LYRASIS Launches Discount Program for Unemployed Librarians

Atlanta, GA, September 17, 2009 — LYRASIS announces the launch of a discount program to support currently unemployed librarians and the library community during these difficult economic times. These librarians may take advantage of a 50% discount on classes and workshops offered by LYRASIS, whether or not they were formerly employed by a LYRASIS member institution. There is no limit to the number of classes they may take.

“This is LYRASIS’ own economic stimulus package,” said Heather Dray, director of educational services for LYRASIS. “It is critical for librarians to upgrade and expand their skills to stay marketable in 21st century libraries and LYRASIS is equipped to help.”

LYRASIS classes are offered in live online and self-paced online formats, enabling librarians across the country to participate without incurring the cost of travel. A wide array of topics include: Metadata & Cataloging; Digitization & Preservation; Technology Trends & Applications; Reference and Resource Sharing; Internet and Web Design; and many more.

To participate in the program, unemployed librarians may call LYRASIS Member Support at 800.999.8558 and request the promotional code for the discount.

Created in April, 2009 by the merger of PALINET and SOLINET and joined shortly thereafter by NELINET, LYRASIS is the nation’s largest regional membership organization serving libraries and information professionals – providing opportunities for networking and collaboration, offering innovative solutions, and significant cost savings through group purchasing for products and services. For more information, please visit