School District #43 is lucky to have a Library Processing Department that offers shelf-ready services to our Elementary & Middle school libraries. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, September through June.
Library Processing provides telephone and email support in all areas involving:
- Library operations
- Library technology
- Passwords for Destiny and eResources
Library Processing also offers the following cataloguing and classification services to schools:
Library Processing will refine brief, incomplete, or inaccurate bibliographic records for schools. A full, complete and accurate record will result. Visit the Processing page for full details (log in required).
If you are unsure of what call number to assign to a resource, contact Library Processing. MARC Record Entry: Library Processing will check and upload MARC records downloaded from sources such as AMICUS or purchased from vendors. If submitting downloaded records, please also submit a title list of the records that are in the file to be uploaded. A title list is desired, but not required, for records bought from vendors. Web Resources and Multilingual Materials: Library Processing will catalogue and classify web resources and library materials in languages other than English. Videos, DVDs, Kits and Non-Print Materials: Library Processing will catalogue and classify any Videos or DVDs in addition to Kits and Non-Print Materials.
Additional Cataloguing, Classification and Processing Services for Schools
Library Processing provides "Full Processing" to Elementary & Middle schools. "Full Processing" is a service which results in library materials being returned to schools shelf-ready, through the provision of additional services such as barcoding and spine labelling. Teacher-librarians may choose which of these services, if any, they wish for each individual submission of library materials to Library Processing. Scholastic materials: Library Processing will add Scholastic ISBNs to existing records.
Library Processing laminates library book covers for schools. Visit the Laminating page for full details (log in required). There is no limit to how many book covers can be sent in each year; generally all sizes of book covers can be laminated. Before sending book covers to be laminated to Library Processing, ensure that all undesired stickers are removed and please stamp the name of your school on the inside of the cover.
Library Processing provides inventory support and equipment to schools. Visit the Inventory page for full details (log in required). Inventory does not have to be performed every year, but it must be done on a regular basis. Book well in advance if you desire to perform inventory in June.
Maintenance (Union Catalogue)
Library Processing maintains the Union Catalogue for all schools. In maintaining the Union Catalogue, Library Processing refines poor records, merges duplicate records and adds authority records. Visit the Processing page for full details (log in required).
Automation Testing and Upgrades
As required, Library Processing tests and upgrades information management products and solutions for schools, including textbook management solutions.
Library Processing provides assistance with the group ordering of barcodes several times in the year. Visit the Barcode Order page for full details (log in required).