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May 2015

Table of Contents

Mark Your Calendar
Address List & Library Fee Changes
Schedule Changes
Staff Update
Technical Services
Ordering
Cataloguing
Resource Sharing
Collections
Extras
Mark Your Calendar

May 1 - Taleblazers (Young Alberta Book Society) bookings open

May 1-31 - Alberta Reader's Choice Award, Public votes for winner

May 14 - PRL Board Meeting (1-3 pm)

May 15 - Quatrefoil submission deadline

Late May - Commonwealth Writers Prize Winners, Watch for winners announcement!

May 28-31 - Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT) Conference, Canmore

June 6 - Summer Reading Workshop at Parkland from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 15 - Librarians Advisory Group (LAG) - PRL Headquarters 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Address List & Library Fee Changes


The Address List has been updated for the following libraries:
  • Galahad Public Library - new board chair - Ms. Paula Stenlund
Library Card Fees have changed for the following libraries:
  • Alix Public Library - FREE! Effective May 1.
The new list can be found in the Q Drive to print for your library, if you so choose.

Schedule Changes


Staff Meeting - Wednesday May 20 9:00 a.m.

Office Closure - Monday, May 18 for Victoria Day!

Staff Update


Judy Dubas, one of PRL's catalogers will be returning to Parkland on May 1 after being on leave.  Welcome back Judy!

Dennis Sheppard, one of PRL's cataloguers will be leaving on May 5 to fill a position in the Peace Library System.  Good luck Dennis in your new adventures.



 

Technical Services

Ordering

The May ILL Hot Picks list is up!  These are titles that have been requested by Parkland patrons through interlibrary loan. Ordering? See Selection List instructions on our Horizon page.

Library Services Center slists are updated monthly. This month there are additions to Adult, Audio-Visual, and Juvenile categories. View new lists on our vendor catalogues page.

New patron suggestions are available at: Q:\Collections\Collection Development\Recommended Titles to Buy\Patron purchase suggestions.

Suggestions are region-wide (you will have received your own patrons' suggestions by email).

Looking for 3M ordering ideas?  Check out the 3 lists on the Q: drive folder:

Q:\Collections\Collection Development\Recommended Titles to Buy\3M - top picks

  • Top 10 Requested by Title and Ratio

Want the top 50 requested titles? Go to:

Q:\Collections\Collection Development\Recommended Titles to Buy\Horizon - top requested by title and ratio

Cataloguing

  • Process Only Queue - Currently working on items sent in:

Purchased: April 21
Donation: April 22

Resource Sharing


VDX procedure changes

The revised VDX manual has been sent out to all libraries, along with a list of what's changed.

Most notable changes:
- Libraries are no longer responsible for processing Idle requests.
- As of May 4, PRL will send out email notices for VDX requests that cannot be filled (to all patrons with email addresses in Horizon, except for patrons of libraries that opt out of this service).
- Libraries may now opt in to have PRL place holds in Horizon for requests from external libraries in VDX.  (Libraries are still expected to go into VDX to action these "Shipped.")

Collections

Non-Fiction Titles
Check out our new non-fiction titles by following the link below:

http://prl.ab.ca/files/PRL_Non_Fiction_April_2015.pdf.
 


PRL Audiobook Collection

Check out our newest audiobook titles by following the link below:
 

http://www.prl.ab.ca/files/April_2015_Audiobooks.pdf


 

Extras

Parkland Regional Library Needs Assessment Meetings:
Parkland held facilitated meetings throughout the region April 21 to April 24 and all were well attended. 

Thank you to everyone who attended these meetings to help Parkland build their strategic plan for the years of 2016-2018.


 
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