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Information for library clerks about how to perform your jobs. Please contribute to this page by sending ideas to George Pilling

Contents:

Insignia "Cheat sheets": cataloging  circulation  collection  overdues  reserves  textbooks  other

Barcode font  Bookmarks  Processing videos  Repair videos

Insignia "cheat sheets"
By Judy Keller and Traci Dill

email or call 559-730-7688 for help

Note: Some information in these files may apply only to Visalia Unified School District

Cataloging

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Importing records (from a vendor)

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Merging Titles

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Printing barcode and spine labels

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Item report by Barcode Range

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Cataloging copies of books for other libraries in your union system.

 

Circulation

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Changing picture layout in classroom checkout

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Circulation Reports

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Holidays and Days Closed

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Items loaned to another library

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Loan History

 

Collection Analysis and Collection Development

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Average Copyright Date - how to find the copyright date for a range of books.

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Bulk deleting a range of items.

 

Overdues

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Changing Overdue Messages

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Grade Specific Overdue List

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Overdue fines report

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Overdue messages - how to change them

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Printing Homeroom specific overdue messages

 

Reserves

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Reserving items

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Reserve List

 

Textbooks and Assets

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Deleting textbooks and assets

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Marking textbooks damaged

 

General

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Creating Kiosk Buttons

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Spine label template for 98 labels per sheet (3/4" x 1") Does not print automatically from Insignia - Use as a word document you fill in to print Demco #142-1721.

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High Density Barcode Font - save to your computer, then install through fonts menu in control panel. Format for barcodes: *L0333000000000* where 333 is your library number. All barcodes have 14 digits. Item barcodes start with L. Patron barcodes start with P. Textbook barcodes start with T.  Barcode cannot be read unless it has asterisks before and after.

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Bookmarks - use these Word files as templates to create your own.

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New Books - 5 bookmarks per sheet.

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Popular Books - 4 bookmarks per sheet

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Dewey Bookmarks (PDF file) Created with clipart by Elizabeth Kahn, Moreland School District.

 

Videos starring Judy Keller

Processing:

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Covering a dust jacket with a Mylar cover

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Covering a paperback with a hard plastic cover

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Processing a book & machine cataloging

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Shelving books

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Shelving game for practice

 

Repairs:

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When to repair a book - evaluation

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Repairing a dust jacket

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Broken cover hinge

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Loose signature

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Whole text block loose

 

    

The Visalia Learning Center is located behind the Visalia Unified School District Office at
630 S. Atwood Street.

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