Lost In Migration
March 22, 2010 1 Comment
I was going to say that I’ve been MIA but felt that would be disrespectful of the real MIA‘s from our military and others around the world. So I thought a nod to the Scarlet Johansson-Bill Murray movie was a better title.
Life has gotten in the way of my blog. Once things settle back down I will hopefully resume a more regular schedule. So what’s keeping me so busy? One word – Polaris! We are in the midst of migrating from our current Sirsi-Dynix ILS (Horizon) to Polaris. I’ve been given a great opportunity to coordinate all the training for over 240 FT and PT plus all the on-call staff. This means fitting all these people into 3 rounds of training in less than two months. This comes at one of the busiest times of the year for our library – just before Summer Reader! Children’s staff will be book promoting in the schools, then sign up of kids and summer reader begins about a month before we go live. I have to thank everyone who has been so flexible and understanding – we have a great library staff.
I’m enjoying the challenge and it wouldn’t be possible without Rachel Rappaport’s guidance. She is our training coordinator but she is about to have her hands really full with her latest project – a baby boy (she is due the end of this month)! Congrats ahead of time to Rachel and Jonathan – don’t worry about us just enjoy your new bundle of joy.
So if nothing new is posted here for awhile you’ll understand why. I will be attending Computers in Libraries 2010 this year and I will be blogging from there but after that it will be back to all Polaris all the time.
Thanks for hanging in there with me.