• Sierra maintenance updates Our vendor is applying fairly frequent "maintenance updates" to our system, the most recent one being overnigh Wednesday to Thursday (April 19-20). If you notice a message about an update at the bottom of your Sierra session when you open it, please try to open Sierra on one computer at a time at your library. These udpates should not take long to complete. -Lori 04/20/2017 - 12:16pm
  • Serials and "Verifier Error" There is a problem with editing and deleting some serials (magazine) records in Sierra: users get a "Verifier Error - Field group does not have pattern field(s)" message. This problem is expected to be fixed next week. I'll post an updade when the fix is in place. -Lori 04/19/2017 - 3:01pm
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writing a press releaseWriting a Press Release

  • Send out 2-4 weeks in advance
  • Invite the press to come
  • Keep it simple - keep factual - minimal adjectives
  • Who - What - When - Where in first paragraph
  • How - Why in second paragraph
  • Include registration and contact information
  • Email press release to the general newsroom as a .doc, .rtf or .pdf attachment
  • Copy and paste press release into email body also
  • If you get to talk to a reporter
    • make yourself available
    • prepare
    • give GOOD information

Sample Press Release