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RSA Back to School Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (9:30 AM - 3:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   X (Do not use) RAILS East Peoria Valerie J. Wilford/Videoconference Room (In Person)
RAILS East Peoria Training Lab (In Person)
Cost:   Free

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The Resource Sharing Alliance invites all RSA school librarians to attend the Back to School Workshop on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 3:00 pm. This workshop will be held in-person at the RAILS East Peoria Service Center, 600 High Point Lane in East Peoria.

Attendees may attend the whole workshop or a portion of it. Please register here on L2 if you plan to attend.

The agenda for the RSA Back to School Workshop is posted at

The purpose of the Back to School Workshop is to discuss RSA topics that are relevant to school libraries: circulation, cataloging, reports, system administration, special projects, OCLC, and more! Any school library staff member who would like a “refresher” on RSA operations is encouraged to attend this workshop. Please note RSA staff will not provide in-depth training during the RSA Back to School Workshop.

In addition to the topics listed on the agenda, there will be time to network with fellow school librarians and ask questions of RSA staff. Workshop attendees will enjoy complimentary snacks and lunch provided by RSA.

Feel free to bring your laptop that has WorkFlows installed on it. (Please note you must install the most up-to-date version of the WorkFlows software on your laptop PRIOR to the workshop. RSA staff will not be able to provide WorkFlows installation assistance on the day of the workshop).

Print copies of the workshop packets will be available for those who attend this workshop.

Continuing professional development units (CPDUs) will be available to those who would like to receive credit for their participation in the Back to School Workshop. Workshop attendees will complete the CPDU paperwork at the end of the workshop on July 24th.

We hope you can join us for this year's Back to School Workshop!

Resources for the RSA Back to School Workshop:

Workshop agenda:

Status Update for RSA:
RSA web site:
RSAcat Discovery Search:
SirsiDynix Mentor:

Status Update for RAILS:
RAILS Resource Sharing Page:
RAILS Resource Sharing Policy:
E-Book and Resource Sharing Presentation by Veronda Pitchford: Coming soon!
RAILS Delivery Page:
Order RAILS self-adhesive delivery labels here:

WorkFlows Tips and Tricks:
How to check the max response size in WorkFlows:
How to turn on tabbed window display in WorkFlows:
How to enter your library's closed dates:

System Administration:
How to check the WorkFlows version number:
How to copy the WorkFlows configuration folder on Windows XP:
How to back up the WorkFlows configuration folder on Windows 7:

Report on the RSA Bibliographic Standards Subcommittee:
How to create a brief record for a tablet:
How to create a brief record for an e-reader:
How to create a brief record for an e-reader textbook:
WorkFlows item categories 3, 4, and 5 FAQs for RSA libraries:
Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) web page:

Project Management:
Project Manager's hand-out:
Complete lists of WorkFlows cataloging parameters and user profiles are posted at|||1|||0|||true

Revised circulation policies:
Resource Sharing Alliance Intransit Items Policy:
Resource Sharing Alliance Item Renewal Policy:
Resource Sharing Alliance Overdue Notices and Billing Policy for In-transit Items:
Resource Sharing Alliance Patron Note Standards:

Circulation module helper buttons:

User search helper:

User registration library name properties:

Holds procedures for Union List libraries:
How to fill a hold request appearing in WorkFlows from an RSA Union Listing Library:
Notes on filling Union Listing library holds:

Holds procedures for SHARE Illinois:
How to Place a Hold in SHARE-ILL:
How to fill a hold request appearing in WorkFlows from a SHARE Illinois Library:
Notes on filing SHARE-ILL holds:

RSA reports list:
How to do an inventory in WorkFlows:
Deleting items with a discard user (see page 2):

OCLC WorldShare ILL Presentation by Veronda Pitchford: Coming soon!

Type:   Program

Register by: 7/23/2013

Categories: Cataloging, Circulation, Delivery, LLSAP, OCLC Services, Technical Services

This event is sponsored by Resource Sharing Alliance.

Event listed by: Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 7/24/2013

Questions? Please contact RSA Admin.

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