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PrairieCat 2019 Users Group Day

When:  
Friday, September 20, 2019 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   NIU Rockford - Conference Center (In Person, Max: 300)
Cost:   Free

  • The registration deadline for this event has passed.

PrairieCat Users Group Day (PUG Day) is an annual event dedicated to professional development, networking, and continuing education. PUG Day sessions are provided on both PrairieCat-specific topics as well as topics of interest to all types of libraries. The event program is available below.

The keynote presentation and breakout sessions by our featured speakers Amanda Standerfer, Ruth Spiro, and Joe Dutra were made possible by a RAILS CE networking group grant.

Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019.

Who should attend: Any staff from Fully Participating, Basic Online, or Union List PrairieCat member libraries. Staff from non-PrairieCat libraries are welcome to attend.

Cancellation Policy: In order for your library to not be billed if applicable, attendees must cancel registrations by September 13, 2019.

Schedule: Registration check-in begins at 8:30 am and the program begins at 9:30 am.

Payment Information: The day includes all sessions, lunch, and light refreshments.

PUG Day Staff Allowance for PrairieCat Members

The PUG Day fee is included in membership fees for Fully Participating and Basic Online members, so the library will not be billed unless additional staff attend. The Public Library tier list is linked below.
Tier 1 Public Libraries: 12 staff attending included
Tier 2 Public Libraries: 5 staff attending included
Tier 3 Public Libraries: 3 staff attending included
Academic, School, and Special Libraries: 3 staff attending included
Each additional staff member: $10.00 per staff attending

Union List Members: $10.00 per staff attending

Non-PrairieCat Members: $35 per person

No payments will be accepted the day of the event. Your library will be billed if applicable. Please email elizabeth.smith@railslibraries.info with any questions.

Quick Hit and Breakout Sessions Preference: For room assignments and handout preparation, please indicate your session preferences as you register. This information will only be used for planning purposes. It does not guarantee a spot in a session, nor is it required that registrants attend the sessions indicated.

Type:   Workshop

Register by: 9/5/2019


Registration Extras
Break Out Session #1 - Please indicate your likely preference (Required)
B1 - The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness (Free)
B1 - Low-Tech Makerspace (Free)
B1 - Hosting a Writing Workshop (Kat Falls - Autho (Free)
B1 - Programming Roundtable (Free)
B1 - PrairieCat Cataloging Forum (Free)
B1 - PrairieCat Circulation Forum (Free)
B1 - IMRF Presentation and Q&A (Free)
NA (Free)
Quick Hit Session #1 - please indicate your likely preference (Required)
Q1 - 10 Ways RAILS Can Help Your Library (Free)
Q1 - CMC: Your Free Cataloging Resource (Free)
Q1 - IT Security: A Technology Class That Won’t Bo (Free)
Q1 - Ignite Their Curiosity: Encouraging Kids to (Free)
Q1 - PrairieCat Holds Essentials (Free)
Q1 - IMRF Benefits Overview (Free)
Q1 - RAILS Delivery Forum (Free)
NA (Free)
NA (Free)
Breakout Session #1 - please indicate your likely preference (Required)
B2 - Surprising S.T.E.M. (Ruth Spiro, Author) (Free)
B2 - Outreach & Inclusion Panel (Free)
B2 - PrairieCat Searching Effectively (Free)
B2 - Top Tech Trends (Free)
B2 - The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness (Free)
B2 - Privacy and Confidentiality (Free)
B2 - OMNI, Overdrive, and Libby, Oh My! (Free)
NA - (Free)
Quick Hit Session #2 - Please indicate your likely preference (Required)
Q2 - Awesome Author Visits! (Ruth Spiro, Author) (Free)
Q2 - How, What, Why, When, and Where?: CMC Catalog (Free)
Q2 - PrairieCat Talent LMS (Free)
Q2 - Inventory: The Most Boring Project You Need (Free)
Q2 - Census 2020 (Free)
Q2 - A Twist on Summer Reading (Free)
NA (Free)

Categories: Discussion Groups/SIGS, LLSAP


This event is sponsored by PrairieCat.

Event listed by: Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Last day to cancel registrations is: 9/13/2019


Questions? Please contact PrairieCat Staff.

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