BCCLS Discover
A collection of libguides and readers’ advisory-related material including Book of the Day, book club kits, author interviews and more. Can be accessed at http://discover.bccls.org/

BCCLSland
The story world of BCCLS, which includes all policies, procedures, thoughts, ideas and personality of BCCLS.

BCCLSVisor
Now "Read, Watch, Listen". A Readers’ Advisory Service: Looking for a ’good book’? Wondering what to read next? Hoping to find someone else who writes in the same style as your favorite author? Looking for more titles in your favorite genre, or thinking you might want to branch out? Then BCCLSVisor is the place for you! A collection of primarily annotated booklists that will help you find reading matter that is exactly suited to your tastes.

Beanstack
A readers’ advisory tool for young readers that provides personalized reading recommendations. The online system promotes engagement with reading logs, badge earning, and learning activities.

BooksNJ
Biannual book festival organized by the Public Relations committee of BCCLS. “A celebration of books and the readers who love them!” http://www.booksnj.org/

BOTD
Book of the Day features seasonal and timely titles as well as classics, previously popular titles, staff recommendations, and patrons’ favorite books and authors. There is an archive component to Book of the Day which allows you to find previously displayed titles. Staff can find titles which are scheduled for future dates. These archives are useful for collection development, meeting demand, creating displays, and as aids to library programs.

CALM
(abbr) Committee on Administration and Library Management. This committee is also known as Administration and Library Management.

CD&L
See Delivery Service. Used as a general term to describe the shipping company or method that is employed to transport library materials between BCCLS (or LibraryLinkNJ) libraries. Etymology: The name of a specific shipping company that has been used to transport library materials between locations.

CD&R
Collection Development & Reference - a committee of BCCLS

Circ
Short for Circulation

COBALT
Monthly newsletter giving an broad overview of BCCLS activity (in the member libraries and the BCCLS office).

CollectionHQ
A collection management tool that assists libraries in aspects of collection development and management.

Comet
See Delivery Service. Used as a general term to describe the shipping company or method that is employed to transport library materials between BCCLS (or LibraryLinkNJ) libraries. Etymology: The name of a specific shipping company that has been used to transport library materials between locations. Some librarians still use this term rather than CD&L. "Comet just came!"

Constant Contact
Email marketing and newsletter software available to member libraries.

Delivery Service
Used as a general term to describe the shipping company or method that is employed to transport library materials between BCCLS (or LibraryLinkNJ) libraries. AKA Comet (ILL delivery service of yore). Some librarians still use this term rather than CD&L.

Dusty
Not checked out for a certain time period (materials), or not active for a certain time period (patrons).

EB
Abbreviation - Executive Board

eBCCLS
Umbrella term used to describe all electronic or on-line offerings that are available to the entirety of the BCCLS membership.

High Demand
Label that usually implies materials that are not holdable/requestable by some or all patrons, but practices may vary among libraries

ILL
Abbreviation - Inter Library Loan

ILS
Abbreviation - integrated library system (Polaris, WorkFlows, etc.)

Invite an Author
Monthly author presented by the Library Services Director of BCCLS

Karate Chop
Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+A, used in the Polaris desktop client to force all the results of a search to be retrieved (usually prior to sorting the results).

KB
Abbreviation KnowledgeBase, used in BCCLS to refer to the BCCLS knowledgebase, a repository of BCCLS information, including the Policies and Procedures manual.

Leap
Name for the web client used to access the Polaris database.

LOAN
A BCCLS developed, web-based front-end and email notification system designed for processing loans between BCCLS libraries, and handling reporting functions thereof.

Net-Plus
Libraries who lend more materials to other BCCLS libraries than their patrons borrow from other BCCLS libraries.

OPAC
Abbreviation - Online Public Access Catalog. Another name for the online catalog

P&P
Abbreviation - Policies and Procedures, can be used to refer to the committee or the manual

PAC
Abbreviation - Public Access Catalog, another name for the catalog

Picks
What you do when you’re fulfilling the holds located in the Request Manager, aka Purples, Requests, Holds

PRPL
The list of items to pull (or reject) in order to fill loans for a library’s patrons, or for the patrons of other member libraries.

Purples
1) Patron generated requests. "Which staff member is pulling the purples this afternoon?" 2) The purple strips we use in shipment to denote that they are for hold. Ex: "Can you grab me a purple? I have to ship this to Mahwah.” 3) The list of items placed on hold by patrons to be either sent out to other libraries or placed on your own holdshelf.

Regions
Term referring to the library regions of New Jersey that are no longer in existence. In the past, the Highlands Regional Library Cooperative served the BCCLS counties of Bergen and Passaic and INFOLINK served the BCCLS counties of Essex and Hudson. All regions have been collapsed into LibraryLinkNJ.

Requests
What you do when you’re fulfilling the holds located in the Request Manager, aka Purples, Picks, Holds

Salmon Slip
Referring to the mislinked form. Copies of this slip should be printed on salmon colored paper to make it easily noticeable to library staff.

SC
Abbreviation - System Council

Selected Shorts
NPR Program where actors read short stories. BCCLS member libraries occasionally co-sponsor hosting a program with the BCCLS office.

SkyRiver
The online cataloging utility used for finding records for submission in the catalog.

Transfers
The daily shipment of materials among the libraries; aka delivery, velocity, etc.

Unicorn
ILS by SirsiDynix used in BCCLS 2004-2012

Workflows
Client software for SirsyDynix Unicorn, the ILS used in BCCLS 2004-2012

YSC
Abbreviation - Youth Services Committee