Public Services

Training

Polaris-led Training 

This 2-day training session is designed for circulation managers and supervisory staff. It will provide a comprehensive overview of both the staff client and LEAP.  In addition to basic topics such as navigation, item search and display, patron registration, and more, it will cover:

  • Receipt printing

  • Managing blocks

  • Fine & Free Processing

  • Offline Circulation

  • Reports

  • Notices

Location:

CCS Office

Time:

9:00am-4:00pm

 

Dates:

Tues., September 12-Wed., September 13

Tues., October 10-Wed., October 11

Tues., October 24-Wed., October 25

Tues., March 20-Wed., March 21

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Limited to 2 staff/library 

 

This 1-day training session is designed for public services staff (including circulation, adult services, youth services and more). It will cover topics including but not limited to:

  • LEAP

    • Navigation and Searching

    • Patron Accounts

    • Holds

    • Checkout/checkin procedures

    • Renewals

  • Staff Client

    • Navigation​ and Searching

    • Patron and Item Records

    • Offline Mode

Location:

CCS Office

Time:

9:00am-4:00pm

Dates:

Tues., November 28

Wed., November 29

Tues., January 9, 2018

Wed., January 10, 2018

Thurs., January 11, 2018

Tues., February 6, 2018

Wed., February 7, 2018

Thurs., February 8, 2018

Thurs., March 22, 2018

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Limited to 5 staff/library

 

All webinars will be recorded and posted on the portal. Times for webinars will be determined after consulting with Polaris trainers. 

PowerPAC Webinar

Date: October 3 (two 2-hour sessions)

Times: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm

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Simply Reports & Export Express

Date: October 4

Time: 9:30 am

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Community Profiles & Feature It

Date: October 17

Time: 9:30 am

Outreach Services

Date: October 19

Time: 9:30 am

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Simply Reports

Date: November 1, 2017

Time: 9:30 am

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ILL

Date: November 2 

Time: 9:30 am

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PAC Customization Webinar

Date: January 8, 2018

Time: 9:30 am

View Recording

 

CCS-Led Training

Registration opens September 2017 for CCS-led Training. Additional sessions may be added based on need. All training will be held at the CCS Office in Arlington Heights. 

PowerPAC 

PowerPAC sessions will cover navigation, searching, placing requests, and patron account settings. Limited to 3 staff/library.

 

Session dates:

January 4, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

February 26, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

March 8, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

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Reports

Learn how to log in to Simply Reports, create a report, view and manipulate results, and other report options. Limited to 3 staff/library.

 

Session Dates:

January 17, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm

February 16, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

March 1, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

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Public Services

These sessions will provide a basic overview of Leap, including navigation, searching, modifying records, checkout/check-in, and more. Limited to 3 staff/library.

 

 Session Dates:

January 25, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

February 13, 2018 (9:00 am)

March 12, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00 am and 1:00pm)

March 23, 2018 (9:00 am)

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Polaris Q&A

Do you still have last-minute questions to answer before go-live? CCS staff will lead a catch-all session to answer your important questions prior to the big day!

Session dates:

April 4, 2018 (9-am-11 am)

April 5, 2018 (1pm-3pm)

(Registration will open at a later date)

Train-the-Trainer

These full-day sessions (9 am-4 pm) are designed for library leads and additional staff members who will have internal training responsibilities. Limited to 2 staff/library.

Session dates:

November 6, 2017

November 7, 2017

November 8, 2017

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ILL *NEW*

This half-day session will cover the Interlibrary Loan functionality in Leap. Registration is limited to 2 staff members per branch.

Session dates:

January 31, 2018 (2 sessions; 9:00am and 1:00pm)

February 5, 2018 (2 sessions; 

9:00am and 1:00pm)

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AMH Meeting *NEW*

This meeting is for libraries who currently have Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems. The meeting will cover AMH configuration and testing for the migration. Registration is limited to 2 staff members per library.

Meeting Date: 

February 2, 2018 (9:30am)

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