March 23, 2016

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Big News for the Cloud Library: A giant THANK YOU is due to SHARE libraries that belonged to one of the four Overdrive consortium, Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go! Sometime in the month of April, you’re going to notice that our Cloud Library shared collection has nearly doubled in size! Members of Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go decided as a group that they would like to transfer their eBook and eAudiobook content into the Cloud Library shared collection. SHARE libraries love to share and we’re so appreciative of these libraries and their willingness to make our shared collection even better! Your patrons will be excited to access even more content through the Cloud Library’s easy to use interface, so take a look at this special Thank You and let these libraries know how glad we are that they belong to SHARE!

Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go:
Albion Public Library, Anne West Lindsey District Library (Carterville), Bryan-Bennett Library (Salem), CE Brehm Memorial Library (Mt. Vernon), Carbondale Public Library, Carmi Public Library, Centralia Public Library, Chester Public Library, Crab Orchard Library District, DuQuoin Public Library, Eldorado Memorial Public Library, Evans Public Library (Vandalia), Fairfield Public Library, Flora Public Library, Freeburg Area Library District, Groff Memorial Public Library (Grayville), Harrisburg District Library, Herrin City Library, Lawrence Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Marion Carnegie Library, Mascoutah Public Library, Mt. Carmel Public Library, Nashville Public Library, New Athens District Library, New Baden Library, Olney Public Library, Palestine Public Library District, Pinckneyville Public Library, Red Bud Public Library, Robinson Public Library District, Sallie Logan Public Library (Murphysboro), Sparta Public Library, St. Elmo Public Library District, Steeleville Area Public Library, Stinson Memorial Public Library District, Trenton Public Library

Libraries that use Overdrive may have noticed a significant increase in sign-in issues over the last week or so. Patrons seemed to be having trouble logging in with their current pin. What we have learned is that Overdrive and Polaris were having trouble talking to each other because of some changes to the Overdrive authentication process. The issue is resolved, but it seems that for some patrons, you may need to reset their pin in Polaris. You may use the same pin the patron had before, you’ll just need to re-enter it and save the patron record to resolve the sign-in issue.

  • IHLS Technology Petting Zoo: Friday, April 8 @ Anne West District Library
  • SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Chat: Wednesday, April 20 via Adobe Connect
  • SHARE Circulation Forum: Tuesday, April 26 @ Edwardsville Public Library

Lesley Zavediuk, SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Specialist
Chris Dawdy, SHARE Director