In the morning, we had Michael Blakenhol from NNLM and he provided information on the National Library of Medicine, it's tools, it's continuing education, and presented the program "Caring for the Mind" the presentation and information mentioned during his visit are under the Adult Programming Section and the Harry Potter Genetics Lesson is listed under Children's Services.
The afternoon sessions covered the new ILL procedures and setting up ShareIt more efficiently.
Main takeaways from the ILL Session are the creation of the District ILL forms to replace emailing requests and the OCLC green cards. ILL will no longer receive blank requests and librarians were shown how to reorganize their participant records so that County Libraries would be requested first then the district center. The main reason for this is that a blank request doesn't always have enough information and the request doesn't stop if Warren can't fill it. Items newer than 6 months will not be considered unless there are no holds by local patrons. So, please make sure to check your participant record and reorganize the lender list accordingly.
For Cataloging, please note that you will never not have records fail. Many are magazines. However, you can check your records and then utilize the handout provided by Jenna to show which field are necessary for a record not to fail. It also allows you to see if there are some titles that you know are flat out wonky or gone.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
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