Welcome to SHARE

 

 

 

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

SHARE voting will open soon! Please review the proposed policy, SHARE Data Privacy and Protection.

Please take a moment to cast your ballot.

SHARE has a new text alert service in the event of a Polaris outage. Text POLARIS to 84483 to receive alerts from SHARE. You will only receive an alert in the event of a system outage.

You will also receive email from SHARE's Official Business mailing list. You can sign up for all emails and newsletters from IHLS and SHARE here.

It's that time of year again! Do you need reports for your annual ILL Traffic Survey? The deadline is March 31, 2022. Please click here for full written instructions, or check out our short video for a quick demonstration on which reports and numbers you'll need for the survey.

 

Take a look at what's happening in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

A reminder that on-order records are not to be used for circulation. On-order records are put into the database only to let patrons know a resource has been ordered but is not yet received. This allows patrons to place holds on the title. These records are not intended for circulation.

A reminder on the use of the Volume field in item records. It’s very important that the Volume field be used correctly because of the effect on holds.

Having information in the Volume field creates an additional step for users when placing a hold, requiring the user to select an individual item or from a group of items.

Take a look at what's happening in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

The SHARE Mobile Library app is here!

SHARE Mobile Library AppOur automated library consortium now has a mobile app! The SHARE Mobile Library, created with the Solus library app platform, allows your patrons to browse new books, renew your items, search digital content, add and manage multiple accounts, and find your nearest public library, all in the app. Keep an eye on this page for all of the latest SHARE Mobile Library news and resources! LEARN MORE

 

Bookmarks, door signs, and social media images are now available on our SHARE Mobile Library Marketing Materials page!

We recently upgraded to Polaris 7.0. 

There are many great features in the Polaris 7.0 upgrade, with many geared toward Leap. One long-awaited feature is the ability to import and edit bibliographic records, which includes the use of newly created cataloging shortcut keys. Another great feature is the ability to place multiple patrons on hold for one title in Leap. This is a great feature for library front-line staff to place holds for book club members.

If you would like an overview of the new features, please view this presentation

If you have any questions, please contact Dena Porter.  

For anyone who has not yet tried Leap, or needs a refresher, here's a training session!