Library Services

With more than 75 years of collective experience in school library and technology services, META’s library services staff is extremely knowledgeable in supporting student and teacher needs! We offer library software training workshops and together with INFOhio offer professional development on the most critical education trends. Webinars are recorded so you can still earn contact hours for CEU credit any time that’s convenient for you. Our software handbook is available online along with the INFOhio and Curriculum Toolboxes which present resources by instructional shift or special instructional needs.

School library software does much more than circulate books; it assists librarians in helping classroom teachers improve test scores by showing what students are reading. In addition, it hones in on specific reading and Lexile levels so that the right resources go to the right learner at the right time. As a value-added service, our library software can be used to track textbooks, computers and other types of equipment.

Let one of our experienced Library Services Support Specialists assist you; please send a detailed email to: libraryhelp@metasolutions.net

Lisa Wendt
Library Services Manager
614-934-6520
lisawendt@metasolutions.net

Judy Benner
Library Services Support Specialist
740-389-4798 x12233
judybenner@metasolutions.net

QUICK LINKS

META Purchasing Consortium – Library Services
Check here for discounts on library books and supplies!

INFOHIO

INFOhio – Electronic Resources
Librarian-Teacher Approved Learning/Research Resources!

INFOhio – Webinars
Learn from INFOhio …at your convenience! Recorded Webinars keep you current with technology and academics.

INFOhio – Learning Pathways
INFOhio Learning Pathways are collections of training classes that support the effective use and instructional integration of INFOhio’s digital content and web tools. ICoaches and IPartners can deliver the training in face-to-face sessions, or educators can complete the online classes independently to earn contact hour certificates from INFOhio.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Library Guidelines
The Library Guidelines represent a standards-based education (SBE) approach to school library programs.

Lexile: Grade Levels & Scores
The Lexile framework for reading is an educational tool that uses a measure called a Lexile to match readers with books, articles and other leveled reading resources.

WORKFLOWS

Your SIRSISynix Library Automation Software
WorkFlows Manual

BLUECLOUD
Web Based Library Applications

MobileStaff (MS) Setup & Activation Guide
Activate MobileCirc on your devices

Troubleshooting MobileStaff (MS)
Are you getting an ERROR*ERROR message?

REPORTS

Specified Path Not Found (PC Users)
Instructions for mapping MS Word in Workflows

Specified Path Not Found (MAC Users)
Instructions for mapping MS Word in Workflows

BARCODES

Free Download – Barcode Font
Visit the ONLINE HANDBOOK to download the FREE 3of9 BARCODE FONT

Anatomy of a Barcode
Understanding the 14-digit Sirsi barcode

CATALOGING

Genrefying your Library
Use this tip sheet to help guide you through the Genrefication process.

MARC Record Specification Form
Please email libraryhelp@metasolutions.net & ask for a vendor spec sheet, we will be glad to help complete this form so you can get your books ordered in a timely manner.

OCLC Classify
Use this site to find the correct assignment of classification numbers and subject headings for books, DVDs, CDs and other types of materials.

BARCODE SCANNERS

Bluetooth Barcode Scanners
An INFOhio review of Bluetooth scanners for use in MobileCirc

Scanners from BARCODES,INC. – Ask for INFOhio discounted pricing!
JUDITH MARIA Sr. Account Manager
888-433-1274
jmaria@racoindustries.com

PATTI DIETRICH Sales Representative
800-446-1991 x2546 
pdietrich@racoindustries.com

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