NorCal IUG 2019: Proposal Submissions by September 23rd.

Hello everyone,
 
The 2019 Northern California Innovative Users Group (NorCal IUG) Conference will be held at Santa Clara City Library on Friday, November 1, 2019. We need your participation!


We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for a 15-minute lightning talk presentation, Birds of a Feather, or a poster session. The topics should be beneficial to any type of library (academic, public, special) that uses products provided by Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Suggestion for topics:

  • Tips and best practices for hardware and software migration
  • Implementation of new features, products, and services
  • Locally developed solutions that are integrated with the ILS
  • Data manipulation and integration with non-ILS data
  • API, SQL query for workflow automation
  • And any other topics that might be of interest to the NorCal IUG group

Please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/CacSyukKnKQgH5ay9 to submit proposals by September 23. Presenters will be confirmed before the registration opens on September 30. We thank you in advance for considering submitting program proposals.

For this year’s program, there will be concurrent sessions where we are hoping to provide III support staff participation for short “clinic” appointments to answer specific questions pertaining to your library, including deep drives into any open tickets. Once the exact III staff support availability is confirmed, a Google form will be sent to registrants for scheduling appointments.

After the program is finalized, registration will open shortly for about two weeks. Stay tuned for the updates or check the update on the NorCal IUG Blog site.

 

NorCal IUG Steering Committee
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NorCal IUG 2019

NorCal IUG Conference 2019 (SAVE THE DATE)

November 1

Details

Registration Fee:

$30

Date:
November 1

Venue

Santa Clara City Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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Phone:
408-615-2900
Website:
City of Santa Clara
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NORCAL IUG 2018 Presentations

Here is a link to this years presentations.  Please fill out the evaluation form so that we can improve next year!

Would you like to join the committee next year or host the event.  Let me know.

Thanks for attending!  Shannon

smm20@stmarys-ca.edu

 

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NorCal IUG 2018 October 26th, 2018 Registration is open until October 19th!!

The NorCal IUG registration is open! This event will be on Friday, October 26 at Hagerty Lounge/De La Salle Hall in St. Mary’s College of California, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575. Campus map is linked here.

Please register online by Friday, October 19th using this link https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2536713. We regret that we cannot accommodate same-day registration.

Registration cost is $30 per person. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The food options will accommodate vegetarians and vegans but not necessarily other food allergies or restrictions; please plan accordingly.

St. Mary’s College campus is accessible via BART, CalTrain and County Connection bus. Parking is also available on campus for $3/day – This may be pre-paid during your registration or you may pay when arriving on campus. There will be guaranteed parking set aside for attendees who pay for parking with their registration. See visitor parking map. See directions here.

Please direct your questions about the event or registration to this year’s co-chairs: Shannon Meaney-Ryer (smm20@stmarys-ca.edu) and Vanessa Walden (vwalden@marincounty.org).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Registration with coffee & light refreshments (included with your registration fee)
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Welcome – Vanessa Walden and Shannon Meaney-Ryer
  • 9:45 – 10:30 Innovative update, Q & A – Innovative representatives:
    • Raena Morrison, Director of Sales Operations
    • Joe Wojtowicz, Library Relations Manager
    • Mike Carney, Inside Sales Representative
    • Jenna Morin, Manager, Inside Sales
    • Etta Jones, Director of Solutions Marketing
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 – 12:15 Presentations from NorCal IUG libraries (Abstracts available below)
    • Wrangling Renewals: Getting Your Print Subscriptions Under Control / CJ McCort and Sarah Frieldsmith, Sacramento Public Library
    • Why should I become a Link+ member? LINK+ Update and Operations Overview / Katie Carter, Santa Clara City Library
    • Statistics with Decision Center / Dan McMahon, MARINet Administrator, Marin County Free Library
  • 12:15 – 1:25 Lunch on DSL Lawn and Tours (included with your registration fee)
    • 12:45-1:25 Library and Archives Tour (Optional)
    • 12:45-1:25 Museum Tour (Optional)
  • 1:30 – 2:50 Breakout Sessions
    • 1:30 – 2:10 Sierra/Millennium A (choose one)
      • Systems & API
      • Acquisitions & Serials
    • 2:10 – 2:15 BREAK
    • 2:15 – 2:50 Sierra/Millennium Sierra/Millennium B (choose one)
      • Cataloging & Authorities
      • Circulation / Resource Sharing
    • 1:30 – 2:50 Polaris
  • 2:55 – 3:00 Wrap up from steering committee, evaluation, and outreach for leadership opportunities in NorCal IUG

Abstracts

Wrangling Renewals: Getting Your Print Subscriptions Under Control / CJ McCort and Sarah Frieldsmith, Sacramento Public Library

Do you have centralized magazine purchasing for multiple locations with differing subscriptions? Do you need to produce selection lists? Make reports on expenditures? Update annual budgets? All at the click of a mouse? Come see how you can leverage Microsoft Access to get it all under control. Also includes optional loading of order and check-in records. Sample database provided.

CJ McCort is the Acquisitions and Collection Development Supervisor for the Sacramento Public Library; Sarah Frieldsmith is the Integrated Library Systems Supervisor for Sacramento Public Library.

Why should I become a Link+ member? LINK+ Update and Operations Overview / Katie Carter, Santa Clara City Library

Are you looking for a way to streamline your interlibrary loan process while still providing your patrons with access to a wide range of materials? LINK+ provides your patrons with a convenient and easy way to request materials from over 60 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Find out about the benefits of becoming a member during this LINK+ update and operations overview.

Katie Carter is a Senior Library Assistant with the Santa Clara City Library. She has served as the chair of the LINK+ Operations Steering Committee since 2016.

Statistics with Decision Center / Dan McMahon, MARINet Administrator, Marin County Free Library

MARINet has used Decision Center (and before that Encore Reporter) for over 7 years. We use Decision Center both for routine circulation statistics, and for answering more detailed queries about the effect of policy changes, or for being aware of general trends. Typical statistics we pull from Decision Center include:

  • How much are our self checks used?
  • What is the most popular item requested at each library?
  • How busy is each library by hour, each day of the week? (Impact on staffing.)
  • How much material moves between locations within the consortium each year?

I will quickly outline how we do each of these searches, and show the results.

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NorCal IUG 2017 Registration now open!

Registration for this year’s Northern California User’s Group Conference is now open! It will be held on Friday, November 17th at the Santa Clara University Library, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95053. Registration cost is $30 per person; refreshments and lunch will be provided. The food options will accommodate vegetarians and vegans but not necessarily other food allergies or restrictions; please plan accordingly.

Please register online by November 10th using this link: https://www.regonline.com/2017norcaliugconference. We regret that we cannot accommodate same-day registration. Please direct your questions about the event or registration to this years co-chairs: Vanessa Walden VWalden@marincounty.org and
Wen-ying Lu wlu@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University is directly across El Camino Real from a train station served by CalTrain, Amtrak Commuter Rail, and the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE). Parking is also available on campus for $8.00 per day per vehicle – this may be pre-paid during your registration or you may pay when arriving on campus. If you prepay parking, you may pick up your parking pass at the kiosk as you enter the main entrance to campus, directly across El Camino Real from the train station. Map and directions.

Agenda:

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Registration with coffee & light refreshments (included with your registration fee)
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Welcome
  • 9:45 – 10:45 Innovative update: Bill Schickling, Executive Vice President, Business Development
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Presentations from NorCal IUG libraries (Abstracts available below)
    • Saving Time with Python – Gem Stone-Logan (Mountain View Public Library)
    • Extending Sierra Using SQL and the Sierra APIs – John Boggs (Peninsula Library System)
    • Redesigning Our WebPAC: A Progress Report – Anders Lyon & Justine Withers (Univ. of San Francisco)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (included wih your registration fee)
  • 1:00 – 1:15 Optional tour of the SCU Automated Retrieval System (ARS) operations
  • 1:15 – 2:45 Breakout Sessions (choose one to attend)
    • Systems & API
    • Circulation / Resource Sharing / Link+
    • Cataloging & Authorities
    • Acquisitions & Serials
    • Polaris
  • 2:45 – 3:00 Wrap up from steering committee, evaluation, and outreach for leadership opportunities in NorCal IUG

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NorCal IUG 2015 Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 2015 NorCal IUG meeting: https://www.regonline.com/2015norcaliugconference
Attendees must preregister online by Monday, November 16.  We regret that we cannot accommodate same-day registration.

NorCal IUG 2015 Conference
Friday, November 20, 2015 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, California 94704

Your $20 registration fee includes a wonderful program with Innovative and IUG presentations as well as a coffee service and buffet lunch.  Many thanks to the Berkeley Public Library for hosting this year’s conference event.

Preliminary program
9:15-9:45        Registration and coffee (included with your registration fee)
9:45-10:30       Innovative Interfaces presentation
10:45-11:45     Member library presentations
  • Patron Expiration Reminders with SQL (Dan McMahon, MARINet)
  • Tips & Tricks to Help Manage Electronic Resources (Jessica Harris, Santa Clara University)
  • Evaluating Picture Book Circulation Using Decision Center (Shane Curtin, Mill Valley Public Library)
  • Using Load Table, Excel, and MarcEdit to batch change email address in Patron Records (Melvyn Yabut, Mountain View Public Library)
12:00               Lunch
12:40               Tour of the library (optional)
1:00-1:45         Concurrent sessions
  • Birds of a Feather:  System administrators
  • Birds of a Feather:   ERM
  • Birds of a Feather:  Circulation
1:45-2:30         Concurrent sessions
  • Birds of a Feather:  Cataloging
  • Birds of a Feather:   ILL and LINK+
  • Birds of a Feather:  Acquisitions
2:30-3:00         Wrap up from steering committee, evaluation, and outreach for leadership opportunities in NorCal IUG


The food options will accommodate vegetarians and vegans but not other food allergies or restrictions; please plan accordingly.


Questions about the NorCal IUG registration process should go to this year’s co-chairs:

Erika Johnson eljohnson5@usfca.edu

Vanessa Walden VWalden@marincounty.org


Thanks, and hope to see you there!

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