PrairieCat News

NEWS: PUG Day 2022 - Call for Program Proposals

Action: Informational / Submit Proposal

The Engagement Committee is seeking program proposals for PUG Day Virtual 2022. This is a continuing education and professional development event for member library staff. There is no cost to attend. Program sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom on September 22-23, 2022.

NEWS: FY23 OCLC Renewal Agreement Letter

Libraries will be receiving (if they haven’t already) their FY23 OCLC Renewal Agreement letter. OCLC membership is included as part of your annual PrairieCat membership for Basic Online and Fully Participating members. Please sign and return the FY23 OCLC agreement per the instructions in the letter.

Union Listing members are responsible for their OCLC fees and will be billed directly from OCLC later.

ALERT: Online payments will be unavailable on Tuesday, May 10


Innovative will be upgrading the PrairieCat online payment systems on Tuesday May 10th, starting at 9am. It’s anticipated that this will take 1-2 hours to complete and test. The only system functions that will be affected are ecommerce and fine payment within Encore and WebPAC.

PrairieCat staff will send an update once the upgrade is complete.


MEETING: Member Update Recording Now Available


The recording for the April 22 PrairieCat Member Update is now available. Presentation slides and FAQ are posted below. 

Topic: PC Member Update
Date: Apr 22, 2022 09:44 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording Link


MEETING: Training Committee Rescheduled for June 7

Action: Informational

The upcoming Training Committee scheduled for May 3 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 7 via Zoom at 2:00 PM. Committee members and interested staff can register in L2:

NEWS: Opt in to receive PrairieCat invoices via email

Action: Informational / Opt in

Would you like PrairieCat invoices via email for Fees? This will help to improve efficiency for your library and PrairieCat accounting services, as well as reduce mailing costs.

If you choose to receive invoices by email, your library will no longer receive hard copies of the invoices through the mail after July 1. Submit your email contact information to register to receive invoices by email. One submission per library please.

Please respond by end of day on Friday, May 27.

NEWS: Save the Date - Back to School Virtual Event

Attention School Members!! Please save the date for the Back To School Virtual Event for our school libraries. This will allow returning school staff the opportunity to take refresher trainings and get up to speed on anything new with PrairieCat. Thank you for participating in the survey regarding this event! PrairieCat staff are creating an agenda based on your feedback.

Save the Dates

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 12:30-3:30 PM
  • Live Session via Zoom
  • Recording will be available after the session


NEWS: PUG Day - Call for Program Proposals

Action: Informational // Submit Program Proposal

The Engagement Committee is currently accepting program proposals for PUG Day so if there is something you are doing at your library that you would like to share on, please submit a program idea! Past sessions from members have included summer reading, programming ideas, building projects, new employee onboarding, customer service, and more.

Submit Program Proposal Form:  

NEWS: Complete Survey for Website Redesign

Action: Complete Survey for Website Redesign

We need your feedback!! PrairieCat is upgrading our support site because the current version is no longer supported. As part of the upgrade project, PrairieCat is also taking this opportunity to redesign the support site. Please take the following survey so we can ensure the redesigned website meets our members needs. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will be open until April 22.

MEETING: Engagement Committee on April 13

The Engagement Committee is meeting next week on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom. The meeting documents are posted on the support site under About > Meeting Documents:

Who should attend: Committee members and other interested members

Register in advance for this meeting: