CANCELLED: Route Bravo Delivery for 2.6.19

Due to road conditions the truck for Route Bravo spun out and is currently stuck in a ditch.  As of mid-day, the tow truck has not made it to the driver, and as such we are cancelling delivery for Route Bravo for 2.6.19.  Any schools who were to receive delivery today, 2/6, will instead receive your delivery tomorrow, 2/7, as a make-up day.

Please contact the SELCO office if you have any questions.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Family Group Pilot Report

With the version of Horizon, SirsiDynix released a new feature called family groups. These groups are designed to link borrower accounts together for easier management. Members in the group may be able to checkout materials, pickup holds, or receive notices on behalf of other members.

In the fall of 2018, SELCO worked with the Preston Public Library and the Winona Public Library to pilot this new feature. The goals were to ascertain any technical issues with the product and also to look at how it could work in the SELCO region.

In summary, SELCO was able to discover and resolve several issues both technical and procedural. However, lack of use in peripheral products and the impending move to SaaS have suspended the feature presently.

Read the full report

CANCELLED: All Delivery Routes on 1.30.19

Due to the extreme cold temperatures, all delivery routes for SELCO/SELS have been cancelled for Wednesday, January 30th.  Delivery will resume as normal on Thursday.  If you have any questions, please contact the Delivery Team at or call the SELCO office at 507.288.5513.

Please stay safe and warm!

Delivery Route Charlie Cancelled Due to Weather

Route Charlie has been cancelled for delivery today, Monday, January 28th, due to the driver being unable to make it in and no other substitutes being available.

All other routes are currently running.  If anything should change, this post will be updated and an e-mail will be sent to the relevant routes.

If you have any questions, please contact the Delivery Team via

SELCO Reorg Update Webinar on Feb 06

SELCO is undergoing a reorganization of services and staffing. Join Krista Ross, SELCO/SELS Executive Director, for this 30-minute webinar for a quick update on this transformative process.

When: February 06, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Where: On your computer or mobile device!

Register now!

RESCHEDULED: SELCO/SELS Quarterly Board Meeting

Due to inclement weather this evening’s, January 22, 2019 SELCO/SELS Quarterly Board meeting is being rescheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:30p.  Meeting materials can be found here.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 507.288.5513.

LAUNCH: Information Portal Now Live!

SELCO staff have developed an easy “one-stop shop” for a lot of the front line tasks that libraries contact us about; things like Horizon, interlibrary loan, delivery, reports, technology and training.  We’re happy to announce that the new Information Portal is now live!
Please take some time to look through the site to see what is available.  Below you’ll find instructions for adding a bookmark for the link to your browser and we’ve added a new Quick Link entitled “Info Portal” at the very top of this website.
The goal of this portal is to put information about a number of daily tasks in one place.  We’ve done initial testing of the site with various groups but if you have feedback, please click the Suggestions link at the bottom of the portal website and fill out that form.
Thanks to everyone who assisted with testing and providing content and feedback along the way.  Your input was highly valued – we couldn’t have built this without you, and we will appreciate your feedback as we continue to improve it.

Understanding Horizon Settings class now available!

At the request of the ILS Operations/Technology Policy joint committee, SELCO has developed a class required for all Library Directors to better understand the complicated settings in the Horizon System: Understanding Horizon Settings. Directors may choose to include their automation contacts or other staff as well. You will have 12 months to complete the class and have your site visit. Find the class Understanding Horizon Settings in CLOTH, using your previous CLOTH login.
As Donovan said in a previous post,  we are continuing a moratorium on changes to your Horizon settings. This pause will be in effect for each library until it completes the class and the corresponding site visit. 
The class has no tests, but includes two parts: 
1. Read through the CLOTH class, printing and taking notes where indicated. 
2. Once class is complete, arrange a site visit (send a Help Desk ticket) in which SELCO looks through your settings and your notes with you, and comes up with a plan to streamline your library’s settings.
We will release a version for schools in the near future. We are looking forward to meeting with each of you and discussing ways to improve services!