Staff Accounts

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Table of Contents

56.1. Creating Staff Accounts
56.2. Working Locations
56.3. Editing Staff Accounts
56.4. Resetting Your Password
56.5. Staff Account Permissions
56.6. Granting Additional Permissions

Staff accounts are special patron accounts on Evergreen which have been granted more permissions to allow the owners to log into the Staff Client. Besides extra permissions each staff account has its own working location. The owner can log into the Staff Client at assigned working locations only.

There are three ways staff accounts can be set up and used in the system.

Staff and Patron Accounts

Accounts are created for staff members and given the appropriate Library Staff permission group and working location. Staff use the account for borrowing as well as to login into the staff client and perform their work.

Staff Specific Accounts

Accounts are created for staff members and given the appropriate Library Staff permission group and working location. These accounts often have something like LOGIN or STAFF as part of the name and may use a barcode such as SITKASTAFF rather than an actual barcode. Staff use the accounts only for logging into the staff client for work. Staff have a separate patron account for borrowing.

Generic Accounts

Accounts are created for functions, such as circulation, rather than for specific staff members and given the appropriate Library Staff permission group and working location. These accounts' barcodes and names are often related to their function. For example, an account for circulation may use circulation1 as the barcode and be named Dummy, Circulation. These accounts are shared by the appropriate staff. Sitka Staff strongly encourage libraries to ensure that shared usernames and passwords are kept secure and are changed as needed, especially when staff leave the library.

Sitka encourages libraries to use the method or methods that work best for them.

Tip

Generic accounts will not be granted permissions to create/run reports. Libraries are encouraged to have a dedicated account(s) for reporting purpose. The account must belong to an individual staff member and is for office use only. To avoid re-setting up reports, the owner of the account may be updated when the reporting task is passed on to another staff member.

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