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User Groups

Standing Committees

  • This 11 member Standing Committee discusses circulation and OPAC topics. It is empowered to make decision on procedure and some policy decisions, and to make recommendations to the Administrative Council for higher level policy decisions. It also reviews circulation procedures and works together to resolve circulation issues. The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but only the 11 members vote. Meeting minutes will be shared with the Circulation and OPAC user community shortly after each meeting. 

  • The Computer Keepers group discusses issues and shares tips and tricks related to library technology. 

    Meet quarterly in January, April, July, October. 3rd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. via GoTo Meeting. 

    FY18 Chair:  open position

  • This 11 member Standing Committee discusses technical services topics. It is empowered to make decision on procedure and some policy decisions, and to make recommendations to the Administrative Council for higher level policy decisions. It also reviews technical services procedures and works together to resolve technical services issues. The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but only the 11 members vote. Meeting minutes will be shared with the Technical Services user community shortly after each meeting. 

  • This committee creates training resources for staff and patrons, and reviews and recommends potential enhancements suggested by the PrairieCat staff and members for submission to Innovative. 

    Meet quarterly in August, November, February and May. 1st Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. via GoTo Training preferred. 

    Chair:  Melissa Landis, Kankakee PL

  • Four Union List member representatives are elected for two year terms and meet semi-annually with PrairieCat staff, or as needed more frequently, to review UL issues. Union List members are also welcome to run for seats on the Circulation Committee or the Technical Services Committee, where general decisions on policies and procedures are discussed. 

    FY2018 UL Reps: 

    Cindy Bahr (Forreston PL), Jacquie Peterson (Rockridge Schools), Carolyn Mesick (Moline Schools), Ann Marie Jinkins (Rochelle Township High School)