PrairieCat News

NEWS: PrairieCat Nominations Open Through April 23

PrairieCat is currently seeking nominations for the Administrative Council, Circulation Committee, and Technical Services Committee until April 23, 2021. The election for all open positions will be held from May 10-21, 2021. Details on the open seats for each committee are below. You may nominate yourself by emailing your interest to Carolyn Coulter, PrairieCat Director at  carolyn.coulter@railslibraries.info and one of the members of the nominating committee:

NEWS: Delegates Assembly Agenda and Packet

Attached is the agenda and packet for the April 28th Delegates Assembly.

NEWS: The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

ACTION: Informational

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 09:30 AM via Zoom.

The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but voting is limited to the 11 committee members

NEWS: PC MARC & MARC-trainees meeting Thursday, April 8th. has been CANCELED

NEWS: PC MARC & MARC-trainees meeting Thursday, April 8th. has been CANCELED  

MARC / MARC Trainees Catalogers Meeting will meet on Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 11:00 AM after the Technical Services Committee meeting.

 Registration Link

 https://railslibraries.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kdeyvrjorHdKts5KnSMMtNAB0NAHH8YTx

NEWS: Complete Illinois State Library Annual Certification

Action Required: Complete Certification

NEWS: Call for Administrative Council and Committee Nominees

PrairieCat Nominations Open Through April 23rd

TRAINING: Annual Harassment Prevention Training

Action: Informational / Register

NEWS: End of School Year Approaching

ACTION:  Informational & Action Required

It's that time of year again, and Paging Lists for school member libraries will be turned off as of Monday, April 12, 2021.  Beginning on that date, school library materials will not be holdable until School Paging Lists resume in the fall. Schools will still be able to request materials to fulfill their students’ needs to the end of the school year.

To make this a smooth transition, here are some to-do lists!

FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES:

TRAINING: Checking in Materials

ACTION:  Action Required

When checking in materials that have holds for other libraries, it is not necessary to check items out to PrairieCat Union List libraries. The only time you should check those materials out to the library is when you see the word “checkout” in the message. See Procedures for Union List, ILL Barcode and SHARE libraries in the Circulation I training manual.

Please share this will all staff who check in materials as this continues to be an ongoing problem.

NEWS: Member Update Presentation and Resources - March 11, 2021

Action: Informational

The PrairieCat Member Update recording is available. To register to view the on-demand recording, use this Zoom link: 

https://railslibraries.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wRIlPj0oTIe5HWngbi7s_Q

The Member Update PowerPoint Presenation is available under the Meeting Documents page on the PrairieCat website and posted below. 

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