Thursday, July 31, 2014

New OneClickdigital eAudio app

Recorded Books announces the full release of their new OneClickdigital eAudio app.  The new app is available for download or upgrade in the app store for all iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook Color users.  Users can search for OneClickdigital in the app store and select the OneClickdigital eAudio Player.
The new eAudio app is full of new features and enhancements, allowing for users to download individual chapters and titles, easily search for content, have multiple user profiles, and more easily view and manage their checked out titles. 

Patrons using the new OneClickdigital eAudio app for the first time will be required to enter their OneClickdigital username and password to log in.  For those that may have forgotten this information, they can visit their library’s OneClickdigital website, go to the Login page and select “Forgot your password”.  This will generate an email that will allow them to login to the service.
West Virginia Library Commission patrons have access to OneClickdigital with their WVLC library card. For information about signing up for OneClickdigital or for obtaining a WVLC library card send an email to

Monday, July 28, 2014

Capitol Reads

July's Capitol Read is The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes
A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre.

This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.
More information about Capitol Reads selections can be found on the WVLC website.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Promote Your Summer Reading Program

Want to promote your summer reading program? Use a photo release form such as this one, then take some photos of your summer readers and attach them to an email addressed to

WVLC will display the photos on the West Virginia Summer Reading Program 2014 Flickr page after a few days. Get out those cameras and phones!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Library Update Available to View

A new episode of Library Update is up on YouTube. This is part one of Episode 30, Surveys and Statistics. Make sure to catch parts 2 and 3 of the episode as well.

The West Virginia Library Commission is committed to promoting, assisting, and supporting high quality library services and information resources to all West Virginia residents. This includes getting relevant information out to library directors, their staff, and patrons through various formats. Currently the Library Commission uses its website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, Library Lookout and other e-bulletins, and now YouTube, to disseminate information. 
WVLC plans on bringing you current programs, topics, and trends. This broad spectrum includes partnerships, training, programming, and service. We want this program to be a useful, entertaining resource for you. If you ever have any questions or comments regarding topics on this show, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-642-9021. 
This program is not intended to act as a calendar of events, but as a vehicle of ideology and practical tips. Specific event information can always be found on our website and at your local libraries.
The video in this post is the first segment of the episode. Check it out, then view parts 2 and 3. Make sure you subscribe to the West Virginia Library Commission YouTube channel so you don't miss the newest episodes!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Managing the Library Video Project- Library Management Institute (LMI)


Videos are being sought to be included in a new media project, Managing the Library, which will be a web series featuring interviews with library directors and managers from across the country talking about what makes a library manager successful. The web series is scheduled to debut in the fall and will be publicly distributed.

LMI is seeking videos from libraries throughout the United States for inclusion in the series. The video should be no more than 12 minutes long and should be 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) or 25.0 frames per second. Your submitted video should be a recorded interview with one or more members of your administrative team and should address what makes a library manager successful in his or her job. Special attention should be given to sharing your management philosophy, your tips to new library managers, how you ensure optimum working relationships with your staff, or any other advice you wish to share with your colleagues.

The deadline to submit your video for inclusion in the series is July 15, 2014. All submissions should be sent to
Several weeks ago, at the Library Management Institute Summer Conference, we interviewed several of the library managers in attendance and asked them about their ideas on what makes a great library manager. You can view those interviews by clicking here. This can also provide an example for your videos.

For information on the Managing the Library Project, contact us at or 609-744-9242.