To improve security, SPARK is going to be removing the ability of expired staff accounts from logging into the system starting June 1st. LibAdmin users will be responsible for maintaining staff accounts for their locations. To make sure you are notified, please make sure your work email address is in your SPARK login account. READ MORE
PaILS 2021 – the year at a glance
Hello SPARK libraries! We here at PaILS have put together a little ‘snapshot’ report of everything we had going on in 2021 — we hope you enjoy it! Thanks for everything you do to provide excellent library services in Pennsylvania! PaILS 2021 report – Katie, Katherine & Elizabeth
Thrive on Thursday
Many library staff aren’t used to working remotely or in a building without the public visiting. PaILS is keeping the online meeting room open as much as possible for remote worker support and as a gathering place if SPARK Libraries want to chat, walk through a workflow, or ask questions about our shared hosted software and its settings or capabilities. Thrive on Thursday: Explore Evergreen features, settings, and the roadmap … Read More
Tags, Alerts, & Notes
How does your location use Tags, Alerts, & Notes?
Resource Sharing Test Server soon to be version 3.3
SPARK has 3 servers, Production, Test, and Resource Sharing. On Wednesday, June 12, SPARK’s Resource Sharing test server will be refreshed and upgraded to present Evergreen version 3.3.1–it will likely happen in the evening, so you will be able to try it out on or after Thursday, June 13. Let support know if you want to volunteer to do some early testing on it. We are looking for community members … Read More
Want to Try a New Module?
Did you or your staff attend the Evergreen Conference 2019 at the end of April and come home brimming with energy and inspiration to try something new? Perhaps your library is now excited about using Acquisitions or Booking or even Serials. SPARK support is here to help. If you are thinking of trying a new module that your location hasn’t used before, please contact us to start the conversation and … Read More
What Should I Bring to the Evergreen Conference?
Are you planning the details for your trip to the Evergreen Conference?I know I am, so I thought I’d tell you a little about how I’m planning. Mental Prep: I watched a webinar to brush up on some networking/relationship building skills. I’m learning base level competencies and watching action in the Evergreen community so I can see where I can volunteer my skills to the open source group and match … Read More
Farewell XUL; Hello 3.3
PaILS staff are hard at work on a plan and timeline for the next upgrade of SPARK’s Evergreen ILS. We are making preparations now, to be certain that it is a smooth process for our membership. We will plan a timeline with our providers and with you so we are ready for new functionality and exciting enhancements in (likely) version 3.3. When the upgrade happens, the XUL, aka: Evergreen’s desktop … Read More