PrairieCat News

NEWS: Member Update COVID-19 and Reopening

Action: Informational

Below is the link for the recording of the PrairieCat Member Update: COVID-19 and Reopening. Enter the registration information then you will be able to view the recording. 

https://railslibraries.zoom.us/rec/share/u9NfLLbsrztJYqPfq12EU4IxFInbaaa...

NEWS: Administrative Council Meeting Moved Online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PrairieCat Administrative Council has moved the May 8, 2020 meeting to the online meeting platform Zoom. Attendees can pre-register here: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29086

Meeting agenda is posted here: https://support.prairiecat.info/sites/default/files/meeting/20_05_08/64747/agenda2020-05-08.pdf

 

NEWS: Special Administrative Council Meeting

The PrairieCat Administrative Council is meeting on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM via Zoom. This is a special meeting to discus the impact of the extended Executive Order (effective May 1) and PrairieCat service availability. The meeting registration information is listed in L2: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=31352

NEWS: Statement on System Use During the "Stay-at-Home" Executive Order

Statement on use of the system during the term of the "Stay-at-Home" Executive Order:

NEWS: Updated OMA/FOIA Guidance during Covid-19 Crisis

As part of Illinois’ continuing response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Public Access Counselor (“PAC”) of the Illinois Attorney General has issued guidance on compliance with the Open Meetings Act and FOIA based on the Governor’s Executive Orders and the current public health situation. The PAC most recently updated its guidance on April 9, 2020, which can be found here: http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/pdf/OMA_FOIA_Guide.pdf

For further guidance see the following alerts:

NEWS: PC Member Meetup: COVID-19 Concerns and Discussion

Join PrairieCat member libraries to discuss how your library is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an informal discussion about the concerns libraries are facing during the Illinois Stay-at-Home order and how to best restore services once the order is lifted. Hear from your colleagues on what they are doing to continue services and address concerns. The discussion will be moderated by PrairieCat Director Carolyn Coulter and Emily Porter, director at the Byron Public Library and Administrative Council member.

NEWS: April 29 Delegates Assembly Online Only

Due to the circumstances, the Delegates Assembly meeting on April 29 will be online only. The meeting will be held via Zoom meetings. Participation in Delegates Assembly is required for Delegates or Alternates from each Fully Participating or Basic Online member of PrairieCat, and the four Union List reps. Please register on L2 at: https://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=29182

NEWS: PC MARC / MARC Trainees Catalogers Meeting Thursday, April 9th, 2020 CANCELLED

ACTION: Informational

Hello!

The MARC / MARC Trainees Catalogers Meeting meeting schedule for Thursday, April 9th, 2020 has been cancelled.    Next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 11 a.m.  If you have anything you’d like to see added to the agenda, please contact Sandy Tedder (sandy.tedder@railslibraries.info)

NEWS: PC Technical Services Committee meeting Thursday, April 9th, 2020 CANCELLED

ACTION: Informational

Hello!

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe!

The Technical Services Committee meeting schedule for Thursday, April 9th, 2020 has been cancelled.    Next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m.  If you have anything you’d like to see added to the agenda, please contact Sandy Tedder (sandy.tedder@railslibraries.info)

Register in advance for this meeting:

NEWS: PrairieCat Member Updates - Spring 2020 Recording

ACTION: Informational

Below you’ll find the link to the PrairieCat Member Updates - Spring 2020 Webinar

Meeting Recording:

https://railslibraries.zoom.us/rec/share/tMVfMbCr0W1JfY3E437mSrQZIrjvX6a813Ud__MJzRrVzPH-HxmwCzDj6VE7Dnmh

You can find the meeting PowerPoint and handout attached.

Pages