SPARK welcomes it’s first libraries for 2019! Four libraries in Clearfield County joined SPARK at the end of January. The Clearfield County Public Library, the Curwensville Public Library and the DuBois Public Library went live on SPARK on January 24, 2019. They joined another Clearfield County Library, the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library in the borough of Clearfield, that … Read More
THE PENNSYLVANIA INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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 … Read More
PaILS is happy to announce that the Public Library of Catasauqua went live on SPARK yesterday! Catasauqua joins the other Lehigh Carbon libraries already on SPARK– Coplay Public Library, Dimmick Memorial Library (Jim Thorpe), Emmaus Public Library, Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Lower Macungie Public Library, Palmerton Area Library, Parkland Community Library, Slatington Public Library, Southern Lehigh Public Library and Whitehall Township … Read More
Today the Lower Macungie Library in Macungie, PA goes live on SPARK! The library serves Lower Macungie Township and Alburtis Borough in Lehigh County. Welcome to Kathee and Natalie and their staff and patrons.
This week SPARK welcomed six new libraries. Dimmick Memorial, Lehighton Area Memorial, Palmerton, Parkland Community, Southern Lehigh, and Slattington went live on SPARK on Thursday, August 16. They’re joining three other Lehigh-Carbon Libraries –Emmaus, Whitehall and Coplay in SPARK, and soon Lower Macungie and Catasauqua will join. Catasauqua is not presently automated, but will be when they join SPARK! Congratulations, … Read More
Authority Control Pre-Conference Session with Jane Sandberg from the Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon Slides are here
All members of the Potter-Tioga Library System are now live on SPARK! Here they are: Blossburg Memorial Library Coudersport Public Library Elkland Area Community Library Galeton Public Library Genesee Area Library Knoxville Public Library Mansfield Free Public Library Oswayo Valley Memorial Library Ulysses Library Westfield Public Library They join the Green Free Public Library in Wellsboro which has been on … Read More
The Huntingdon County Library is now live on SPARK! They are the first SPARK library to use the new Evergreen Web Client for all operations. A big welcome to Huntingdon who is already on the leading edge!
On October 3rd the Lackawanna County Library System, Cambria County Library System, and Altoona Area Public Library began a resource sharing pilot. This was the first time non-neighboring, non-related libraries have shared resources via SPARK. During October 628 items were circulated to patrons through this pilot, and this is just the start. Thank you to the staff at all of … Read More
The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library in Northumberland County is now live on SPARK! A big thank you to Equinox and everyone who helped to migrate them in record time. They were on an older system with a fragile server. Getting their data out before the server blew up was a challenge, but we did it! Welcome!