Friday, 25 October 2013

Loxton Waikerie Go Live!

After months of planning, training and preparation, Loxton Waikerie Libraries joined the One Card project yesterday. 

See their fantastic new Enterprise page here.

Loxton Library Manager Karen Rubarth gave us a neat summary of the Loxton launch:

The Loxton Public Library had their GO LIVE launch of the One Card system on October 24 and eased into the day with a very full library by 11am.

A morning tea and cake was held in the morning followed by a sausage sizzle for lunch. The enthusiasm of our patrons was enjoyed by staff as their excitement buoyed us through the long day to our 8pm closing.

The transition ran very smoothly thanks to Leeanne and the fantastic PLS team.

Here's some great photos from the Loxton launch:

Library staff members Karen Flavel, Karen Rubarth & Kylie Smith

Delicious looking One Card this didn't last long!
Loxton volunteers cooking the sausage sizzle

Waikerie Library Manager Michael Cox provided some words on the Waikerie launch:

The Waikerie Library launch was very successful with over 70 people attending. Library manager Michael Cox did the honours by cutting the cake in the form of a book and spoke about the benefits that the new One LMS system would give borrowers in Waikerie, acknowledging the hard work that had been done by the staff both at Waikerie (Dianne Taylor and Katrina Webber) and Loxton (in particular Karen Rubarth) to get us ready for the adoption of the One LMS.

Then it was all hands on deck for the distribution of our new library cards reflecting  an iconic shot of Waikerie. Staff were kept busy all day and patrons were given an information pack containing material on the new system it’s benefits and how it works. It was a great opportunity to also promote our other regular services such as ebooks, databases and children’s services.

Once patrons had received their cards, there was a demonstration of our new Loxton Waikerie service catalogue and we gave borrowers a chance to learn how to use this resource.

It was great to see so many people from the community supporting us on what has been  a very important milestone.

Waikerie's One Card cake - in the form of a book!

Waikerie Library Manager Michael Cox making his speech

Waikerie customers looking forward to trying out the new system!
Waikerie library staff: Dianne Taylor and Katrina Webber

Cake cutting time!


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