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!

  • What is Create Lists? Create Lists is a Sierra module that allows library staff to create reports using patrons, items, bibliographic records, order, etc. Create Lists is a command-based querying of the database to retrieve data.
  • Who can use Create Lists? The Create Lists function is only available to Fully Participating Members. If you are not a Fully Participating member, but would like to learn more about this function, please contact
  • When will I get my login so I can use Create Lists? Upon successful completion of the Create Lists Introduction + Classes 1-4 and the submission of a signed Create Lists Login Approval Form (available in course documents), create lists permissions will be assigned to your named Sierra login. If you do not have a named login, a named Circulation login will be assigned to you.
  • How much time should I set aside to complete the training classes? The student will need to submit the Create Lists Login Approval Form as one of the first steps in the Create Lists Introduction course and have the form approved by a course instructor before moving on to the course videos. Allow up to 3 business days for course instructors to review the forms.
    After the login approval form is reviewed, the student will be able to continue on with the rest of the courses and practice in the Sierra Test Server. There is approximately 55 minutes of video content, as well as course documents and practice examples. It is strongly recommended to follow along and practice in the Sierra Test Server while going through the courses. Course completion times will vary by learner, but plan for approximately 2.5-3 hours total to complete the courses.
  • I completed the TalentLMS classes, but would like more assistance with Create Lists. Help?  Your class instructors, PrairieCat staff, are here to help! These classes were designed to be self-paced, but if you would like one-on-one assistance let us know. After completing the Create Lists Introduction + Classes 1-4, if you would like additional assistance with Create Lists, PrairieCat offers On Demand Create Lists Workshops. PrairieCat staff will schedule a Zoom session to cover the areas of Create Lists that you have questions on or want additional assistance. Please log in to the PrairieCat website and submit an On Demand Training Form to schedule a Create Lists Workshop.
  • I already have Create Lists login permissions, but would like to watch the course videos as a refresher. What do I do? Enroll in the Create Lists courses, and begin the Create Lists Introduction course. Fill out the Create Lists Login Approval Form and select “Refresher Courses.” Class instructors, PrairieCat staff, will mark you complete in the courses so you can bypass other course requirements and simply review the course content.  

Any other questions? Please contact