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10.1. SPARK Staff Permission Groups

Staff permissions are separated into two groups: Circulation and Technical Services.  For staff who perform duties under both headings, a secondary permission can be assigned. 

All staff must be assigned to at least one of the standard permission groups below. 

It is a SPARK practice to require that library staff have an account as a Staff member in addition to the account that they should have as a library patron.  

In the event that a staff member leaves, the staff account should be deactivated and the password changed.  

Most locations will want a LibAdmin / Tech Services account for the location manager/director, though that may be based on need for cataloging. 

Since active accounts are subject to the privilege expiration date, all accounts need a valid email address for the renewal process.  Accounts with LibAdmin permissions or Tech Services permissions must contain a real name and contact information for the staff member responsible for the account and its password.  

If you need more assistance, check out other Staff Account resources here, or contact SPARK Support.

Circulation Permissions:

CircClerk: Can perform basic lower level circulation functions. They are not able to run reports.

CircSupervisor: Can perform same tasks as a CircClerk plus they can override special circumstances such as allowing a patron to check out materials even though they have exceeded the fine threshold, checking out a book with an available hold to another patron etc. They are able to run reports, create a report template, share reports folders, and view report output. 

LibAdmin: Can perform all above functions. In addition, they can create report templates, edit receipt templates, change library hours, customize the staff client etc. This is typically reserved for library directors and Tech Support people. They are able to upload offline transactions.

Technical Support Permissions:

Cataloging permissions in SPARK are organized into three tiers: Local Cataloger, Copy Cataloger, and Original Cataloger. Only SPARK Support can assign the Copy Cataloger and Original Cataloger permission groups after staff have completed the corresponding knowledge check questionnaire.  

I.  The entry-level tier is Local Cataloger.

II.  The middle level tier is Copy Cataloger.

III.  The highest level tier is Original Cataloger.

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