PUG Day Webinar Series

PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Day) is an annual event dedicated to professional development, networking, and continuing education. This year PUG Day went virtual!

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Smith at elizabeth.smith@railslibraries.info

FAQ

  • How do I watch a recorded webinar?  Please allow up to 24 hours after the event date for the recording to be available. Select the webinar you would like to view below. Fill out the form to register and then view the on-demand recording. See this guide for details. 
  • A group of us will be watching a webinar, do we need to register individually? For attendance statistics, please email Elizabeth Smith at elizabeth.smith@railslibraries.info with the number of staff watching the webinar and your library's name. Or each staff person should register individually. 
  • What is PUG Day? PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Day) is an annual event dedicated to professional development, networking, and continuing education.
  • When is PUG Day? PUG Days webinar series kicks off on August 18, 2020 and continue into September. Webinars are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays with bonus webinars on Friday, August 28, 2020.
  • How do I attend? The schedule with registration links for the Zoom webinars is below! There is no cost to attend the webinars. There is no per library limit with this new format. 
  • Who should attend? PUG Day sessions are provided on both PrairieCat-specific topics as well as topics of interest to all types of libraries. Any staff from Fully Participating, Basic Online, or Union List PrairieCat member libraries should attend. Staff from non-PrairieCat libraries are welcome to attend. 

PUG Days 2020 Schedule   |   Calendar View

Thank you to our presenters, PUG Day Planning Team, and attendees for a successful PUG Days 2020. See below for session recordings and presentation documents. 

Presentations and Supporting Documents

To view the recording, select the webinar below then register to watch the on-demand webinar. See this guide for instructions. Log in to access full content.

Fine Free Panel   |  Tue, Aug 18 at 10:00 AM  (recorded)
Presenters: Rici Dale, Public Services Coordinator at Reddick Public Library District; Hilaree Lombardo, Library Director at Oregon Public Library District; Emily Porter, Library Director Byron Public Library District

Onboarding and Training New Employees   |   Tue, Aug 18 at 2:00 PM  (recording for PrairieCat members only)
Presenter:  Rici Dale, Public Service Coordinator at Reddick Public Library District

OMNI Collection Development Q and A   |   Thu, Aug 20 at 10:00 AM  (recording for PrairieCat members only)
Presenter: Lisa Powell Williams, Adult/Young Adult Services Coordinator at Moline Public Library and OMNI Overdrive Chair

 Dynamic Programming on a Shoestring Budget    |    Thu, Aug 20 at 2:00 PM  (recorded)
Presenters: Victoria Blackmer, Assistant Director at Robert R. Jones Public Library District; Lori Howard, Children's Services Director at East Moline Public Library; Marta Timbrook, Children's Library Associate at Moline Public Library

Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How, the CMC Catalogs Your Local Genealogy Items  |  Tue, Aug 25 at 10:00 AM (recorded - 30 min session)
Presenters: Cheri Schuler-Faust, CMC Cataloger at Illinois Heartland Library System; Erin Rose, Metadata Cataloger at Illinois Heartland Library System
 

Partnering on a Memory Cafe' in YOUR Community - With Little or No Funding  | Thu, Aug 27 at 10:00 AM (recorded)
Presenters: Angela Bouque, South Elgin Branch Manager at Gail Borden Public Library District; Glenna Godinsky, Life Enrichment Liaison at Gail Borden Public Library District

Recruit and Retain Volunteers for Your Library   |   Thu, Aug 27 at 2:00 PM (recorded)
Presenters: Kim Anderson, Manager of Volunteer Services at Gail Borden Public Library District; Angela Bouque, South Elgin Branch Manager at Gail Borden Public Library District; Glenna Godinsky, Life Enrichment Liaison at Gail Borden Public Library District

Shifting Focus: Trend Scanning, the Pandemic, and the Future of Libraries   |   Fri, Aug 28 at 10:00 AM  (recording for PrairieCat members only)
Presenter: Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries

OverDrive for Front Line Staff - Better Help for Your Guests    |   Fri, Aug 28 at 2:00 PM (recorded)
Presenter: Dianne Ludwig, OMNI Co-Chair and Adult Services Manager at Freeport Public Library

New Resources from RAILS   |  Tue, Sep 1 at 10:00 AM (recorded)
Presenters: Jessica Barnes, Special Projects Librarian at RAILS; Anna Behm, E-Content Specialist at RAILS; Leila Heath, Library Resources and Programs Manager at RAILS

The Marketing Funnel & the My Library Is... Campaign (30 min)   |   Thu, Sep 3 at 10:00 AM (recorded)  
Presenter: Dan Bostrom 

The Marketing Funnel & the My Library Is...Campaign Presentation Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EE_ZczvH_zQrvNAUfC3PSXEWWJBh9mbhxSCJx54AD8g/edit?usp=sharing

All Ages Programming Panel (recorded)   |    Tue, Sep 15 at 10:00 AM 
Presenters: Chalyn Fornero-Green, Community Engagement at Cordova District Library; Karen Lonergan, Director at Cordova District Library; Karrah Kuykendall, Reference Librarian at Rock Island Public Library; Emily Tobin, Young Adult Librarian at Rock Island Public Library

More resources from the presentation:

Create Lists for Beginning Beginners   |   Tue, Sep 15 at 2:00 PM  (recording for PrairieCat members only)
Presenter: Michele Arms, Assistant Director at Cherry Valley PLD

PrairieCat Mobile App     |    Thu, Sep 17 at 10:00 AM (recorded)
Presenter: Michael Berse, Lead Software Engineer, Business Development at OCLC

Graphic Design beyond Publisher     |    Thu, Sep 17 at 2:00 PM (recorded)
Presenter: Victoria Blackmer, Assistant Director at Robert R. Jones Public Library District

Innovative Mobile Worklists Demo     |    Tue, Sep 22 at 10:00 AM  (recorded)
Presenters: Dean Cooper, Account Manager at Innovative; Maria Laude, Sales Engineer at Innovative

Ghosts, Chupacabras, and Slender Man: How to Engage Teens in Writing Creatively  |  Tue, Sep 22 at 2:00 PM  (recording available until November 20, 2020)   
Presenter: Natalie Lund, Author