The Strategic Guide to Your COSUGI Schedule

Just a few more weeks until COSUGI: it’s time to sit down and plan the sessions you’ll attend.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve put together possible schedules that might interest a variety of librarians. Find the role that applies to you, and start filling in your agenda.

(Haven’t registered for COSUGI 2015 yet? There’s still time! Visit the COSUGI registration page today to sign up.)

Library Director

Running a library is a tremendous challenge; it’s even harder if you go it alone. Get advice from SirsiDynix and fellow COSUGI members, especially for analytics, technology, and BLUEcloud products.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. New Developments in RFID Self-Service
2:45–3:45 p.m. The Best Passage: BLUEcloud Platform and Technical Update
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. Library Services Platforms: The New Library Systems
9:30–10:30 a.m. BLUEcloud Analytics: It’s All about the Bass and the Treble
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Analytics—A User’s Status Report
1:45–2:45 p.m. From the Forums to the Roadmap
3:15–4:15 p.m. Consortia Sharing Session and SIG Meeting
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Consulting Services: From Basics to Platinum
9:15–10:00 a.m. Symphony API Sharing Session
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Just Another Day in the Lab
2:00–3:00 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Products Sharing Session

 

Senior Library Staff Member

You’ve worked in the industry long enough that your library couldn’t function without you. Learn innovative ways to improve your patrons’ experience, your library tools, and your role in the community.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. Symphony Basic Administration
2:45–3:45 p.m. Where Do I Even Start?! Designing and Implementing a Clean-up and Maintenance Plan for Symphony—a Novice’s Perspective
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. BLUEcloud Universal Admin: Get All Your Ducks in a Row
9:30–10:30 a.m. Tools Administrators (and Others) Use
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Guides for the Technology Trail: Support Center, Training and Mentor Updates
1:45–2:45 p.m. Increase Library Support with Community Funded Services
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Acquisitions and MarketPlace: Taking Collection Development to New Heights
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Bike Lending Made Easy Using the Library System
9:15–10:00 a.m. Symphony Reports Sharing Session
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. LibraryThing and Enterprise—Enhancing the User Experience
2:00–3:00 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered
3:15–4:15 p.m. Web Services Sharing Session: Sparking New Ideas

 

Horizon User

Even as we develop BLUEcloud Products, we’re still working to improve Horizon for your library. Come learn about Horizon and BLUEcloud updates, as well as innovative ways to use your ILS.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. Coming Soon to Your Horizon System!
2:45–3:45 p.m. Stump the Chumps: Horizon Q&A
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. BLUEcloud Universal Admin: Get All Your Ducks in a Row
9:30–10:30 a.m. Going BLUEcloud with Enterprise, Portfolio and Other Discovery Products!
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. What’s in a (Web Service)
1:45–2:45 p.m. The New Hennepin County Library Catalog
3:15–4:15 p.m. SQLevate Horizon—A Query Discussion and Sharing Session
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Horizon Admin Sharing Session: Not Just for Admins Anymore!
9:15–10:00 a.m. Are You Using All the Bells and Whistles?
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Just Another Day in the Lab
2:00–3:00 p.m. Horizon Roadmaps, Strategic Partner Program, and Development Processes
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered

 

Symphony User

As development on BLUEcloud products continues, Symphony know-how is still important. Brush up on your Symphony skills, and learn more about how BLUEcloud will improve your workflows.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. Symphony Basic Administration
2:45–3:45 p.m. Coming Soon to Your Symphony System!
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Stump the Chumps: Symphony Q&A
9:30–10:30 a.m. Symphony: Roadmaps, Strategic Programs and Development Processes
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Universal Admin: Get All Your Ducks in a Row
1:45–2:45 p.m. Extend Your Symphony System with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Web Services
3:15–4:15 p.m. What’s Circulating in the BLUEcloud?
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Instantaneous Gratification Is Not Good Enough
9:15–10:00 a.m. Symphony Reports Sharing Session
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Working 3 to 5: Implementing the New Item Categories
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDI Case Study: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love EDI
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered

 

System Administrator

You protect the data and software that powers your library. With a role that important, it’s crucial to hone your skills regularly. Get tips about security, APIs, technology, and more.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. Securing Your Organization—Advanced Tips
2:45–3:45 p.m. The Best Passage: BLUEcloud Platform and Technical Update
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. Best Practices: Backups and Restores
9:30–10:30 a.m. What’s in a (Web) Service?
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Universal Admin: Get All Your Ducks in a Row
1:45–2:45 p.m. Extend Your Symphony System with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Web Services
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Analytics: It’s All about the Bass and the Treble
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Consulting Services: From Basics to Platinum
9:15–10:00 a.m. Symphony API Sharing Session
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Just Another Day in the Lab
2:00–3:00 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered
3:15–4:15 p.m. Symphony System Administration

 

Cataloger

You keep data clear, consistent, and organized so library patrons can find it later. Tighten your skillset with advice about keeping your database current, simplifying data entry, and using the new features in BLUEcloud Cataloging.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. Spread the Word: Using Spreadsheets to Streamline Data Entry into Symphony WorkFlows
2:45–3:45 p.m. BLUEcloud Cataloging—Bringing Features, Functionality & the Future
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. Efficiency of BLUEcloud Cataloging
9:30–10:30 a.m. BLUEcloud Analytics: It’s All about the Bass and the Treble
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. RDA? Authority Control? Lexiles? Keep Your Database Current and Help Your End Users Find All of Your Resources with SirsiDynix Data Services
1:45–2:45 p.m. Symphony Cataloging Sharing Session
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Acquisitions and MarketPlace: Taking Collection Development to New Heights
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Integration of collectionHQ with a Statewide Symphony Platform
9:15–10:00 a.m. Symphony Reports Sharing Session
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Working 3 to 5: Implementing the New Item Categories
2:00–3:00 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Products Sharing Session

 

Circulation Specialist

You are the face of your library, serving patrons directly and managing your library software behind the scenes. Learn Symphony tips and BLUEcloud developments that will make your job easier.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. New Developments in RFID Self-Service
2:45–3:45 p.m. Discover the Northwest Passage with MobileCirc
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. Electronic Resources Central: eRC Grows by Leaps and Bounds
9:30–10:30 a.m. Online User Registration, Start to Finish at 3 a.m., No Special Coding Required
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Universal Admin: Get All Your Ducks in a Row
3:15–4:15 p.m. What’s Circulating in the BLUEcloud?
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Serial Sharing Session
9:15–10:00 a.m. Your Library Account Summary
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Symphony Circulation Sharing
2:00–3:00 p.m. Online Patron Registration Two Ways: API vs. Web Services
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Products Sharing Session

 

Discovery Specialist

You are in charge of connecting patrons with library resources, configuring the OPAC to balance functionality and user experience. Find out more about how BLUEcloud discovery products can reach your patrons, wherever they are.

Monday, March 30

9:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Opening Session: Experience BLUEcloud!
1:30–2:30 p.m. Enterprise Sharing Session
2:45–3:45 p.m. Putting a New Face on Your Format Facet
6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Party, Sponsored by SirsiDynix

 

Tuesday, March 31

8:15–9:15 a.m. Customizing Enterprise to Fit Your Needs
9:30–10:30 a.m. Online User Registration, Start to Finish at 3 a.m., No Special Coding Required
11:15 a.m–12:15 p.m. Going BLUEcloud with Enterprise, Portfolio and Other Discovery Products
1:45–2:45 p.m. The New Hennepin County Library Catalog
3:15–4:15 p.m. Electronic Resources Central: eRC Grows by Leaps and Bounds
4:30–5:30 p.m. COSUGI Business Meeting and Raffle

 

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Instantaneous Gratification Is Not Good Enough
9:15–10:00 a.m. Embedded Call Number Search Tools in e-Library
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Customizing Enterprise Using jQuery Widgets
2:00–3:00 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMS, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered
3:15–4:15 p.m. Dacapo: Enriching the Library Experience with Historical Symphony Data

 

Bonus: Academic Librarian

COSUGI is for academic librarians too. For the first two days, follow the schedule for another library role that applies to you. On Wednesday, you can attend these sessions tailored to academic libraries.

Wednesday, April 1

8:15–9:00 a.m. Bike Lending Made Easy Using the Library System
9:15–10:00 a.m. Digital Signage Using Reserves and Web Services
10:45–11:45 a.m. SirsiDynix Executive Q&A
1:00–1:45 p.m. Academic Reserves Sharing Session
2:00–3:00 p.m. Transitioning Libraries to Learning Commons—A Systems Approach
3:15–4:15 p.m. BLUEcloud Campus: From Lists to ERMs, Discovery and Beyond, We’ve Got You Covered

 

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Author:

Nyssa Silvester
Associate Marketing Writer