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.
Staff Meeting - Wednesday May 20 9:00 a.m.
Office Closure - Monday, May 18 for Victoria Day!
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.
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
Process Only Queue - Currently working on items sent in:
Purchased: April 21
Donation: April 22
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.")
Check out our new non-fiction titles by following the link below: