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June was an exciting month for EasyBib! We attended the 2013 ISTE and ALA conferences, scheduled our Summer PD Series, our App reached 200,000 downloads, and our “Export to EasyBib” option was added to ProQuest.
We ended the month with a feature in eContent Quarterly, a publication of the American Library Association.
In the issue, co-CEO and co-founder Neal Taparia tells his story of how EasyBib began as an idea in high school and was turned into a reality in “How Bibliographies Inspired Innovation: From EasyBib to ResearchReady.”
After looking into trends in the information sciences and library community, the EasyBib team came to the conclusion that there should be a tool that promotes “research readiness” – and ResearchReady was born! Through ResearchReady we hope to enable librarians to teach their students research skills using an information-literacy curriculum filled with fun, interactive content.Read More
Librarians are librarians, even without books. I was reminded of this deceptively simple concept at the 2013 ALA Conference during the session, “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – The future of learning?” The use of digital resources, such as MOOCs, electronic databases and e-books, are increasing everyday. As a result, the need for physical libraries is in question. However, this doesn’t equate to the disappearance of libraries or the banishing of librarians themselves.Read More
This year I attended my first ever ALA Annual Conference, held at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago. I had left for Chicago with no idea of what to expect, and I was surprised and amazed at the energy and excitement brought by the many people that came to this event.
Kalle and Wendy, our Outreach Librarians, were there to answer questions about EasyBib and ResearchReady. We also listened to feedback and criticism on what we could do to improve our products and services. Thank you for taking the time to do so.Read More
EasyBib’s biggest (little) fans are seen here sporting this summer’s hottest new librarian accessory: EasyBib Library temporary tattoos
You can get your very own “I <3 Books" or "Super Librarian" temporary tattoo if you'll be at ALA in Anaheim, CA June 21-26. All you have to do is stop by booth #2204 and say "hey" to your pals at EasyBib! We look forward to meeting lots of new friends.Read More