Ebook Central Updated to HTTPS September 26th

This update impacts all PALCI Members using the Ebook Central platform.

The ProQuest Ebook Central platform, including the LibCentral administrative portal, is now updated to HTTPS, enabling an encrypted, more secure way to communicate between browsers and our services.

Links are redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS, so you don't need to reload MARC records.

If your organization uses proxies to access Ebook Central, you will need to update links and certificates to support HTTPS if you haven't already. This support article shows how to complete changes in proxy servers and provides answers to common questions.

Please note that if your library hosts its own EZProxy, you'll need to upgrade to version 6.2.2. Some libraries may need more time to make this change, and ProQuest will continue to support the TLS 1.0 protocol used in EZProxy 5.7.44 so that your library may benefit from using HTTPS. However, OCLC ended support for 5.7.44 in August, and ProQuest's ability to troubleshoot future issues will be limited. 

Need help? For any support issues, please contact


New Position Opening - Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Saint Joseph's University


Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Full Time, 12 months, 35 hours/week

Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
Saint Joseph's University 
Philadelphia, PA 

The Interlibrary Loan Coordinator is responsible for administering and implementing the Interlibrary Loan functions of the Library. The Coordinator functions as the technical expert in the operation of the Library’s ILL automation systems; interacts with faculty, students, administrators, and external agencies concerning interlibrary loan transactions; and coordinates aspects of interlibrary loan with most other Library units. Consults with the Associate Director on policy issues, exceptions, problem transactions, and user questions.

For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:

Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. 



PALCI Update for Directors, Sept 15 @ 2pm

PALCI New Directors Orientation Webinar

PALCI will host its first PALCI Update for Directors webinar on September 15th at 2pm. It will include a high-level update on current PALCI programs. The main audience is intended to be deans and directors new to the consortium, but it will also be a great refresher for all PALCI Deans & Directors since PALCI programs are constantly changing. A link to register has been sent to all Deans & Directors, or you may contact if you would like to attend. Hope you can join us!


Registration Now Open for ACRL DVC Program: News and Media Literacy

Registration is now open for the ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter’s fall program! 

Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017

Location: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Register for the event:


The current political climate has called into question basic ideals of information quality. Objectivity, bias, opinion, fact, and evidence are thrown into question at every turn. The old standbys for teaching source evaluation now seem insufficient. So how do we teach our students to be smart and ethical information consumers and producers? We will hear from media scholars and journalists about professional practices and principles and the impact of technology and other forces that shape the news. We will also hear from librarians who are using innovative methods for teaching students to critically examine sources of information.


The program will consist of a keynote presentation, panel discussion, lighting talks, and end with a Chapter meeting.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.




Award-winning author and journalist, Dr. Pamela Newkirk, is a professor at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her books include Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media; Letters from Black America; and her 2015 book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, (HarperCollins). Newkirk will present her research on race and the news and discuss current trends and issues in the field of journalism.


Panel Discussion

Tom Ipri is the Associate Director for Public Services & Programming at St. Joseph’s University (Moderator).

Vanessa Schipani works for Annenberg Public Policy Center and is a Science Writer at

Mark Dent is a reporter for Billy Penn and Politifact: Pennsylvania Edition

Sarah Hartman-Caverly is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Delaware County Community College.


Lightning Talks

Practitioners will share examples of their work on a project, a technique used, a resource created, or other strategies that relate to news literacy.

Submit a proposal before October 20


Call for Submissions: ACRL DVC Fall Program Lighting Round

The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: 

Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness.

The event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Read more about the program schedule and speakers:

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? Excited about a simple but powerful technique that you want to share with interested colleagues? Submit a lightning round proposal to teach folks to spot false, misleading, and all other shades of duplicitous public discourse. Topics may include…


  • Statistics in reporting
  • Scientific studies in the news
  • Bias in the news
  • Evaluating non-textual information (photos, video, infographics)
  • Government sources
  • Filter bubbles

There is no slide limit, but the round cannot exceed 10 minutes, so practice, practice, practice!

Submit your proposal online:  

Deadline: October 20, 2017



New Position Opening - Electronic Resources and Administrative Librarian, Carlow University 

Electronic Resources and Administrative Librarian 

Carlow University invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources and Administrative Librarian. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Library and Learning Commons. As an integral member of our team of librarians, the person in this position will manage all electronic resources, services, and systems. S/he will assist Public Services with in-person and online reference services, book displays, and online tutorials. The position requires that one creates and maintains library public relations materials and provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director. 

For a full description of the position, requirements, and information on how to submit an application, please see Employment Opportunities under Human Resources at or click on the following link: