PrairieCat Closed - Labor Day

We will be closed on Monday Sept. 4th in Observance of Labor Day. No phone or one line support will be available on that day as PrIrieCat will be closed. RAILS delivery will also be closed that day so no delivery will occur that day either.

Update on Paging List Spacing Issues

PrairieCat staff have been working on the issue of paging list spacing being “off” for quite some time. The outcome of our investigation, however, is not what we would have desired. To summarize this issue: Sierra creates the notices and sends them to PrairieCat webmail accounts (your email accounts that you check for paging lists). We know that… Read More

IT Services - OSI Specialists

PrairieCat has facilitated a contract for opt-in IT services and support provided by Office Specialists, Inc. (OSI). If you are interested in learning more about how OSI could support your library's IT needs, contact OSI representative, Trent Pearson. OSI has helped several of our members over the last year with projects such as WIFI installation… Read More

PrairieCat Resource Sharing Summit - Survey

PrairieCat is gathering preliminary information to help plan the annual Resource Sharing Summit. The topic for this year’s Summit will be Serving the Unserved. This is an in-person only event that will be scheduled in March 2024. Please help us structure the upcoming session by answering this brief survey. We appreciate your input and look forward… Read More

Call for Poster Sessions at PUG Day

Call for Poster Sessions Poster Sessions are passive poster displays on any topic relevant to library service and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; or any other presentation that would benefit the library community. The posters will be setup on tables in the main event space for… Read More

Virtual Back to School Session

Attention School Libraries PrairieCat is hosting a Virtual Back to School Session on Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Join PrairieCat staff and your fellow School Libraries to hear the latest from PrairieCat and get some refreshers on PrairieCat procedures as you get back into the school year. Topics will include Vega Discover, Help Desk… Read More

Register for Upcoming IPLAR Reports Trainings

PrairieCat is offering two Zoom training sessions in July that will focus on gathering IPLAR statistical data. To gather the data, we’ll use 4 PrairieCat-supplied reports (with tips to isolate your library’s data) and 1 Decision Center report that you will need to run for your library. These sessions are useful for all PrairieCat public libraries… Read More

PrairieCat Closed July 4

Informational PrairieCat will be closed Tuesday, July 4 for the Holiday. There will also be no after hours phone coverage that evening.

UPDATE: L2 login working on new site

Members should now be able to log in to the new website with their L2 login and password. The L2 authentication issue seems to be resolved. How to log in to website: Navigate to Select Log In from upper right corner Select purple Log in with your L2 Account button This redirects you to L2 Enter your L2 username… Read More

Mount Carroll District Library | Go Live for Circulation

Mount Carroll District Library will be going live for circulation on PrairieCat on June 5, 2023. Mount Carroll is upgrading from Union List to Basic Online. Congrats to the Library Director Pam Naples and PrairieCat staff for all their hard work throughout this project! Mount Carroll District Library Mount Carroll, IL Carroll County Service… Read More