SPARK Feature Highlight/Library Spotlight – July 2022

Katherine DannehlNews

Hello, how are you? We’re relieved that the heat has relented somewhat. We’re keeping it simple in this month’s feature highlight with column pickers! Column picker is another term for the column configuration interface you’ll find on many staff-side Evergreen pages. For example, when you’re searching for a patron record you might see some excess information that isn’t useful to … Read More

Katherine DannehlSPARK Feature Highlight/Library Spotlight – July 2022

Security feature coming on June 1, 2022

Katie Greenleaf MartinCirculation, Evergreen, FAQs, News, Tech Tip, Training

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

Katie Greenleaf MartinSecurity feature coming on June 1, 2022

PaILS 2021 – the year at a glance

Katie Greenleaf MartinEvergreen, News, PaILS, Uncategorized

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

Katie Greenleaf MartinPaILS 2021 – the year at a glance

Welcome PaILS/SPARK’s Newest Team Member!

Katie Greenleaf MartinNews, PaILS

The PaILS team is thrilled to inform you that Elizabeth Davis will be joining the team as our Support & Project Management Specialist! We know she will be a wonderful asset to our consortium – please join us in welcoming her! Elizabeth Davis has been a member of the SPARK community since her library migrated in 2015, and she has … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinWelcome PaILS/SPARK’s Newest Team Member!

PaILS welcomes Catherine Greenleaf Martin

Katie Greenleaf MartinNews, PaILS, Uncategorized

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System board of directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Greenleaf Martin as our Executive Director.  Katie has been serving in the position as Interim Executive Director and her technology expertise, professionalism, and commitment to the SPARK community and libraries in Pennsylvania is unparalleled.  We are very excited and look … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinPaILS welcomes Catherine Greenleaf Martin

Job Posting: Executive Director for PaILS

Katherine DannehlNews, PaILS

PaILS Executive Director Job Description The Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) seeks a dynamic Executive Director with strong leadership and communication skills, strategic vision, and a track record of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. The Executive Director is the chief operating officer of PaILS, a non-profit corporation, and is charged with implementing the organization’s policies and programs, … Read More

Katherine DannehlJob Posting: Executive Director for PaILS

Wednesday Work Update

Katie Greenleaf MartinDiscussion Starter, News, PaILS

Hello SPARK Libraries, If you are working today in an environment with social distance and no in-person public services, you are one of many library workers engaging remotely.  You are appreciated and your work matters.  Thanks for being a SPARK Library. What can you do this Wednesday?  Here are some ideas: Check the links on your catalog.  Is your POWERLibrary … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinWednesday Work Update

Support and Ticketing Site Address Changing Soon

Katie Greenleaf MartinPaILS, support, System Maintenance

Be prepared, PaILS staff are in the process of moving our current support site and Help Desk software from http://support.sparkpa to an upgraded hosted server at HelpSpot.  The URL/address of the site will change to Please update your bookmarks and links to the site effective late evening July 18, or start of business July 19. There will be an … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinSupport and Ticketing Site Address Changing Soon

Resource Sharing Test Server soon to be version 3.3

Katie Greenleaf MartinEvergreen, Opportunity for Community, System Maintenance

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 … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinResource Sharing Test Server soon to be version 3.3

PaILS Welcomes new Executive Director


The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS)  is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Cleary as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 4th, 2019. Carrie has a history of serving Pennsylvania libraries as a former District Consultant for the Capital Area Library District and as Project Manager for the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Project. … Read More

lugenePaILS Welcomes new Executive Director