SPARK UG Meeting 2022!

Thank you so much to all who participated in the 3 weeks of events for our annual meeting this May. Final recordings from all the sessions are on our YouTube channel! If you have any thoughts, feedback, or questions about this year’s meeting, please let us know so we can plan for next year. We appreciate it!

SPARK Feature Highlight/Library Spotlight – April 2022

When you’re a SPARK library, you have access to more than an Evergreen ILS. PaILS wants to inspire you to use the tools we provide to their fullest potential, so we’re highlighting some of the ways you can do that! Today’s topic is ChiliPAC booklists: scan it, share it, and alphabetize it! You can curate booklists in ChiliPAC to share at story time, for a holiday, or for another special … Read More

2022 User Group meeting schedule – SAVE THE DATE

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!   Date & Time Event Host 05/04/2022 11 am EST Interlibrary … Read More

2019 Reports

2019 was an active year for PaILS members.  Check out this list of top circulating collection titles from the combined SPARK libraries using Evergreen catalog in 2019. Did your favorite title or author make the list? Note: This list excludes circulation counts for things like the bathroom key or public computers that some libraries track use of using records and items.   Data accessed via the Reports Module of Evergreen … Read More

Authority Control Project: Who is this Authority Anyway?

PaILS Project Title:  Authority Control 2019 What is Authority Control?  Here’s a page from Evergreen documentation that helps to begin to explain it.  It’s a significant detail for catalogers to understand. Project Plan: A group of  community members with cataloging expertise and PaILS support staff will work with Equinox and Backstage to set up an Authority Control Profile. Resources Needed:  Time of Community (accepted volunteers), Project Management Time, Leadership and … Read More

Circulation Committee Meeting

The Circulation Committee will be hosting an online Committee Meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 2p.m. If you would like to attend the Committee Meeting, join online with a computer that has speakers and a microphone or read the instructions being sent via the mailing list about how to dial in with your telephone for sound. The preliminary agenda is listed below: Welcome New Executive Director Update on Charter: Accepted. … Read More

Catalogers Unite at Town Hall

The SPARK Cataloging Committee invites you to the first online Cataloging Town Hall on Wednesday, May 22nd at 2:00 PM.   Like the recently hosted Reports Town Hall, at this event you will have the opportunity to ask all of your questions.  If you have a question about cataloging or would like to see something specific demonstrated, please submit it to the Cataloging Committee Chairperson or email to the SPARK-CAT listserv … Read More