Lora Cokolat is a Collection Development and Reading Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District, working in the District’s Services and Support Center in Campbell, California. Lora purchases e-books, DVDs, book club kits, and e-magazines to support patrons who use the district’s seven libraries and two bookmobiles. Part of the District’s mission is to provide diverse resources on a wide variety of subjects and viewpoints, and to help people use those resources—a task right up the alley of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).
In this Success Story, you’ll read more about the benefits that GVRL provides to the patrons of the Santa Clara County Library District, including: concurrent access by multiple users; convenient access—at the library, from home, or via GVRL’s mobile app; a friendly interface and powerful, yet easy-to-use search functions that help users quickly find what they need. You’ll also learn about the features that the librarians love, including the Subcollection Manager, which allows them to build customized collections with ease, and the fact that GVRL’s extensive selection of e-resources allows them to move away from print references, freeing up storage space for other uses.