PrairieCat News

Training: Did You Know, February 2020 - How Sierra Circulation Works (the Ultimate Guide!)

Wondering how Sierra Circulation works? This month's Did You Know? is your ultimate guide to Sierra Circulation!

TRAINING: PrairieCat Sierra Beginning Serials​ added via Zoom

ACTION:  Informational

A PrairieCat Sierra Beginning Serials​ has been added for Monday, March 9, 2029  from 9:30-12:30 via Zoom. 

Register in advance for this meeting: click here

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

NEWS: PrairieCat is Hiring | Training and Outreach Coordinator

Position has been filled

Training and Outreach Coordinator
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $50,628-$63,285/year, depending on qualifications

PrairieCat has offices in Coal Valley, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. This position may work from either location. 

NEWS: PrairieCat is Hiring | Senior Systems Specialist

Position has been filled 

PrairieCat Senior Systems Specialist
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $21.16-$26.46/hour, depending on qualifications

PrairieCat has offices in Coal Valley, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. This position may work from either location. 

TRAINING: Circulation 1 Class; Monday, February 10 at 10AM

PrairieCat Sierra Circulation 1

Monday, February 10

Who should attend: Fully Participating & Basic Online library staff

This class is designed to provide staff with a basic understanding of the capabilities of the Circulation module. Topics include registering and modifying users, searching for patrons, checking out and checking in materials, basic hold functionality and fines/bills. 

Sierra Essentials

TRAINING: Did You Know, January 2020 - What You Need to Know About Going Fine Free

If your library is considering going fine free, PrairieCat staff can help you achieve your customer service goals! January's Did You Know? is information (and some nitty gritty details!) on how this functionality can be implemented in Sierra and how it will affect your patrons.

TRAINING: Cataloging Item Entry Class added at Coat Valley Service Center.

ACTION:  Informational

A Cataloging Item Entry class has been added for Thursday, January 23, 2020 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) @ the Coal Valley Service Center. Registration is now available for this class in L2 at:

You must be signed in to view/register class.

Who should attend:  Fully Participating, Basic Online & Union List library staff

NEWS: Holiday Closing (Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25)

ACTION:  Informational 

On Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 PrairieCat will be closed and all PrairieCat support staff will be unavailable.

Standard support issues should be conveyed via the Help Desk app by submitting a ticket which will be addressed the next working day.

TRAINING: Did You Know, December 2019 - Reciprocal Borrowers

Because there are several different types of reciprocal borrowers that could use your library, explaining the differences (especially to your new staff members) can be confusing. This month's Did You Know? links you to a technical bulletin that explains each type of borrower that could help clear up the confusion.

Training: Sierra Union List Circulation/Encore Class on Zoom - Wednesday, January 15, 10AM-12PM

Sierra Union List Circulation/Encore Class has been added for Wednesday, January 15 from 10:00AM-12:00PM on Zoom.

Register here:

Who should attend: Union List Staff