online, Inc. (LION) launched Pika on Monday, 14 May 2018. Built on the foundation of Villanova University’s VuFind, Pika is a discovery layer developed by Colorado’s Marmot Library Consortium. In use in libraries and library consortia in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, LION is Pika’s first New England partner. Known for… Continue reading LION LAUNCHES NEW OPAC INTERFACE

East Hampton Public Library Joins Libraries Online

East Hampton Public Library went live with Libraries Online on Wednesday, 6 December 2017. In addition to transitioning to Sierra for its integrated library system, East Hampton’s membership allows them to take advantage of LION’s downloadable media (Overdrive, RBDigital), exclusive delivery service, and technology support. Director Ellen Paul says, “A big thank you goes out… Continue reading East Hampton Public Library Joins Libraries Online

LION Announces Supplemental Delivery Services to Member Libraries

LION Announces Supplemental Delivery Services to Member Libraries The Board of Trustees of Libraries Online, Inc., (LION) has contracted with Riverbend Express of Portland, CT, to provide supplemental delivery services among member libraries. Its purpose is to enhance the consortium’s resource sharing capabilities. The service begins on Monday, September 18, 2017. Patrons of LION member… Continue reading LION Announces Supplemental Delivery Services to Member Libraries

Executive Director Update

Alan Hagyard Retires from Libraries Online After ten years as its Executive Director, Alan Hagyard, has retired from Libraries Online. During his tenure, Alan oversaw the expansion of LION’s use of technology to provide high quality resources and services to member library patrons, maintained its reputation for dedicated service, and wisely managed its resources in… Continue reading Executive Director Update