Ongoing

Training

Even though the go-live date is in the past, CCS continues to offer Polaris-themed training for both Public Services and Technical Services staff. Post go-live training is led by CCS staff and are focused, half-day sessions. Training will continue to be held at the CCS Office (3355 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite J, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7706). 

View more information and register through the L2 learning calendar

Introduction to Leap
Friday, February 21, 2020 (9:30am - 11:30am)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

This two hour session introduces staff to Leap, the Polaris web-based client. During the session, staff will gain a better understanding of the Leap interface and bib, item, and patron records; review basic searching in the Find Tool; and learn about placing and modifying holds. Prerequisites: No previous experience with Leap is needed.

Register for the May 12 session

CANCELLED - Circulation Topics Training
Thursday, March 26, 2020 (9:30am - 11:30am)

This session dives into three circulation-related topics: patron associations, notices, and patron troubleshooting. During the session, attendees will learn about the Polaris Associations functionality and how to set them up. We’ll also dig into all things notices – configuration, troubleshooting, and staff maintenance responsibilities. The session will end with looking at how to gather information from Polaris to help troubleshoot patron issues. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Leap and patron/item/bib records; basic searching.

Register for this session

CANCELLED - Simply Reports Training
Friday, April 17, 2020 (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Do you need a custom report? Learn how with Simply Reports! Learn how to log in to Simply Reports, create list and count reports, view and manipulate results, and other report options. Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Simply Reports is needed.

Register for the April 17 session

Register for the June 3 session

CANCELLED - Public Services Topics Training
Thursday, April 30, 2020 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Interested in a workaround for saving a search setup? Or for tips on how to make record sets work for you? Sign up for the Public Services Topics training session! In this session, attendees will learn how to create and save a Power Search in Leap to streamline searching. We’ll also review at how to create record sets and manipulate existing sets. Finally, attendees will look at certain holds functionalities, like grouping holds and modifying the holds queue, to help better serve patrons. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Leap and patron/item/bib records; basic searching; placing a hold.

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Introduction to Polaris Serials
Monday, May 18, 2020 (9:30 am - 12:30pm)

Learn the basics of using Polaris for serials control. This introductory training session will cover setting up serial holding records, checking in magazines, using route slips, printing labels, claiming, and reports.

Register for this session