The PrairieCat Training Committee is now providing a monthly feature on the website of a "Tip of the Month." Our tip for May 2015 is about the Teleforms call log function in Sierra / circulation. Please see the attached document for a brief review of how to find the Teleforms call log in a patron record.
The second annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference is fast approaching! Join your colleagues on June 4 and 5, 2015 at the Radisson in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Register at http://glrsc.org/registration. The registration fee increases to $95 after May 15, so don’t delay!
[The following was posted to the WORLDCAT-DISCOVERY-L OCLC mailing list on Friday, May 1, 2015]
OCLC offers a variety of WorldCat Discovery training resources to meet your personal training needs and help you make the most of everything WorldCat Discovery has to offer. You can choose from instructor-led or self-paced classes, video tutorials and documentation—all on WorldCat Discovery. Courses are available at no charge to OCLC member libraries. Dates and times for searching and configuration classes in May and June are listed below.
The PrairieCat Training Committee is beginning a new monthly feature on the website of a "Tip of the Month." Our first tip for April 2015 is about the Fines Paid function in Sierra / circulation. Please see the attached document for a brief review of how to use Fines Paid.
Stay tuned for another tip next month, and thanks to Melissa Landis and other Training Team members for their work on this project!
It's that time of year again, and paging lists for schools will be turned off as of April 13, 2015. As of that date school library materials will not be holdable until paging lists resume in the fall. School will still be able to request materials to fill last requests for the school year. But, everyone should work on getting school materials returned before the end of the school year, and likewise school staff should work to ensure that materials are returned to other PrairieCat libraries before the end of the school year. Thanks for your cooperation.
At long last the Policy and Procedure Manual for the Technical Services Users Group has been revised and updated. In this newest version policies are immediately followed procedures, where necessary. This change follows the same combining that was done to the CUG manual and now makes it easier for the user. There is now a whole section (IV) for just Volume records. The Manual can be found on the Support Site under Resources>Policy & Procedure>TSUG Policy & Procedure Manual.
The official PrairieCat Decision Center Training Manual is now available on the support website. Decision Center is our new reporting tool that replaces Reporter. PrairieCat's access to Reporter will end as of March 31, 2015. Online classes are now available for Decision Center; please register in L2 to attend a Decision Center class. More training classes will be added if scheduled classes fill up.
The second annual PrairieCat Users Group Day has been scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2015, at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, IL. This event is open to any interested staff from any PrairieCat member, and replaces the videoconference or phone meetings for the Circulation Users Group, Technical Services Users Group, OPAC Users Group and Union List Users Group that month. Many more details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars and hope you can join us! If you have ideas for topics or breakout sessions for PUG Day, feel free to share them with any PrairieCat staff. See y