PrairieCat News

NEWS: PrairieCat Holiday Closure - Thanksgiving

ACTION:  Informational

PrairieCat staff will be off on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 25 & 26) 2021 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

PrairieCat will not have any support coverage on this days. For standard support issues please place a Help Desk ticket and your issue will be addressed on the next working day.

All RAILS service centers are closed on Thursday, November 25, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Thank you.

NEWS: Member Update Recording Available

The November 18 Member Update recording is now available. Register to view the on-demand recording here:


You can also access the link in L2.

NEWS: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group & Kick-off Meeting

Action: Informational

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group & Kick-off Meeting
Would you like to be part of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata Networking Group? The group aims to foster the importance of a shared understanding to create and maintain more equitable, diverse, and inclusive metadata content. Read more about the group and sign up for the mailing list.

TRAINING: Create Lists Classes on TalentLMS

Attention: Fully Participating Members

The Create Lists Training Classes are now available on TalentLMS. Classes on TalentLMS are self-paced and available 24/7. Please note, some classes require instructor replies before moving on to the next part of the course. See the attached FAQ for details.

Visit Select the Reports category to get started with the Create Lists courses!

TRAINING: PUG Day CE Recordings Available

Action: Informational

If you weren't able to attend PrairieCat Users Group (PUG) Day live this year, you can still view the session recordings! Check out the PUG Day 2021 page on the PrairieCat website to see what sessions were offered. Select a session and click View On Demand Recording to register to watch the session.

NEWS: PC MARC & MARC-trainees will meet Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM

ACTION: Informational

The PC MARC & MARC-trainees will meet Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM via Zoom after the PC Tech Committee meeting, following a short break.

The MARC/MARC trainee Catalogers meeting addresses cataloging topics and issues to ensure integrity of the database. The meetings are open meetings, so anyone is welcome to attend, but only the MARC/MARC trainee Catalogers vote. Meeting minutes will be shared with the Technical Services user community shortly after each meeting

Register in advance for this meeting. 

NEWS: PC Technical Services Committee meeting Oct 14, 2021 09:30 AM

ACTION: Informational

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 09:30 AM- 11:00 AM via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Agenda and packet are available on the PC support site.

NEWS: Message from RAILS - Participate in a Town Hall

Action: Informational / Register for RAILS Town Hall

Participate in a Town Hall to Help Shape the Future Direction of RAILS

NEWS: Sierra Training Server - Maintenance Complete

Action: Informational

The scheduled maintenance on the Sierra Training Server is now complete (9/24/2021). 

NEWS: Illinois Libraries Present

Action: Informational

Have you heard of the joint programming efforts libraries have taken on during the past year and half? These collaborations allow libraries to provide high-profile and high-quality programming they may not have been able to afford otherwise. See the message below from the Illinois Libraries Present (formerly Joint Programming Group) for details: