We are pleased to report that the Public Library of Catasauqua in Lehigh County is now a member of PaILS. SPARK will be their first automated system. They will be going live in 2018. Welcome Catasauqua!
We are pleased to announce that the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity is now live on SPARK! Congratulations to the staff who displayed a great attitude and an indomitable professionalism throughout the migration process. Welcome to the Evergreen community!
These serious folks are participating in an Evergreen Hackfest at the Evergreen International Conference that took place on April 4-8 in Covington, KY. The Hackfest was sponsored by PaILS. Squash them bugs!
We would like to welcome the Federated Library System of Bedford County to SPARK. This includes these libraries: Bedford County Library Everett Free Library Hyndman-Londonberry Public Library Saxton Community Library As you can see, the move to SPARK generated community excitement:
PaILS has been mentioned in Compendium, a publication of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. You can read the complete article here.
The Ralpho Township Public Library is in the news and SPARK is mentioned!
Some of you who have worked in libraries for quite some time may catch the symbolism in this photo. Note the old Gaylord checkout machine next to the new PC. We are happy to announce that the Ralpho Township Public Library in Northumberland County will be joining SPARK this year and, in the process, automating for the first time.
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 … Read More
The Eastern Monroe Public Library in Stroudsburg is now live on SPARK! Along with the beautiful and busy Hughes Library, they are also bringing along two branches and a Bookmobile. SPARK will allow Eastern Monroe to share resources and patrons with the Pocono Mountain Public Library, another recently migrated SPARK member that is also in Monroe County. Welcome Eastern Monroe!
Here is an updated schedule of SPARK activities that will take us through 2017: December Eastern Monroe Public Library Go Live (12/8/2016) January Upgrade to Evergreen 2.11 (1/11/2017) Access PA Export Authority Control Update March Bedford County Libraries Go Live (3/23/2017) April Access PA Export Authority Control Update May Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Go Live (5/18/2017) June Bangor … Read More