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New Website for Pembroke

pembrokeThe Pembroke Public Library went live with their newly designed website today. The site has been updated with a new look and friendlier navigation to showcase all of their wonderful resources and services. Congratulations!

Commonwealth Catalog Live!

Today SAILS is moving to the Commonwealth Catalog! The Commonwealth Catalog is similar to the Virtual Catalog. The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond your local library’s resources. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for quick pickup. You know what you want — let the Commonwealth Catalog help you get it.
Please search the SAILS Enterprise catalog first. If the material you want is not available in the catalog, please log in here to use the Commonwealth Catalog. For additional assistance, please contact your local library.
 

Big Library Read – June 9 – 23, Eyes on You by Robin Trainer

OverDrive’s Big Library Read event is back, and this time with a twist. In Kate White’s fast-paced suspense novel Eyes on You, Robin Trainer learns that being a media star comes with its costs; including potentially her own life. Can you guess her perpetrator before the big reveal?

Both the eBook and the audiobook formats of this title will be available with unlimited access on your OverDrive-powered site at any time between June 9  and June 23 for the duration of your lending period.

Title available at: http://sails.lib.overdrive.com - just log in with your SAILS library card.

Formats: eBook in Kindle, EPUB, and OverDrive Read.

Library Assistant

Marion Elizabeth Taber Library

Part Time Library Assistant

Description:

Performs a variety of tasks, including checking library materials in and out using the SAILS computer network; assisting patrons in person and over the phone with any circulation issues, such as reviewing library accounts, placing holds, renewing books. Collects, sorts and shelves library materials. Performs a variety of stack maintenance functions including shelf reading and, under the Director’s supervision, weeding of the collection. Assists patrons with use of computers and processes materials. Assists patrons with research and online searches. Provides information on library services and procedural matters. Assists in locating materials. Handles a variety of administrative and bookkeeping tasks such as ordering supplies, updating spreadsheets, acknowledging donations, preparing and making weekly bank deposits, and submitting monthly revenue reports. Performs other related library duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must be organized, have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills and work well with a wide variety of patrons as well as other library staff. Ability to solve problems and work independently. Must have computer skills including the ability to troubleshoot technical issues. Library experience preferred. 19 hours per week, will include one evening a week and some Saturdays and Sundays (Oct-April.) Education Required: High school diploma/equivalency required Salary:  $12.85-$14.00/hour Closing Date:  June 12, 2015 Contact Information: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to eoneill@sailsinc.org or Libby O’Neill, Library Director, 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738


OverDrive Listen is now live!

From Overdrive: We are excited to announce a new listening option for audiobooks, called OverDrive Listen, is now available for your audiobook collection! Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same ease of use; simply browse, borrow, and listen right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser. Using OverDrive Listen, you can add bookmarks, take notes, or make highlights. This additional listening option has been automatically added to MP3 audiobooks in your digital collection (where publisher permits) at no additional cost. There is no action required on your part. Capture

Bourne residents & certification

SAILS determines whether a patron should be assigned a DECERTIFIED patron profile based on zip code.  Unfortunately there is a section of Bourne that has the same zip code as Wareham and those patrons may have had their records modified.  If you have a patron in this situation change the patron profile back to what is should be (Adult, Juv, etc.) and update the patron's USERCAT4 to CERT.  Our reports will then know that while the patron's zip code is a Wareham code the person actually resides in a certified community

Unfillable Holds Reports

Starting 3/20 you began receiving a daily report of holds that cannot be filled because the last copy has been set to missing, discard or lost.  These reports are cumulative and holds will continue to appear on the report until you do something with them.
How you wish to proceed will be up to each library.  At a bare minimum the holds need to be cancelled.  We suggest that you see if there is another edition that can be used to fill the hold - we do find that sometimes patrons are not aware that there is another version on which there are more available copies.  You may choose to wait to cancel holds on items set to lost in case the item is returned.  And you do have the option of passing this on to the person in your library who handles ILL and Virtual Catalog so that a copy from another network can be requested to satisfy the person's request.
Several asked that the report be emailed to a specific person and we have done so.  All reports will appear in your finished report list as well.
The form that you have been using to notify libraries that your copy is not available to fill a hold has been removed from the website.