By now, you have hopefully heard of the Indiana State Library’s new initiative, SRCS (pronounced “Circs”). In short, it’s a statewide patron initiated request system that works with a variety of ILS systems. There are currently 167 libraries across Indiana who are participating in Phase #1 of SRCS’s rollout, with more expected to join during Phase #2 (projected to be late-fall). SRCS is scheduled to “go live” on August 15, 2016.
To prepare participating libraries for the launch, ISL offered five SRCS trainings throughout the state during the week of May 23. Led by Ruth Castillo of Auto-Graphics (vendor for the SRCS system), these trainings were an intense overview and offered attendees a hands-on opportunity to practice. Pictured below are a few of the training sessions.
If you work at one of the participating libraries and missed the May trainings, however, never fear! ISL will be offering two more trainings this summer:
- On Wednesday, June 15th, the training will be held in the Huntington City Township Public Library, 255 West Park Dr., Huntington, IN 46750. Attendance will be capped at 48 people, and attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet so they can follow along with the presenter.
- On Thursday, June 23rd the training will take place in room B205 at the Ivy Tech Bloomington campus in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404. This class will be held in a computer lab with a capacity of 24 participants.
Attendees must pre-register in order to attend either of these events and to receive the 4 TLEUs for attending the training. The registration link will be found on the ISL Continuing Education calendar (http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx) starting on Friday, June 3rd. Registration will close on Friday, June 10.
Further training dates will be announced as they are scheduled.
For more information on SRCS, visit the website here: http://in.gov/library/SRCS.htm
If you have questions, contact Steven Schmidt, Library Development Office, by phone at 317.232.3715 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog post was written by Beth Yates, Professional Development Librarian. For more information, contact the Professional Development Office at (317) 232-3697 or email email@example.com.