We have added a new page under FAQ’s & How-To’s with a great resource for new library directors. The Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State was written by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and is full of useful information.
Two new forms have been added to the Forms page:
- A form to order more salmon routing slips
- A from to order more gift book submission forms
Customizable info sheets on the Blue Cloud Commerce credit card payment system have been added to the Governing Council page.
One is designed for staff. The other is designed for patrons. Feel free to add your local information.
The interactive forms on the Forms Page (except for the unauthorized record form) have been updated to interact with the ticketing system and deliver the auto-response and ticket number to the e-mail address supplied in the form.
The minutes from the September 16 Collection Services Advisory Council (CSAC) meeting have been added to the CSAC page. Accompanying charts (updated through Nov. 1) have also been added.
The notes from the September 15 Youth Services meeting have been added to the Youth Services page.
A page has been created with the guidelines for registering patrons in workflows. It is located in the FAQ’s and How To’s section.
On Thursday a few of us from the system participated in the Digital Literacy: a Free Train the Trainer Program. It was very helpful and provided material including a lesson book and a zip drive containing all the pertinent information to those in attendance. I will send out the material I received to anyone interested. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-723-8236 ext. 304.
I am also searching for other materials to help with digital literacy from the perspective of library staff. I will post hyperlinks to online materials. For journal articles I will search under OmniFile Full Text Select available on our Research Center page under General Periodical, you will need your library card. I have set up a My EbscoHost account named Brian’s Folder which will have the articles. To find them click on Sign In with User Name : fcls, followed by Password : Vestal. You will find the Folder icon at the top right of the page.