PrairieCat News

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, April 14, 2022

ACTION: Informational

The PC Technical Services Committee will meet Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 09:30 AM- 11:00 AM via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting: 

https://railslibraries.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oduysrz0qE9YdhyL2pHLiRtN-kbuwub8X

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

Agenda and packet are available on the PC support site.

Location

Zoom
United States
US

NEWS: Member Update Agenda | April 19-22

Action: Informational / Register

PrairieCat staff are coming to a library near you! Register now for IN PERSON Member Updates on April 19-22. We’ll meet at several member libraries throughout the service area. This is a great opportunity for all levels of library staff to hear the latest from PrairieCat and your colleagues from across the consortium. There will also be time for member sharing and networking. The agenda is attached.

PrairieCat will provide an online only member update for those who cannot attend in person.

 

NEWS: End of School Year Approaching

ACTION:  Informational & Action Required

It's that time of year again, and Paging Lists for school member libraries will be turned off as of Monday, April 11, 2022.  Beginning on that date, school library materials will not be holdable until School Paging Lists resume in the fall. Schools will still be able to request materials to fulfill their students' needs to the end of the school year.

To make this a smooth transition, here are some to-do lists!

FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES:

NEWS: PUG Day 2022 on Sept 22-23

Action: Informational / Save the Date

PrairieCat staff and the Engagement Committee are excited to announce PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Day) will be on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23. This virtual event is dedicated to professional development, networking, and continuing education for our member libraries. Content focuses on PrairieCat / Sierra related topics as well as general library-related content.

NEWS: Register for PrairieCat Member Updates

Action: Informational / Register

PrairieCat staff are coming to a library near you! Register now for IN PERSON Member Updates during the week of April 18-22. We’ll meet at several member libraries throughout the service area. This is a great opportunity for all levels of library staff to hear the latest from PrairieCat and your colleagues from across the consortium. There will also be time for member sharing and networking.

PrairieCat will provide an online only member update for those who cannot attend in person.

NEWS: Ida Bookmobile - Go Live Successful!

Action: Informational

Congratulations to Ida Public Library Bookmobile On Their PrairieCat Go Live On Monday!

Congratulations to the Ida Public Library Bookmobile that "went live" for circulation hitting the road on Monday using Sierra!

The Ida Bookmobile (IPBY-12) is the 4th mobile collection in PrairieCat.

Congratulations to the greater Belvidere community and best of luck to Library Director Mindy Long and the library staff!!

NEWS: PrairieCat Member Updates - April 18-22

Action: Informational

PrairieCat staff will be coming to a library near you! We are scheduling IN PERSON Member Updates for the week of April 18-22. Times and locations are being finalized. We’ll send them out as soon as we have them confirmed. We’ll meet at several member libraries throughout the service area.

This is a great opportunity for all levels of library staff to hear the latest from PrairieCat and your colleagues from across the consortium. There will also be time for member sharing and networking.

ALERT: Change to eCommerce login pages

ACTION: Informational, and action required by libraries using credit cards with their selfcheck software.

PrairieCat staff were recently made aware that PayPal is changing their security on their online interfaces, and Innovative is now requiring us to upgrade our online credit card transaction portal.  This moves the current system over to a secure website that is hosted by PayPal.  While this is beneficial to our patrons by further safeguarding their information, it also causes some issues with libraries who may be using credit cards on their selfcheck machines. 

MEETINGS: PrairieCat Upcoming Meetings

Action: Informational

To help members stay in the loop, PrairieCat will send monthly upcoming meeting reminders and also include the meeting schedules in the monthly newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bW-ILD

A few things about PrairieCat committee meetings:

NEWS: PrairieCat Annual Report FY21

Action: Informational

The PrairieCat Annual Report highlights the progress the organization made in FY21 and some of the ways your library benefited from membership in PrairieCat. This is an “at a glance” document that should be easy to share with your library’s board and stakeholders to emphasize the benefits of PrairieCat.

Download the Annual Report below. 

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