PrairieCat News

TRAINING: Cataloging Item Entry Class added at the Coal Valley Service Center, Friday, November 15th, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00PM)

ACTION: Informational 

 

PrairieCat Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class has been scheduled for Friday, November 15th, 2019 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ the Coal Valley Service Center.

Registration is now available for this class in L2 at:  https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=30231
Who should attend: Fully Participating, Basic Online & Union List library staff

Prerequisites:

News: PC Technical Services Committee Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

ACTION: Informational

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM in person @ Reddick Public Library.  We will also try to allow attendance via Zoom. 

The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but only the 11 members vote.

NEWS: PUG Day Survey

Action: Action Optional

ALL PrairieCat members are encouraged to take this short survey, even if you did not attend PUG Day. This helps with planning for next year! Use this link for the PUG Day survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68BS8WR

Need a recap? PUG Day session handouts and presentations will be available on the PrairieCat support site after the event: https://support.prairiecat.info/documentation/64816  

Thanks you for your participation!

TRAINING: Basic Serials class scheduled for Friday, October 4th, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Action:  Informational

PrairieCat Sierra Beginning Serials class has been for Friday, October 4th, 2019 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. via Zoom.  

This training is designed as an introduction to the Serials module for all libraries to enter serial publications and manage their magazine subscriptions. It will provide participants with a basic understanding of the capabilities of the Serials module and an overview of navigating the Serials functionality, especially for serials with a regular publication cycle.

Location

Zoom: https://railslibraries.zoom.us/meeting/register/96af1e85c46885ca7510d14dfea9e911
United States
US

TRAINING: Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class, Thurs., October 17 at RAILS Rockford

ACTION: Informational

Calling all Union Listing, Basic Online and Fully Participating PrairieCat agencies in the RAILS Rockford area

There will be a Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class taught Thursday, October 17, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the RAILS Rockford Service Center.

This class has a prerequisite: completion of the Sierra Essentials, PrairieCat Glossary, and PrairieCat Matching (all on Talent LMS: https://prairiecat.talentlms.com)

TRAINING: Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class, Tues., Sept. 24 at RAILS Bolingbrook

ACTION: Informational

Calling all Union Listing, Basic Online and Fully Participating PrairieCat agencies in the RAILS Bolingbrook area

There will be a Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class taught Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 am – Noon at the RAILS Bolingbrook Service Center.

This class has a prerequisite: completion of the Sierra Essentials class.

TRAINING: Did You Know? - August 2019 - Pink Condition Slips

Dealing with damaged materials can be very problematic, even more so when another library’s materials are involved. Who is responsible for that severely chewed puppy training book? Are those stains new or old? Is the binding falling apart because of age or misuse? This month's Did You Know? gives you the rundown of the damaged materials process.

NEWS: Picklists/Paging lists for Schools

ACTION: Informational

Traditionally/historically, Paging Lists for schools are turn ON the Tuesday after Labor Day and are turned OFF before Memorial Day (early-mid May so resources can cycle back to the schools before they close).

School librarians can request that their Paging List be turned on/off SOONER – In May couple schools stay in session later, and choose to NOT be turned off early in May. If they want the List turn on earlier (as a couple have), PrairieCat staff need to be notified.

TRAINING: Sierra Cataloging Item Entry Class, Thurs., August 29 at RAILS Rockford

ACTION: Informational

 

Calling all Union Listing, Basic Online and Fully Participating PrairieCat agencies in the RAILS Rockford area

There will be a Sierra Cataloging Item Entry class taught Thursday, August 29, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the RAILS Rockford Service Center.

This class has a prerequisite: completion of the Sierra Essentials class.

NEWS: Mobile App Demo Recordings Available

The User Experience Committee is currently reviewing RFP responses for a mobile app. This is an opt-in service for PrairieCat, and the cost will be spread over those that wish to participate. Be sure to check out the previously recorded online demonstrations from the vendors who have responded. 

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