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Niche Academy
Increase your eResource
usage with Niche Academy

Why should your library integrate Niche Academy with your existing online resources? To dramatically increase circulation of your electronic resources, that’s why.

Traditional resource promotion methods such as signage in the library and social media posts may help with awareness, but they don’t overcome technical obstacles and they don’t help patrons connect the eResources with their own real needs and interests.

You can ensure that eResource training always available online to patrons and staff. And with Niche Academy you know that the tutorials are always up to date.

More effective online training for patrons and staff is the key to successfully addressing those barriers.  Suffolk Public Library went from disappointing eResource circulation numbers to a 70% increase in 1 year using online training for patrons and staff. They implemented Niche Academy. You can hear about their experience and others from Jared Oates of Niche Academy in the video below.

Niche Academy Case Study Video

Some libraries have been very creative about their use of the academies and the resources they offer. Have a browse around the Barrie Public Library program portal – Review their Family Story time videos in their ages 1-3 preshcool fun section, learn from their book reviews in the Book chats section. There is even a Gardening Buzz section with videos grouped into gardening topics. The use of Niche Academy is only limited by your imagination – so go wild with your academy!

Of course Niche Academy is not only for library patron use but is also a sophisticated staff training resource. The staff academy allows self-paced learning where the admin team can easily assess progress of the learner and review assessment results. This resource places learning under the learner’s control and, at the same time, offers a consistent and assessibile training opportunity.

EnvisionWare is your local reseller for this exciting and innovative solution. We know this will be a great addition to your public services but also to your staff development programs.

For more information contact us at or call +61 8 8132 5800.