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Califa Virtual Vendor Fair 2020

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· Stage
Welcome message and instructions on how to navigate Hopin
2020-10-15T08:45:00Z 2020-10-15T08:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Welcome Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Explore the innovative, new BiblioCommons functionality designed to build and deepen patron engagement with personalized experiences.
Alyx Park
2020-10-15T09:00:00Z 2020-10-15T09:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Bibliocommons Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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See how can be used to support students, parents, and teachers this virtual school year to help meet all the demands of virtual learning.
Dave  Wills
2020-10-15T09:00:00Z 2020-10-15T09:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Engaging your creative community: Califa community projects. Public libraries are making huge virtual impacts with innovative publishing projects.
Mitchell Davis
2020-10-15T09:00:00Z 2020-10-15T09:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Biblioboard Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Learn how to easily manage your events, rooms, app, website, curbside service, self-check & more, plus new updates for your COVID response.
Andrew Johnson Suzanne Marsalisi
2020-10-15T10:00:00Z 2020-10-15T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Communico Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Gale Cengage
Learn about Gale Engage—a web-based solution that centralizes a public library’s data, allowing for simplified analysis and outreach.
Amanda Winchel
2020-10-15T10:00:00Z 2020-10-15T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Gale+Cengage Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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SimplyE and enki Library
SimplyE makes all of your library’s ebooks and audiobooks purchased from multiple vendors available to find, read or listen to in one app!
paula mackinnon
2020-10-15T10:00:00Z 2020-10-15T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles SimplyE+and+enki+Library Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Learn more about Flipster, Job & Career Accelerator, & Prenda Coding Club, the first self-paced “Learn to Code” program for kids and adults.
Donna Liss Janice Lentz
2020-10-15T11:00:00Z 2020-10-15T11:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles EBSCO Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Increase e-book access for all using SimplyE and the DPLA Exchange, the e-book marketplace built by and for libraries.
Michele Kimpton Micah May Jill Blades
2020-10-15T11:00:00Z 2020-10-15T11:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles DPLA Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Discover better workforce tools in a constantly evolving library of learning materials that can help turn people's potential into reality.
Andrew Keddy Julia Stockford Cristobal Vasquez Santiago Chavez Jordan Harris
2020-10-15T11:00:00Z 2020-10-15T11:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Skillsoft Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Join the networking area to meet other California library staff in a speed-dating type setting!
2020-10-15T12:00:00Z 2020-10-15T12:50:00Z America/Los_Angeles Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Exhibit Hall
Busy with sessions? Use this time to catch up with other vendors you may have missed.
2020-10-15T12:00:00Z 2020-10-15T12:50:00Z America/Los_Angeles Exhibit+Hall Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
After-lunch welcome back
Another quick run-through of how to use the vendor fair interface for post-lunch arrivals.
2020-10-15T12:50:00Z 2020-10-15T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles After-lunch+welcome+back Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Baker & Taylor
Join the B&T California Team to learn about our collection workflow and content solutions to help you better face today's challenges.
Rita King Jane Herb Patrick Moore
2020-10-15T13:00:00Z 2020-10-15T13:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Baker+%26+Taylor Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Please join us as we examine several resources from Infobase that you can use to stay connected with your library patrons.
Steve Finch Angel DeRue
2020-10-15T13:00:00Z 2020-10-15T13:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Infobase Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Expanding your virtual career services? CareerExplorer digital resource connects patrons with careers. Patrons can 'book a librarian' too.
Katherine DeRosear
2020-10-15T13:00:00Z 2020-10-15T13:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Headed2 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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See how myLIBRO has enabled more than 250,000 curbside pickups, creating a seamless experience for patrons and staff.
Jordan Howard
2020-10-15T14:00:00Z 2020-10-15T14:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles MyLIBRO Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Leveraging Digital Programs to Support Your Communities Now
Melissa  Sutherland Maren Misevich
2020-10-15T14:00:00Z 2020-10-15T14:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Scholastic Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Counting Opinions
Learn about services that enable you to capture transactional, overview, state, and patron data to use to protect your library’s funding.
Lindsay Thompson
2020-10-15T14:00:00Z 2020-10-15T14:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Counting+Opinions Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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XR Libraries
There’s a lot to think about when reopening libraries. Transform the library world of work, play and learning with safe, clean XR.
Mark Andersen John MacLeod
2020-10-15T15:00:00Z 2020-10-15T15:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles XR+Libraries Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Databases in International Languages: We will cover briefly the most relevant databases distributed worldwide by DIGITALIA
Xavier Claret
2020-10-15T15:00:00Z 2020-10-15T15:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles DIGITALIA Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Pronunciator changes lives by helping Americans, both new and old, learn to communicate in 98% of the world's most popular languages.
Robert Thayer
2020-10-15T15:00:00Z 2020-10-15T15:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Pronunciator Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Kono Inc.
A demonstration of Kono Library, one of the largest Asian magazine collections in the world, which grew to 2 million users during COVID.
Stanley Chien
2020-10-15T16:00:00Z 2020-10-15T16:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Kono+Inc. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Take a tour of BookBrowse and discover the very best books and a wealth of enriching resources for readers -- all in a user-friendly format.
Elena Spagnolie
2020-10-15T16:00:00Z 2020-10-15T16:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles BookBrowse Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Pass It Down
Turn assets, history & culture into amazing online exhibits & touchscreen experiences to increase community engagement online & in-person.
Chris Cummings
2020-10-15T16:00:00Z 2020-10-15T16:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Pass+It+Down Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Mark Andersen

Co-founder and CEO, Lifeliqe

Chris Cummings

Founder & CEO, Pass It Down

Jill Blades

Ebooks Outreach Program Leader, DPLA

Micah May

Director of Ebook Services, DPLA

Michele Kimpton

Director of Development and Senior Strategist, DPLA

Alissa Bankowski

Creative Director, Biblioboard

Emily Gooding


Lindsay Thompson

Director, Customer Support, Counting Opinions

Stanley Chien

Co-Founder, Kono

Jamey Fish

Chief Growth Officer, Pass It Down

Jordan Howard

Sales Manager, myLIBRO

paula mackinnon

Executive Director, Califa Group

Stanley Chien

Co-Founder, Kono

Dave Wills

Account Manager, Libraries,

Luke Miller


John MacLeod

Director, XRLibraries

Suzanne Marsalisi

Marketing Manager, Communico

Andrew Johnson


Rita King

CATS Manager - Western Region, Baker & Taylor

Andrew Keddy

Customer Success Manager, Skillsoft

Cristobal Vasquez

Technology Training Specialist, Skillsoft

Julia Stockford

Account Director, Skillsoft

Jane Herb

Enterprise Sales Manager, Southern California, Baker & Taylor

Santiago Chavez

Team Lead, Customer Success, Skillsoft

Patrick Moore

Enterprise Sales Manager, Northern California, Baker & Taylor

Shannon Yabut


Maren Misevich


Melissa Sutherland

Account Executive, Scholastic Library Publishing

Janice Lentz

Regional Sales Manager (Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and Southern California), EBSCO

Donna Liss

Regional Sales Manager (Northern California, Utah, Oregon, Washington and Alaska), EBSCO

Jordan Harris

Partner Relations, Skillsoft

Amanda Winchel


Diana Doetzel


Elise Gold


Angel DeRue

Director of Training, Infobase

Mark Haley


Steve Finch


Davina Morgan-Witts

Publisher, BookBrowse

Xavier Claret


Katherine DeRosear

EVP, Strategic Initiatives, Headed2

Robert Thayer

Institutional Sales, Pronunciator

Robert Savage

Managing Member, Pronunciator and BlueBird

Alyx Park


Sophie K

Events & Marketing Specialist, Bibliocommons

Elena Spagnolie

Library Specialist, BookBrowse

Mitchell Davis

Founder and CEO, Bibliolabs

Roy Serrao

Library Relations Manager, Bibliolabs

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Hosted by

Califa Group

Califa Group is a nonprofit library membership consortium of more than 230 libraries and is the largest library network in California.


Vendor Booths

We fit a lot into a small space. Learn all the aspects of a booth here.


Community Engagement Tools In Your Library, For Your Community


Your Guide to Exceptional Books


Helping libraries increase usage through technology


International languages databases

EBSCO Information Services

Improving Research Around the World

Gale, a Cengage company

Gale, here for everyone.

Headed2 LLC

Democratizing Career Information


Engage patrons of all ages and interests with high-interest, educational resources.


Asian magazines anywhere, anytime


The New Library: Structure Your Re-Opening with myLIBRO


Learn 163 languages. World's largest language database


World's largest audio library, 6 million hours of language-learning content

Scholastic Digital Solutions

Supporting students of all levels and abilities in their journey to learn to read and read to learn.

Unlock Their Potential


Stepping into the Virtual World

Baker & Taylor

Supporting librarians to lead the future of learning and literacy since 1828

BiblioCommons Inc

Love Your Online Library

Counting Opinions

Empowering Decisions

Digital Public Library of America

DPLA Exchange, Your Partner for Equitable Ebook Access

Pass It Down

Create award-winning online & touchscreen exhibits!


Unleash your Edge

The leading video resource in classical music, opera and dance

Library Ideas, LLC

Providing Innovative Digital Solutions to Libraries Everywhere

A message from Jujubee

A cameo message to Califa Vendor Fair attendees by Jujubee

A story from Paula Poundstone

A Cameo message to California library workers

Giveaway: Open Source Shields

Two attendees will win a set of 25 face shields for their library!