Library staff will be involved in the migration process in many different ways. In addition to participating through Library Staff Advisory Groups, each library will form an In-Library Migration Team.  Within each library, staff will need to participate in training, data testing and configuration work. The in-library migration team will be responsible for making sure that internal library needs are met. The number of staff on teams will vary library-to-library. Libraries are encouraged to structure their teams to meet their specific needs, with someone responsible for areas listed below. Libraries can assign one individual to be our main point of contact for all 5 of the areas listed below, or can divide the duties among multiple staff members. Submit the information for your In-Library Migration Team using this form by May 31, 2017.

Watch our Roles & Responsibilities video to learn more about the different migration responsibilities. 

  • Library Lead & Training Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating the in-library training schedule. Serves as point person for communication with CCS that does not clearly fit into another category.

  • Data Testing: Will coordinate internal review of the test load data and provide feedback to CCS. Will communicate and follow up with CCS concerning data corrections and other updates to the test data.

  • 3rd Party & Peripheral Testing: Will test library’s 3rd party products and other services that will integrate with Polaris leading up to the migration. Will test and configure peripherals.

  • PowerPAC Setup: Will configure/customize the library’s PowerPAC profile to meet community needs.

  • Patron Communication: Changes to the library ILS will need to be communicated to library users well in advance of the migration. To help ease the transition, CCS will create training materials and other documentation that can be freely shared with the public. Each library will have a staff member responsible for communicating with CCS any patron needs and with distribute training and educational materials to end users.