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!

2022 User Group meeting schedule – SAVE THE DATE

Katie Greenleaf MartinPaILS, User Groups

Hi all,   This year, we’re breaking up the annual user’s group meeting into an event series! Attached, and below, you’ll find a schedule! All events will be hosted online, recorded, and uploaded to our YouTube channel 😊 More information about each event is forthcoming. If you have any questions or suggestions about content, please contact the event host!   … Read More

Katie Greenleaf Martin2022 User Group meeting schedule – SAVE THE DATE

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

Monday Motivation Moment

Katie Greenleaf MartinDiscussion Starter, PaILS

Hello SPARK Libraries, I’m glad you are participating in the open source Evergreen software shared platform with many of your PA neighbors.  It’s better because we’re in it together. If you have questions about your library settings in the software, reach out.  There are adjustments right now so items aren’t due, fines don’t accrue, and holds lists don’t populate. The … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinMonday Motivation Moment

Friday Fearless Focus on the Future

Katie Greenleaf MartinDiscussion Starter, PaILS

The most recent announcement about the closing of non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania did not have a stated end date.  It’s a good time to take a deep breath, and relax.  Take care of yourself and all those around you.  Be kind. SPARK Libraries have shifted quickly, and are now providing different services to communities via online tools and resources … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinFriday Fearless Focus on the Future

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

Two Idea Tuesday

Katie Greenleaf MartinDiscussion Starter, PaILS, Tech Tip, Training

The recent closing of public libraries in PA for this short period means you are not be serving the public in traditional ways right now, but there are many great things you can do to keep engaged if you are empowered to work remotely. Visit the PaILS/SPARK virtual meeting room to chat about ideas.  The room is open for SPARK … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinTwo Idea Tuesday

Emergency Closing Features

Katie Greenleaf MartinPaILS, support

Per Office of Commonwealth Libraries, advice was to close libraries for routine, in-person public library services until March 29, 2020. SPARK is working to implement this via our shared open source ILS to assist all members and will work toward this plan: Extend all due dates on items currently in circulation to April 7.   We can reassess this date … Read More

Katie Greenleaf MartinEmergency Closing Features