Happy 2017!

Happy New Year to all of our members and friends!

First, to recap 2016…

* Instituted quarterly Access PA updates.

* Began a Strategic Planning process.

* Conducted a User’s Group meeting with 72 attendees.

* Instituted a system for training catalogers.

* Added 5 new members for a total of 103 Libraries.

* Migrated 10 libraries in Blair and Monroe Counties.

* Conducted a resource sharing pilot between Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.

* Migrated the Eastern Monroe Public Library

* Migrated the Pocono Mountain Public Library

* Developed a system that allows OCLC libraries to update their holdings.

* Initiated four Development Projects, one in partnership with the Evergreen Indiana and NOBLE consortia.


Looking ahead in 2017…

* Migrate the Bedford County Library System, the Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, the Bangor Public Library, the Tunkhannock Public Library, and the Lehigh Valley Libraries (Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton).

* Upgrade to Evergreen 2.11.

* Deduplicate the bibliographic database.

* Improve communication between PaILS and its members.

* Involve the Users Group in formulation of PaILS policy.

* Create a Knowledge Base that will be accessible by members.

* Formalize existing Users Group committees.

* Place the Users Group in charge of future UG meetings.

* Form and charter Circulation / Patron Experience Committee.

* Complete development projects.

* Complete and distribute Strategic Plan.