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Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years. Gale is passionate about supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries by providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to promote information discovery, enable learning, and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in their communities. For more information, visit


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Baker and TaylorBaker & Taylor Inc. is the world’s largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide.


BeanstackBeanstack is a customized web application designed to engage families with young readers and to facilitate your library’s summer reading programs for all ages. It starts with sending patrons a weekly recommendation of a book and event at your library. Families are also provided with interactive learning guides selected by your librarians, tools for tracking their reading, and badges that encourage them to visit their local branch. 43% of Beanstack users do not have a library card when signing up and over half use the service primarily on mobile devices. Clients range from large, regional systems to smaller, single location libraries including Brooklyn Public Library, Calgary Public Library, North Central Regional Library, and Skokie Public Library.


3MBibliotheca is dedicated to the development, deployment and support of library technology solutions, designed to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer service. We focus on public, private and academic library markets, with a reach that extends across the globe, with direct operational offices in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North and South America, together with over 70 dedicated distributors. We are proud to work with over 30,000 unique library sites with a deployed equipment range in excess of 10,000 individual self-service units, 6,000 security systems and over 650 automated materials handling (sorter) systems. In addition, our digital platform features content from over 1,000 publishers and is available through almost 3,000 libraries.


CIVICTechnologies works with library leaders to help them understand their communities through in-depth data analysis and use that knowledge to align strategies with community needs and manage organizational change. Our flagship service—CommunityConnect–is the leading web software integrating libraries’ customer, checkout, and other data with demographic and market segmentation data. Libraries including Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Denver Public Library, Skokie Public Library, and King County Library System use CommunityConnect to better understand their communities, predict people’s needs, and deliver more relevant services.


Collection HQcollectionHQ is the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution which is used in over 250 North American public libraries today. Based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) methodology, collectionHQ provides action plans to help librarians develop and manage their collection, saving time and money, improving turnover and aligning the collection with local demand. What’s more, collectionHQ is the only solution that works in conjunction with any ILS system so even if you change ILS vendor, historic circulation will be retained.  For more information please visit


Hooplahoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.


IngramWe value the respective roles that public and school libraries play in our communities. Ingram Library Services® offers public and K-12 libraries the broadest inventory of content, with access to over 13 million titles and a broad range of products and services. Through our easy selection and ordering tools, customized cataloging and processing offerings, and expertly managed Collection Development programs and services, we are uniquely positioned to support the libraries of today and of the future.


InnovativeInnovative is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolios of library automation products on the market today, including the Sierra LMS, Polaris ILS, and Vital digital asset manager. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.


Lead The ChangeLibrary Journal’s Lead the Change series offers timely resources and tools to stay ahead of the innovations and changes steering the library profession. Librarians can attend in-person, hands-on events ranging from leadership skill development to engagement marketing, or live and on-demand webcasts focused on user experience. Lead the Change programs are designed for ALL library staff members and stakeholders – directors, managers and supervisors; trustees; and staff at every level across all departments in public, academic and school (K-12) institutions. You may attend alone or in groups with peers. Directors are encouraged to send staff members to our live events for a unique team building experience; groups of five or more will receive 10% off of each ticket.


TechLogicTech Logic focuses exclusively on serving libraries. As a caring industry pioneer, we serve all patrons and staff by offering the most innovative and reliable solutions for your library. Our truly American designed and manufactured products transform the tedium associated with material handling & automation, patron self-service, security systems, education technology, and mobile device management. Tech Logic delivers streamlined, cost-effective and people centric patented products and processes enhancing the user experience for all members of your community. is your trusted partner in digital learning in libraries. Currently used statewide in six states and being piloted by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, engages students with on-demand, online homework help and tutoring in over 25 subjects. Known throughout North America for our love of libraries and librarians, helps enrich your teen programming with an added team of education experts and extend your service hours with our interactive, virtual classroom. For more information or to connect with us today, visit


November 12-13, 2015

District of Columbia
Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Library
901 G. Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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