Weekly Update — March 3, 2015

Streamlining the Reports Process

As you hopefully read on the Support Listserv, we will be transitioning the majority of our currently available, globally shared templates to locally shared folders. Our goal is to reduce duplication of effort and to ensure that results are consistent and accurate. If you have written or use a template that is currently part of the globally shared template group and should be retained globally, please fill out this survey: Lifesaver Report Templates. Please note that templates currently in Admin or Jason’s folder do not need to be recommended.

Support News

We have re-enabled 3-day email overdue notices. Please let the Evergreen team at the ISL or a Patron Services Committee member know if you receive significant negative feedback.

Committee News

  • The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 5, 2015, 10am, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.
  • The Patron Services Committee will meet on March 17, 2015, 10am, at Greenwood Public Library.

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card purchasing pool will open next week on March 9, 2015. Please check your stocks now!

Library Standards’ waiver letters are due to the Library Development Office by March 30, 2015. Please remember that Evergreen Indiana libraries must be found in-standards or receive a waiver from the ILHB to continue as regular members of the consortium!

The early bird registration for the 2015 EI Annual Conference will be closing on March 13, 2015. Register now for a chance at a full scholarship to the conference. We are also still accepting presentation proposals. Please visit the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference 2015 page now!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 16
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 18
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 24
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
March 25
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
June 23
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 25
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 25, 2015

Progressing Together

Have you registered for the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference yet? Early bird registrants will be entered into a drawing for scholarships to attend the conference for free! We’d like to see as many EI staff attend this year’s conference as possible as we celebrate all of our progress and success working, sharing, and learning together!

Please visit the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference 2015 page now to register or sign up to present (presenters get discounted registration too!)!

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 5, 2015, 10am, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card purchasing pool will open on March 9, 2015. Please check your stocks now!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 16
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 18
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 24
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
March 25
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
June 23
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 25
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 17, 2015

Share your success

“Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.”
–Henry Ford

We are accepting presentation proposals for the Evergreen Annual Conference now. Have you put together a local partnership with another library to make resources stretch a bit further? Created a great internal training program? Become a specialist in a niche that you use to improve your patrons’ experience in EI? Run an outstanding inventory? We want to hear from you! And presenters get up to $25 off of the cost of the conference!

Please visit the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference 2015 page now!

Support News

As part of a housekeeping project, we have corrected the status of some bills which were never paid, but were hidden on patron accounts. This affects an extremely small number of patrons, but if you have a patron with an old bill that reappears, we wanted you to be prepared.

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 5, 2015, 10am, at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 16
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 18
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 24
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
March 25
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
June 23
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 25
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 10, 2015

Conference Planning!

“Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is success.”
–Henry Ford

Early bird registration, the CFP, vendor applications, and more are now available for the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference 2015! The conference will open on April 9, 2015 with pre-conference meetings of the eContent and Executive Committees. We will then offer a workshop on reporting followed by a dinner reception. On April 10, 2015 we’ll have a full day of sessions, including a luncheon featuring the State of Evergreen Indiana address and an opportunity to meet the new committee candidates.

Please visit the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference 2015 page now!

Discovery to Delivery VI: Resource Sharing Super Heroes

The planning committee for D2D VI is currently soliciting proposals for presenters at the May 8, 2015 conference. This free conference celebrates the many ways in which libraries of all sizes and types in Indiana are resource-sharing. The committee has specifically highlighted Evergreen Indiana as an outstanding example program and would like sessions discussing our project as part of the conference. If you would like to present, please complete the form here: http://library.indstate.edu/d2d6. If you have an idea, but would like to locate someone to co-present with, please consider posting to one of our listservs.

Committee News

The Evergreen Indiana Executive Committee met at the Indiana State Library on February 10, 2015 and approved the December 9, 2014 meeting minutes. There was an interruption in the broadcast, so the recording has been split into 2 sections: Part I and Part II. Thanks to our live viewers for making us aware of the problem!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 16
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 18
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 24
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
March 25
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
June 23
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 25
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 3, 2015

Committee News

The Evergreen Indiana Executive Committee will meet at the Indiana State Library on February 10, 2015 at 1pm. This meeting is open to the public and libraries are encouraged to attend. Subjects under discussion will include the Membership Fee Schedule, the Annual Conference, and updates to the Circulation Matrix.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

We are delighted to announce the live training series for the first half of 2015!
March 16
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 18
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 24
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
March 25
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
June 23
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 25
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — January 27, 2015

2015 Evergreen International Conference

Early-bird registrations are open for anyone interested in attending the 2015 Evergreen International Conference. The 2015 conference will be held in Hood River, OR, which is about an hour’s drive from Portland, on May 13-16. They are also currently accepting presentation proposals. Get to know the who’s who of Evergreen around the country and world!

Registration and proposal information is available here: 2015 Evergreen Annual Conference.

Job News

The Indiana State Library is seeking a new Young Hoosier Reader’s Center Librarian. Details available here: http://www.in.gov/spd/careers/ (Closes 2/3/15.)

Committee News

The Evergreen Indiana Executive Committee will meet at the Indiana State Library on February 10, 2015 at 1pm. This meeting is open to the public and libraries are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 24
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
March 25
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.

Weekly Update — January 21, 2015

Membership Fee Rollout

In 2014 an overwhelming majority of the Evergreen Indiana libraries approved a measure which allows us to become more self-supporting. Over the coming months you will begin receiving paperwork and notices so that you can plan and budget for this new program. As a reminder, the Executive Committee has chosen to use a graduated plan for implementation. The costs for 2016 will be at 50% of the official tier rate. 2017 will be at 75%, and 2018 will see full implementation of the approved rates.

2015/16 Rollout Timeline

  • The Executive Committee will finalize and approve the 2016 annual fee rates at the February 10, 2015 committee meeting.
  • Notices of expected individual library costs will be issued to libraries by April 1, 2015.
  • Libraries should incorporate the costs into their 2016 budget plans.
  • In December, each library will receive an invoice for the appropriate 2016 membership fee.
  • Invoices must be paid by January 31, 2016.

Job News

The Jefferson County Public Library is seeking a new director. Details available here: http://mjcpl.org/director-position-jefferson-county-public-library/ (Closes when filled.)

The Hartford City Public Library is seeking a new director. Details available here: http://www.hartfordcitylibrary.com/ (Closes February 10, 2015.)

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

Our live trainings are on hiatus as we continue preparing the asynchronous courses. We will announce new live trainings and webinars as they are scheduled.

Weekly Update – January 13, 2015

2014 in Numbers

2014 AR Wordcloud
We had a grand 2014! We deduplicated some records, added some new members, expanded our collections, and provide our patrons with the materials they wanted. We expanded our cooperative buying opportunities and saw increased discounts from vendors. And we met up and talked about what’s important for our libraries, our services, and our community.

Quick View

  • Active Evergreen Indiana Member Libraries: 107
  • New Member Libraries in 2014: 3
  • 2014 Resident Taxpayer Base: 1,030,052
  • Counties with an EI Library: 60
  • Items Owned: 6,980,377
  • Unique Titles: 2,468,609

Moving Materials

  • 2014 EI Circulations: 8,348,826
  • 2014 Juvenile EI Circulations: 3,261,646
  • 2014 Total Transits: 614,362
  • 2014 Hold Transits: 264,929

Gathering Professionally

  • 2014 Trainings Held: 27
  • 2014 Regional Roundtables: 5
  • 2014 Conferences: 1
  • 2014 Committee Meetings: 19

eIDC Annual Stats

The eIDC saw outstanding growth in 2014. Overall circulation was up 38.3% over 2013. We added periodicals and a new juvenile interface.

  • Member Libraries: 85
  • New Member Libraries in 2014: 4 5 (The emailed newsletter has the incorrect value.)
  • Unique Titles: 27,941
  • Unique Borrowers in 2014: 15,450
  • 2014 Total Circulations: 374,208
  • 2014 Juvenile Circulations: 63,210

Support News

The Indiana State Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Support will be limited to emergencies during the closure.

Member News

  • Jefferson County Public Library welcomes Interim Director Virgie Dowell.
  • Lincoln Heritage Public Library welcomes new Director Faye Terry (beginning January 19, 2015).
  • Syracuse-Turkey Creek Public Library welcomes new Director Kim Blaha.

Deadlines

The library card and barcode pool is now open! Check your stocks and prepare your orders.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

Our live trainings are on hiatus as we continue preparing the asynchronous courses. We will announce new live trainings and webinars as they are scheduled.

Weekly Update — January 6, 2015

Annual Reports

We’re preparing your annual report numbers this week! Watch your email for your local numbers and next week’s newsletter for some consortium level stats.

Member News

LaGrange County Public Library welcomes interim Director Katie Bir.

Deadlines

The next barcode pool opens next Monday! Check your stocks and prepare your orders.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

Our live trainings are on hiatus as we continue preparing the asynchronous courses. We will announce new live trainings and webinars as they are scheduled.

Weekly Update — December 30, 2014

Live in 2.7

The Evergreen Indiana is now live on Evergreen version 2.7.2! Congratulations to our sysadmin for completing such a monumental task! We appreciate your continued patience as we work out the last few configuration kinks. Our thanks go out again to our testers and to everyone who made time to participate in the trainings. We had record-setting participation in the trainings and hope everyone is excited about putting the demonstrated features to use!

Curing the Uncapture-able Hold

If an item becomes newly available after a period of processing, being missing, et cetera, staff may notice that, despite existing holds, the item won’t capture. The hold process will eventually capture, but it may take up to 24 hours for it to be capture-ready. If this happens, please retarget the hold to trigger the search for available copies, which should make your in-hand copy immediately capturable.

eIDC Curated Collections

We’ve begun the process of offering curated collections in the eIDC catalog. If you have an idea for a curated collection, please let eIDC Liaison Mary Glaser (PFLDP) or EI Coordinator Anna Goben know! To open, we have highlighted the Narrated Books (read-to-me titles), Magazines, and Streaming Video collections.

Deadlines

The Ethics and Policy Audit is due by December 31, 2014! Please let the coordinator know if you need replacement forms.

The final 2013 spend is due by January 1, 2015 for eIDC members. Please get your purchases in as soon as possible if you wish to spend out locally!