DeKalb Public Library has reached a milestone on their library construction project. The new addition to their library is about complete, so they will be closing from Monday, December 7 through Sunday, January 17, 2016 to move into the new part of the library. They will re-open on Monday, January 18, 2016.
PrairieCat User Groups Day 2016 has been scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016, at Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL. Mark your calendars, and much more information about the day will be shared closer to the event. The event is in L2 already if you would like to register now.
The PrairieCat Training Committee has been hard at work, and there are some new resources on the support website to highlight. We've resumed the Tip of the Month series (sorry for the break!) with a handout on using the Clear Expired Holds and Holdshelf function which all PrairieCat libraries should be using. There are also new bookmarks for patrons on how to sign up for text alerts and for reading history.
A friendly reminder that the subject line of your email must include your library's four letter delivery code, the text OCMLIST and the month, date and year in YYMMDD format. Many members are submitting their files without dates. See attached for Technical Bulletin for full instructions.
Library Director Deborah Wunsch and her staff are excited to announce that the Elizabeth Township PL is reopening today following a 3-week closure for painting and the installation of new carpeting. Before the work could begin the building was emptied, not a trash can was left! The only fixtures left in the building were the shelving units that are attached to the exterior walls and the light fixtures and ceiling fans.
All PrairieCat members receive an allocation of free original catalogings by PrairieCat catalogers each year. The number of catalogings allocated is based on your membership level. Libraries in the process of completing a membership upgrade get additional free catalogings while they are completing that process. The list of FY16 original cataloging allotments is now posted on the support website.
PrairieCat will begin using a new software for our support Help Desk as of Monday, August 24. The software is called OTRS. Please see the attached handout on how to use OTRS. The URL for the new Help Desk is: