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"Bad libraries build collections,
good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities."
- R. David Lankes

Walmart Grant Helps Illinois Libraries with 21st Century Technology

Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) received a generous Walmart State Giving grant to assist bringing 21st century technology to small rural libraries in central and southern Illinois. Libraries were selected to participate in this program based on their membership in IHLS, population, and the amount of their income from property taxes and grants.

Duplicate items in notice

A bug has been discovered in Polaris "Almost Overdue" email notices that causes each title to be displayed twice.   It only happens to patrons that have a notification option of "Email Address" AND "Additional TXT notice" checked.  

Polaris is working on a patch to correct the problem.

Polaris Upgraded to version 5.2 (April 13th - 14th)

Innovative and SHARE staff will be upgrading Polaris to version 5.2 on Thursday, April 13th, beginning at 10:00pm and completing on Friday, April 14th at 8:00am.  During the upgrade all Polaris systems will be unavailable.  

This includes but is not limited to: Polaris staff client, LEAP, SimplyReports, Online Catalog (OPAC), SIP2, and Cloud Library for new check outs.

For more information please see these support docuements:

Pre-Basic Circulation Video Added

A new video has been added to the SHARE Training website! 

The 10 Commandments of Circulation course is required for current and future library staff.

Accessing the course is easy! Click on the course link above and log in using your Polaris username and password.  Once you’ve entered Moodle, self-enroll in the course and you’ll be able to view the video at any time. You’ll also find other courses including a Cloud Library Demo, Recorded Cataloger’s Training Sessions, and Basic Circulation.

Temporary Polaris Logon Procedure Change until April 30, 2017

After logging into the initial SHARE Members Access page, there are now two icons.  If you have upgraded to ScrewDrivers v6, select the For ScrewDrivers v6 Polaris Access icon.  If you haven't yet, please do so before April 30, 2017.  In the meantime, you can log in using the ScrewDrivers v4 Polaris Access icon. 

Polaris Upgrade Coming Soon

We are planning our next Polaris upgrade, which will be started after the last library closes on Thursday, April 13, and, hopefully, be completed before the first library opens on Friday, April 14.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing information about the changes and improvements coming with the upgrades, and what to do if the upgrade is not finished when your library opens on the 14th.