Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


February 1, 2023

Galecia Group Public Libraries and Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery. Public Libraries & Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery (PLAID3) will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 10am to 12pm PST. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2023

Galecia Group LibraryCall service has earned the distinguished Platinum Modern Library Award for the second year in a row. The Galecia Group is pleased to announce its LibraryCall service has earned the distinguished Platinum Modern Library Award for the second year in a row. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2023

Galecia Group LibraryCall Wins National Modern Library Award. The Galecia Group announced it has received a platinum award from LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards for its LibraryCall project. LibraryCall helps libraries provide cost-effective phone and text-based services to libraries. LibraryCall's affordable services are designed to help libraries reach more people and address the challenges many communities faced even before the pandemic– limited access to library spaces and resources, unreliable Internet, and inadequate funding. [Full Announcement].

January 5, 2023

Galecia Group Los Angeles Public Library selects LibraryCall. Los Angeles Public Library has selected LibraryCall as its Dial-A-Story service provider. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall welcomes Lorena Romero. LibraryCall announced the hiring of Lorena Romero to its content development team. Romero will serve as a Spanish Content Developer, producing original stories and translations in Spanish, as well as culturally relevant content for Hispanic/Latino/Latinx communities. [Full Announcement].

September 6, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall welcomes Farsi content developer. LibraryCall is excited to announce the addition of Mariam Jalalifard to its content development team. Jalalifard will be responsible for developing Farsi content for LibraryCall's growing catalog of story recordings. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2022

Galecia Group Listen Up! LibraryCall enhances StoryWalks with audio option. LibraryCall introduced SoundTrack, a new service that allows libraries, museums, and galleries to offer a low-cost audio component to existing self-paced exhibits, including popular library StoryWalks. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall launches printable Story Sheets. LibraryCall helps libraries share stories with families wherever they are– over the phone, online, and now in print, with the launch of Story Sheets. Story Sheets are printable PDFs that accompany LibraryCall's audio stories, a library of librarian-curated and adapted children's recordings in English and Spanish. This new resource is available to all LibraryCall customers on-demand and at no added cost. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall welcomes Stephaney Cortes Alvarado. LibraryCall announced the addition of Stephaney Cortes Alvarado to its growing content development team. Cortes Alvarado will be responsible for Spanish translations and original stories. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2022

Galecia Group Visit LibraryCall at the California Library Association Annual Conference. The Galecia Group announced that it will be exhibiting at the California Library Association Annual Conference in Sacramento, CA from June 2-4th. If you'll be in attendance, please stop by and say hello at booth #104. Galecia Group be host a conference raffle for a one-year subscription to LibraryCall's Storytime Direct Dial-A-Story service. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall partners with Tolteca Press. LibraryCall announced, as part of its ongoing effort to reflect and honor the diversity of all children and families, a new partnership with San Diego-based publisher Tolteca Press. Tolteca Press is dedicated to preserving and teaching the cultural heritage of Chicano-Mexicano communities of the Southwestern region of the U.S. [Full Announcement].

March 2, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall wins National Modern Library Award. The Galecia Group announced it has received a platinum award from LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards for its LibraryCall project. LibraryCall helps libraries provide cost-effective phone and text-based services to libraries. LibraryCall's affordable services are designed to help libraries reach more people and address the challenges many communities faced even before the pandemic– limited access to library spaces and resources, unreliable Internet, and inadequate funding. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2022

Galecia Group Amanda Jacobs Foust joins The Galecia Group. The Galecia Group announced the addition of Amanda Jacobs Foust to its growing team. Foust will serve as the Outreach and Accounts Manager for The Galecia Group's BookPoints and LibraryCall services, ensuring library clients continue to receive outstanding customer service as the company grows. [Full Announcement].

December 12, 2021

Galecia Group Lauren Kratz Prushko joins LibraryCall. LibraryCall announced the addition of Content Developer Lauren Kratz Prushko to its growing team. Kratz Prushko will focus on developing diverse audio stories for LibraryCall's Dial-A-Story services. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2021

Galecia Group More Arizona Libraries Join LibraryCall Dial-A-Story Program. After a successful first year of offering Dial-A-Story at 18 libraries, all but two will be renewing their service and five new libraries are being added bringing the total to 23 Arizona customers. The project is supported by the Arizona State Library. [Full Announcement].

August 17, 2021

Galecia Group Bermuda National Library selects BookPoints app for 2021 summer reading program. The Bermuda National Library has selected and implemented The Galecia Group's BookPoints summer reading application software for the 2021 summer reading season. The Bermuda National Library is the public library service for the territory's 63,000 residents, and the summer reading program, Tails & Tales, will be aimed at the approximately 10,000 youth who live on the islands. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall StoryTime Commons supports summer reading themes. LibraryCall Dial-A-Story customers benefit from having access to our Storytime Commons which now includes stories that match the CSLP and iRead Summer Reading themes. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall's managed dial-a-story service renamed Storytime Direct. The Galecia Group's project, LibraryCall Dial-A-Story has rebranded their Dial-A-Story services as Dial-A-Story Studio and Storytime Direct. Storytime Direct allows libraries to provide high-quality, diverse content to kids without a broadband connection. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall Dial-A-Story partners with Storynory. LibraryCall, the provider of the only librarian-managed Dial-A-Story service, announced a partnership with London-based Storynory. Storynory is one of the largest sources of free and well-loved children's audiobooks online. Through this partnership, LibraryCall has added 17 classic and original stories performed by professional actors to the Storytime Commons. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall Dial-a-Story Now Available as Turnkey Service. LibraryCall, a project of The Galecia Group, offers a Dial-a-Story service that is now available as either a fully customized service for libraries or as a turnkey service requiring no staff involvement. [Full Announcement].

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