Back to School 2023
Follett rolled out Destiny AU2 on July 14th, Updates include:
- Improvements to Collection Analysis Report
- Reading Programs Information
- Ability to see and analyze collection by Genre
- Ability to sort the order of Custom Carousels and Learning Resources
More information can be found in Follett's What's New page. (Destiny Discover|July 13)
We now have an integration between Sora and Destiny. For schools accessing Sora, you will be able to see all titles with one click right in Destiny. Here's a clip of how it would look for a student in Destiny Discover. Directions for integrating this will be available. Let us know through the Help Desk if you would like to do this.
Follett has shared the CDL module with us. Students at participating libraries will be able to search other participating libraries using a tab in the search results. After a hold is placed, the Processing Needed flag will appear, and the librarian will use the existing procedure to initiate and follow through. If you have previously enrolled in CDL, and have completed LORI certification, you are ready to go.
If you are interested in participating, complete LORI certification and contact Karen.
A CDL Training is planned for October - see Professional Learning below.
LORI (Library of Rhode Island)
School Libraries who participate in LORI Resource Sharing must complete certification each year. Libraries have been notified at their ILL email, and the deadline for submission for schools is September 29. If you need to access your ILL email, submit a Help Request. The process is streamlined this year, because the technology piece was suspended for the year.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our in-person conference in July. Based on the conference survey our members appreciated the opportunity to reconnect with each other. A special thanks to RILINK member presenters; Peggy Chace, Kristen Mitchell, Katie O'Kane, Melanie Roy, and Michelle Steever. Jeremy Ferris from AskRI and Renee Leinhard from OverDrive also presented. Click on the image for a link to the conference presentions.
Start of Year Tasks
Please contact us with any questions. For a general refresher Follett presented a webinar over the summer, Back-to-School Checklist, in Follett Community. This one hour session includes learning how to print patron barcode labels or library cards, manage homerooms, update loan policies, and upload patron pictures.
Professional Development Offerings
Back Office Basics
Wednesday, September 20, 3:30 PM
Learn about Back Office Features. Intended as an introductory or review session. Virtual Zoom session.
Tuesday, October 3, 2:30 PM
Learn how the Cross District Loan (CDL) procedure will work this year. Virtual Zoom session. This session may be repeated at a later time, if there is enough interest.
Both sessions will be recorded and shared.
From Exploring Nature - Exploring Nature School subscribers can access all the downloadable science bundles in our store as part of your subscription (170 bundles) as well as everything on the site. To access the store resources:
- Enter the store
- Choose all the downloadable resources you want.
- Check out through the payment section by clicking "purchase order."
- Use RILINK member as your PO number.
- Download and Enjoy.