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PUG Day 2018

PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Day) is an annual event dedicated to professional development, networking, and continuing education. PUG Day sessions are provided on both PrairieCat-specific topics as well as topics of interest to all types of libraries. Any staff from Fully Participating, Basic Online, or Union List PrairieCat member libraries should attend. Staff from non-PrairieCat libraries are welcome to attend. 


TaxSlayer Maps & Parking (TBD)

Room Locations Map (TBD)

Menu (TBD) 

elizabeth [dot] smith [at] railslibraries [dot] info (Questions)

 Swap Table: Bring items your library no longer needs that others might want! Rubber bands, bubble wrap, etc. (Members must take their left over items at the end of the event.)

 Presenters: Email any handouts or presentation slides to elizabeth [dot] smith [at] railslibraries [dot] info by Sep. 7 for copies and posting.

Registration and Refreshments: 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and General Update: 9:15 am - 9:30 am 






Keynote: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Reputation…Up Yours! Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Face to Face Communications and Training  Room   

Quick Hits 1: 10:45 am - 11:15 am   

Building Community Partnerships With Police Lisa Powell Williams, Moline PL; Moline Police Department  Room  
The Do’s and Don’ts: Being a Good Prairiecat Circulation Neighbor Jennifer Christiansen, Moline Public Library; Judy Hutchinson, PrairieCat  Room  
Explore More Illinois: Rails Museum Pass Program Eric Bain, RAILS; Amanda Musacchio, RAILS  Room  
Fundraising — In and Out of the Box Thinking Kelly Giovanine, Moline Public Library; Kathy Lelonek, Rock Island Public Library Foundation  Room  
Navigating the New PrairieCat Website Brian Smith, RAILS  Room  
Quick Hit Acquisitions Demo Melissa Landis, Kankakee Public Library  Room  

Quick Hits 2: 11:25 pm - 11:55 pm

Ask the Attorney: Q&A on Patron Issues Carmen Forte, Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins, Ltd  Room  
Find More Illinois: RAILS Overlay Project Eric Bain, RAILS; Anne Slaughter, RAILS  Room  
Programming Roundtable Lisa Carroll and Beth Tepen, United Township High School  Room  
RAILS Group Purchases and Vendor Discounts Amanda Musacchio, RAILS  Room  
Run, Hide, Fight: Active Shooter Training Moline Police Department  Room  
Unlocking Your Unique Collections — The Cataloging Maintenance Center at Illinois Heartland Library System Vince Andrzejewski and Pamela Thomas, CMC  Room  

Breakout Session 1: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Attorney: Administration and Management Legal Issues  Carmen Forte, Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins, Ltd.)  Room  
 Ctrl, Alt, Del—Begin Again Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Face to Face Communications and Training Room   
 Inspiring the Next Generation: Youth Services and Best Practices  Julia Durango, 2018 IL READS Author Room   
 PrairieCat Cataloging Forum  Magda Bonny, Sandy Tedder, and Ed Zanelli, PrairieCat Room   
 PrairieCat Circulation Forum  Judy Hutchinson and Gail Lien, PrairieCat Room   
 PrairieCat Create List Tips  Jason Jensen and John Slanicky, PrairieCat Room   

Breakout Session 2: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Bring An Author To The Library Julia Durango, 2018 IL READS Author  Room  
Managers’ Roundtable Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Face to Face Communications and Training  Room  
PrairieCat Holds Essentials Rici Dale, Reddick Public Library District  Room  
PrairieCat Searching Effectively Dana Fine, Princeton Public Library; Melissa 
Landis, Kankakee Public Library
Targeting Autism: A Training and Education Program Mary Pelich, Targeting Autism Training and Education Project  Room  
Top Tech Trends Victoria Blackmer, Robert R. Jones PLD; Carolyn Coulter, PrairieCat; Geoff Graham, Freeport Public Library; Bryon Lear, Moline Public Library  Room  

Member Sharing Area

Displays will be available all day for attendees to visit. 
Library Blogs to Follow (PrairieCat Staff) Promoting eCommerce at your Library (PrairieCat Staff)  

Lunch Table Topics

During lunch 11:45 - 12:45, Sit at the Lunch Table Topic of your choice to network with attendees on a specific topic, or sit at any other table for informal networking.