Pathfinder Central 2012 1st Quarter Meeting





Welcome to Lucas Public Library and Palco Public Library, who are joing Pathfinder Central this year with the help of the LSTA grant!

Koha Committee

Official Koha Committee Description

PILL Replacement Fund

Definition of PILL Replacement Fund 


PILL Replacement Guidelines

Koha State Statute on Overdues

Helpful Reports

Patrons: #1277 *2011 Patron Count for Annual Report
Materials Added: #899 *2011 Total Added in 2011 (by item type)

See also the same report ordered by collection or by shelving location.

Total Holdings: #1219 *2011 Total Holdings for annual report (by item type)

See also the same report ordered by collection or by shelving location.

ILL Circulation Counts
Borrowing: #1242 *PILL Counts of Holds by Month
Lending: #897 *PILL Lending for Previous Year

Handy Reports:
SuperWeeder: #1358  *SuperWeeder Call Number
Collection Cleanup *Collection Clean-up
Deleted Item: Find Deleted Record Timestamp       
Unfilled Holds: #707 *Unfilled Holds for Library
Patron Categories:  #1199 *Patrons in a Category (linked)

Pill Procedures Review

 Coming Soon!

Impending Improvements

Koha Impending Improvements

Koha 3.6 Change in Marking Lost Items 


Handy CKLS Tips


Koha Issues and Troubleshooting

 When an item that is checked out is marked lost, the patron it is checked out to is automatically charged a replacement fee. If the item is found and checked back in, then the patron's account is automatically credited the replacement fee.

I have turned Circulation Sounds. This will cause a chime during circulation to help catch when an item isn't scanned in correctly. Should we decide we don't like it, I can turn it off again.


Pathfinder Tutorial Videos and Handouts





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Koha Offline Circulation Tool (video & handout)

Logging into Koha Staff Client (video)


Koha Calendar setup (video)

Koha Calendar Repeating Holidays (video) 

Patron Accounts:

Creating Family Accounts (video)

Guarantor Accounts (video)

How to print a patron slip (video)

Partial Fine Payments (video)


How to find reports (video)

Patron User Tutorials:

Logging into the Online Catalog (pdf)

OPAC: Placing Holds (pdf) 

Spine Labels:

Coming Soon


Creating Family Accounts (click for full screen) 

Video walks staff through setting up 1 account for an entire family.

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Guarantor Accounts  (click for full screen)

Video walks staff through connecting personal accounts of family members to the Parent's account,
so Parents can see what items their children have checked out.

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How to Find Reports (click for full screen)

Shows staff how to search for reports, featuring PILL reports as the example. (No Audio)

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How to print a patron slip (click for full screen)

How to print a patron receipt for items checked out.

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Koha Calendar Setup (click for full screen)

Shows staff how to update the Koha calendar for days when the library is closed.

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Koha Calendar Repeating Holidays (click for full screen)

Shows staff how to create repeating holidays, or regularly scheduled days the library is closed.

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Koha Offline Circ Tool (click for full screen)

Koha Offline Circulation Tool Tutorial (pdf)

Walks staff through useing the Offline Circulation Tool should the library's Internet go down.

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Logging into Koha Staff Client (click for full screen) 

Walks staff through the best practice for logging into Koha Staff Client (

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Coming Soon:

How to Make Spine Labels



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