PrairieCat News

MEETING: Union List Members Meeting - March 7

Action: Informational / Register for Meeting

Save the date for an upcoming Union List Members meeting on Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time. Register in advance via Zoom:

UPDATE: Submit Closed Dates for 2023

ACTION:  Immediate Action Required

It is critically important that you notify PrairieCat of your library’s closed dates for 2023. If you do not notify us of your closed dates, due dates will not calculate properly and overdue fine calculations will be impacted as well.

If you have not yet notified us, please send the dates to

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Landis @

Thank you!

NEWS: PrairieCat Closed for Thanksgiving

PrairieCat will be closed on November 24-25  in observance of Thanksgiving. There will be no PrairieCat support on these days. If you encounter an issue please create a ticket in the PrairieCat ticketing system and support staff will address the issue on the next work day.

Thank you.


NEWS: Save the Date Member Update - Dec 15

Action: Informational / Register for Update

PrairieCat will be hosting an online PrairieCat Member Update on Thursday, December 15 from 2:00-3:30 PM. Hear the latest from PrairieCat staff and your colleagues from across the consortium. An agenda will be posted soon.  

Register via Zoom here:

TRAINING: Vega Discover Showcases Training - Dec 13

Action: Informational / Register for Training

PrairieCat will be offering a training session on Vega Discover Showcases on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Details are also listed in L2. Please register here via Zoom:

UPDATE: Email Migration Complete


The email migration was completed yesterday evening (11/6). I’ve received reports that some accounts have not received the paging list from Sierra. Checking the Zimbra server, they were delivered there between 1am-2am. Changing the email server takes time to propagate across the internet, and this time varies between services.

So for this morning (11/7), log into to view your paging list on the old server.

ALERT: Email Migration on Nov 7

Thank you all for signing into the new PrairieCat Email Accounts on the Office 365 platform. There are a few who have yet to do this, and I will be following up with these to make sure no one is left behind.

On November 7, PrairieCat will be switching over mail to flow to the new PrairieCat Email Account on Office 365. This means on November 7:

ALERT: Sierra Slowness / Down - Resolved

UPDATE: Sierra is back in operation. You are now able to sign back in and work as normal.


Sierra servers are having issues with logins and are unable to process requests for those already logged in.

PrairieCat staff are communicating with Innovative on this and will work with them to resolve the issue.

NEWS: Resource Sharing Summit - Join Us!

PrairieCat Resource Sharing Summit - Discovering the New Normal

NEWS: North Chicago Public Library - Go Live 10/26

North Chicago Public Library will soon be going live on PrairieCat. Beginning next week (Monday, October 17) Innovative will be loading North Chicago items into the database, and patrons will be loaded on Friday, October 21. North Chicago Public Library is the 138th member in PrairieCat and joins as a Fully Participating member from a standalone TLC system. Congrats to the North Chicago Public Library staff and PrairieCat staff for all their hard work throughout this project!

North Chicago Public Library

North Chicago, IL

Lake County