Sunday, February 24, 2008

One week to go....

We're in our final countdown week as we prepare to bid a fond farewell to our 16-year-old library software system. Come next Sunday, we are pulling the plug on our old Dynix catalog and moving to a spiffy new Windows-based system called Unicorn (which will soon become Symphony, but you don't even want to get into that).
What does this mean to you, the library user? It means that we will be unable to check anything in or out for three days - March 3, 4, 5 - so we will be closed during those days for additional training with the new system. We have fiddled with due dates, so there will be no library items that are due while we are closed (so no worries about trying to shove them in our bookdrop to avoid late fees).
We will reopen at 10 am on Thursday, March 6th with balloons, cake and a look of concentration on our faces. We are so accustomed to the old system that we do things automatically, and we will now have to think our way through things for a little while. We're sure you will overlook our brief period of inefficiency.
In addition, on Saturday March 8th members of the Teen Advisory Group will be on hand to help people use the new library catalog. Since that week is also Teen Tech Week, it will be a nice chance for the members of TAG to show off their computer skills to everyone in the community. Please stop by and check out our new system! And thanks for being patient.....

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