POLARIS Training Opportunity: Monday, November 13 at SALS

Are you new to POLARIS, or do you want an opportunity to fine tune your skills?  Please join me on Monday, November 13 from 9:30am to 1pm at SALS.

This morning session will teach you

  • How to register patrons using data entry conventions
  • Check in/out materials
  • How to add and remove patron blocks
  • How to pay fines
  • Make claims
  • Run notices
  • Request materials


If time permits, we will take a quick look at circulation reports. 

Registration is limited.  Please email jferriss@sals.edu to register no later than Thursday, November 9, 2006.

Can’t make this session but want to be trained?  Email jferriss@sals.edu.

Postponed: December 13 meeting at Crandall Public Library

Due to a very busy meeting schedule, the December 13 meeting is cancelled.  We expect to reschedule this meeting early in 2007.  Watch for a new announcement.

Topic:  Central Library Plan of Service and Resources for Libraries

  • Interlibrary loan:  What to do when an item is not available from MVLS/SALS libraries
  • Discussion of Crandall’s services during their renovation project
  • Request for volunteers to be on the Central Library Collection Development Committee
  • Demonstration of the Heritage Quest genealogy database

Featured activity:  Bring a copy of your favorite tried and true holiday recipe (it could be a cookie recipe); Crandall will copy them and share.

Technical Services: Where we are and where we are going

I am very pleased with the progress the department has made in getting your materials out the door in a timely fashion.   There are more items entering the building this time of year due to publishers releasing more titles and fiscal years ending.  Even with increased volume we are working to get materials on your shelves within 5 working days.

For important details of the current status of technical services and our plans to continue to improve these services please continue reading.Continue reading