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Weekly Update — June 15, 2017

Search Filter Update!

What do Amheric, Inuktitut, Guarani, Quechua, Songhai, and Wolof have in common? Along with 154 other languages, they are all represented in the Evergreen Indiana catalog as the primary language of active holdings! A recent update to the Language filter in the Advanced Search interface means that only languages for which we have records will appear as options for selection. Please note that this filter automatically updates weekly, so you may need to allow a few days to see new languages appear or deprecated languages disappear.

Committee News

  • The Executive Committee met at 10am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Library. The meeting was recorded and may be viewed on Youtube. Monica Casanova is stepping down from the committee; Amanda Mawhorter was appointed by the committee to fill out her term.
  • The eContent Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Indiana State Library was cancelled.

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.
  • The next barcode/library card purchasing pool is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017. Please check your stocks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

June 19, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Spiceland Town and Township Public Library, Spiceland, IN
June 30, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN
July 21, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Weekly Update — June 6, 2017

Committee News

  • The Executive Committee will meet at 10am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Library. Subjects under discussion will include the 2018 budget, a possible update to the Circulation Matrix, auto deletion of long lost/missing materials, and welcoming the new committee members.
  • The eContent Committee will meet at 1pm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Indiana State Library.

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.
  • The next barcode/library card purchasing pool is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017. Please check your stocks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

June 19, 2017
Migration Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Spiceland Town and Township Public Library, Spiceland, IN
June 30, 2017
Migration Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN
July 21, 2017
Migration Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Weekly Update — May 31, 2017

It’s a cataloging celebration!

We were back in Knightstown for another cataloging party on May 19, 2017. For three participants, this was their first ever cataloging party; and we made outstanding progress processing 493 items in one day!

Mark your calendars now to get in on the fun! We will be holding cataloging parties at Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library on June 30, 2017 and July 21, 2017, 9am-5pm (EDT); please join us for part or all of the day! Additional sessions will be scheduled at Swayzee and Spiceland soon!

Bylaws Amendment passes consortium vote

The 2017 Bylaws amendment has received a supermajority approval vote. The Bylaws have been updated with the new language (addressing membership eligibility and costs).

New Asynchronous Course Available

A new introductory course with a focus on the new webclient is now available! This course is eligible for 1 TLEU. Please visit http://learn.evergreen.lib.in.us today to register and complete the course.

Committee News

  • The Cataloging Committee will meet tomorrow, June 1, 2017, at 10am at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.
  • The Executive Committee will meet at 10am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Library.
  • The eContent Committee will meet at 1pm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Indiana State Library.

Deadlines

The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

June 7, 2017 – LAST CALL!
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017 – LAST CALL!
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — May 17, 2017

Congratulations!

Please join me in congratulating our newly elected Committee members! The voting was very intense this year for the contested seats, coming down to just a couple of votes in more than one race. My sincerest thanks to all of the outstanding nominees who volunteered their time and skills to serve the community! The handover between the new and outgoing committee members will occur during the June meetings.

Executive Committee:

  • Class A/At-Large: Vanessa Martin, GBURG
  • Class B: Sheryl Sollars, WFLDW
  • Class C: Ruth Frasur, HGSTN

Cataloging Committee:

  • Ellie Doun, LEBNN
  • Susan Jones, DANVL
  • Lori Parsell, GRRTT

Patron Services Committee:

  • Class A: Lorie Long, MORGN
  • Class B: Virginia Jensen, MOORE & Josh Lewis, LEBNN
  • Class C: Andrea Basinger, GRRTT & Eric Fisher, ALEXM

Global Stat Cat Update

The global Audience stat cat is now required for all new and updated holdings. If you did not get a chance to send in your shelving location spreadsheet for batch update, you are still welcome to submit those to jumpstart the process for your library.

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — May 9, 2017

Welcome New Castle-Henry County Public Library!

Last week, New Castle-Henry County Public Library went live! NCSTL is our newest Class A member. Located in New Castle, IN, they have a very active bookmobile program. Please share your congratulations!

Please note, due to the upgrade over the weekend, the migration deduplication has not been run yet. That will be completed this week!

Getting to know you!

This year, the admin team has committed to visiting all of the Evergreen Indiana libraries to answer questions and get to know you better! In April, we also visited:

Global Stat Cat Update

We’ve updated roughly half of the EI libraries with the new global stat cats. Please continue to ship your spreadsheets so we can convert them ahead of it becoming mandatory for all new and updated items!

Deadlines

  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017. (THIS FRIDAY!)
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Maintenance News

The Evergreen 2.12 upgrade took place over last weekend. There were some issues with server timeouts as a result of the following reingest, but services have stabilized at this time. We will be announcing the testing protocols for the new webclient in the next couple of weeks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

May 15, 2017
Advanced Cataloging Workshop, 9am-4pm, Pike County Public Library (6 TLEU)
June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — April 25, 2017

The tour moves on!

This year, the admin team has committed to visiting all of the Evergreen Indiana libraries to answer questions and get to know you better! Last week we visited Grant County:

“How many children’s dvds did my resident patrons transit in last month?”

The answer to that question and many more is going to be a lot easier to find out in the next few weeks! We’re implementing a required consortium-wide stat cat to target audience when reporting. Libraries are receiving shelving location lists this week to kick off a full conversion of all existing materials. The new stat cat will be required for all new and updated item records beginning on May 15, 2017. Once in place, we’ll release some new report templates that incorporate the new filters!

Deadlines

  • MassLNC Development Survey closes on May 5, 2017
  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Maintenance News

We’ll be upgrading to Evergreen 2.12 overnight on May 6-7, 2017. The downtime should be minimal and begin after all libraries are closed. No local staff client updates will need to be made. Once completed we’ll be production testing the web client in anticipation of its official release this fall.

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live is next week on May 3, 2017! There will be a modified cataloging freeze April 29-May 3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live! Please let Anna know if you’re planning to attend!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

April 27, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
April 28, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
May 2, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, New Castle-Henry County Public Library (3 TLEU)
May 15, 2017
Advanced Cataloging Workshop, 9am-4pm, Pike County Public Library (6 TLEU)
June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — April 18, 2017

On the road!

This year, the admin team is hitting the road to visit all of the member libraries. We’re touring your buildings, answering questions, and collecting ideas and feedback for current and future projects. We’ll be taking pictures and collecting info to highlight a few things that are unusual or extra special at your library to share with the community! Our first visits took place in late March.

2016 Evergreen International Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report for the Evergreen ILS project was released at the 2017 International Conference. Check it out to see how Evergreen Indiana plays a role in collaborating with libraries across the US and world!

Deadlines

  • MassLNC Development Survey closes on May 5, 2017
  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Member News

Poseyville Carnegie Public Library welcomes interim director Amy Effinger!

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze April 29-May 3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live! Please let Anna know if you’re planning to attend!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

April 27, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
April 28, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
May 2, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, New Castle-Henry County Public Library (3 TLEU)
May 15, 2017
Advanced Cataloging Workshop, 9am-4pm, Pike County Public Library (6 TLEU)
June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — April 11, 2017

EIAC 2017


We had a great time in Indianapolis at the Annual Conference on March 31, 2017; we welcomed nearly 120 of you to a dozen training program options! Presentations and photos from the event are being gradually added to the Past Conferences page, so be sure to check back over the next couple of weeks for additional content!

Evergreen International Annual Conference 2017


11 EI libraries sent 19 staff to the Evergreen International conference in Covington, KY last week! We presented, networked, and got inspired to try new things! Presentation materials are available for anyone who would like to take a look!

Promotional materials survey

Due to expressed interest in the community, we’re researching options to cooperatively purchase some Evergreen Indiana branded promotional materials. We’re asking that all interested libraries please take a couple of minutes and fill out a survey so that we can see what is of the most interest. Completing the survey will not commit your library to any purchase at this time; it’s simply to gauge interest!

Deadlines

  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Committee News

The Executive Committee met at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference. Several issues were tabled until the June meeting. The 2018 annual meeting was confirmed as an anniversary gala; planning will begin once a budget has been chosen. A global required item stat cat was approved; libraries will be contacted about converting their collections in the next few weeks. This meeting was recorded and may be reviewed on Youtube.

Member News

Otterbein Public Library welcomes new director Latisha Provo!

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

April 27, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
April 28, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
May 2, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, New Castle-Henry County Public Library (3 TLEU)
May 15, 2017
Advanced Cataloging Workshop, 9am-4pm, Pike County Public Library (6 TLEU)
June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — March 29, 2017

We’re off to conference!

The Evergreen conference season has arrived! We look forward to seeing everyone who can make it on Friday at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference. Then next week, we’re off to Covington, KY for the Evergreen International Conference. Please note that support may be a bit slower to respond than usual with the reduced on-site staffing. We appreciate your patience and can’t wait to see you all at conference!!!

Deadlines

  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Committee News

The Executive Committee will hold their next meeting at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference on March 31, 2017. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

Weekly Update — March 22, 2017

Transiting Videodisc Update


Approximately 60% of the shipping cases have been delivered to the pilot libraries, and collection conversion is starting! In less than a week and as of this morning, over 26,000 dvds and blu-rays have been updated with the new circ mods and almost 400 videodisc hold transits captured!

If your library is interested sharing or if you have questions about how to handle these materials, please contact Anna!

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. The final schedule has been posted on the Conference page. Registration closes tomorrow (March 23, 2017)! Please register now!
  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Committee News

The Patron Services Committee met on March 21, 2017 at 10am at Greenwood Public Library. Subjects under discussion included the training manual, materials processing standards, an update to the patron account expiration notice, transit of damaged materials, and the pest procedures. The meeting was recorded and may be reviewed on YouTube.

The Executive Committee will hold their next meeting at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

See you in Covington!

Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 5-8, 2017 in Covington, KY.