Illinois Library Laws and Rules
The last shipment of Illinois Library Laws & Rules (2012) were mailed out on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, to libraries that requested them so all libraries should have received their copies by Monday, December 3, 2012, at the latest. If you ordered books but did not receive them, contact Linda Petty. Extra copies were ordered and are available on a first come first serve basis. The books are $20/copy. An invoice will be in the package with the books. If you did not get in on the original order, but would like a copy of the Illinois Library Laws & Rules books, please contact Linda Petty at 618.656.3216, ext. 412.
With 427 SHARE libraries there are approximately 1,705 library staff members that will need to be trained when we convert to Polaris. We are currently determining training dates for QuickStart and Offline Circ sessions to be held at several locations throughout southern Illinois. In addition to this training we are also developing additional training methods such as a Train the Trainer program, where representatives from libraries will learn QuickStart and Offline Circ in a training session led by SHARE staff, and then will train their library staff in their building. A video presentation of the class will be available, beginning in January, for staff members who are unable to attend a computer lab session, or who prefer to learn in this manner. In addition, we are developing a variety of materials for libraries to use to assist them in using Polaris, including a Polaris manual, how to videos, and a how to flip chart