PrairieCat News

ALERT: Please remove RBDigital app links on your "splash" pages

ACTION: Remove links to RBDigital on your library’s “splash” page

As you may be aware, RBDigital was recently bought out by Overdrive, and their existing links no longer work.  As we were removing the RBDigital links from the app, someone suggested we need to remind libraries to log into their splash pages at https://www.prairiecat.info and remove them there, as well.

To make this change you will log into the splash page interface with your L2 credentials.

Instructions:

 

NEWS: PUG Days Virtual - Calendar & Registration

Action: Register for PUG Days Sessions

What’s one of the benefits of being a PrairieCat member? Access to a free virtual conference with programs presented by your fellow library colleagues in the state as well as library professionals from across the nation.

NEWS: updated Technical Services Contact List has been added

ACTION: Information/verify and update if applicable.

The updated Techmical Services Contact list has been added.  Please review to ensure contacts for your library are correct.  Please open a HD ticket if there needs to be a correction.  Also, please notify us of other changes in staff, i.e, new hires, etc. 

Thank you!

Sandy Tedder
PrairieCat Cataloging and Database Coordinator

NEWS: Annual Strategic Plan Evaluation Survey

Action: Complete Survey

PrairieCat's updated strategic plan sets out goals and activities for the next three years (FY22-FY24). This survey will help us evaluate our progress on the four strategic directions – Engagement, Training, End User Experience, and Governance. PrairieCat leadership values your feedback and uses that input to help evaluate and guide our activities and goals.

The survey should take less than 10 min to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SQS6TY9

NEWS: Important Information for school libraries!

Welcome back to our returning school librarians! As the school year begins, you need to know the following:

NEWS: Registration Open for PUG Days Virtual Sessions

Action: Informational / Register for Sessions

PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Days) is an annual event dedicated to professional development, networking, and continuing education. PUG Days 2021 is virtual this year and free to all members! Registration is now open for PUG Days sessions.

NEWS: Member Update Recording Available

The Juy 28 Member Update recording is now available. This update featured a Vega demo from Innovative. Register to view the on-demand recording here: https://railslibraries.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qp5s0zpxQvK0CeR5jTjy_A

You can also access the link in L2.

NEWS: Resource Sharing Summit - Oct 21

Action: Informational / Register for Summit

The PrairieCat Resource Sharing Summit is back - and you won't want to miss it!  On the agenda is PrairieCat Plus! Join us to co-create this possible new PrairieCat membership level that could provide new and enhanced tools for increased patron engagement. We'll discuss our collective interests and needs, learn about options and tools for PrairieCat Plus, and develop a possible management structure.

UPDATE: Restoring websites, ticketing systems, and file server

Action: Informational

UPDATE 9AM 7/23/2021: RAILS is still in the process of restoring all the websites, ticketing systems, and file server. Email is working.

ALERT: PrairieCat Staff Email, RAILS Website, and L2 Down

Action: Informational

ALERT 8:00 AM 7/22/2021: PrairieCat staff do not have access to email, phones, or the help desk as some RAILS provided services are down including the staff email, PrairieCat help desk, RAILS website, and L2. RAILS is working on resolving the issue. 

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