Category Archives: Classes, programs and roundtables

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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 — February 28, 2017

Migration News


We were at Knightstown Public Library last week to help with their recataloging project! Representatives from 5 libraries were on hand to help out. Our thanks to everyone who participated!

The Washington Carnegie Public Library’s go live has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017. A modified cataloging freeze on March 6-8 will be associated with this go-live. If you are in the area and would like to attend the go-live, please let Anna know to expect you! A story appeared in the local news about their migration today!

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 2, 2017 at 10am at Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Maintenance: New Shortnames

Just a reminder that we will be updating everyone to the new shortnames tonight, February 28, 2017. We are hopeful these new names will significantly alleviate name confusion transit issues in future.

Conference Season is just around the corner!

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

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. This will be the final purchase on this contract, so be sure to stock up!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
Spring Cataloging Roundtable – Authority Control, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (2 TLEU)
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 21, 2017

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 2, 2017 at 10am at Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Maintenance: New Shortnames

Just a reminder that we will be updating everyone to the new shortnames on February 28, 2017. Since these were approved over a year ago, you may wish to review the list and remind yourself of your new shortname. We are hopeful these new names will significantly alleviate name confusion transit issues in future.

Migration News

The Washington Carnegie Public Library’s go live has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The LocalAdmin and Reporting course, being taught onsite on March 7, is being opened up to other area library staff, please see below to register. A modified cataloging freeze on March 6-8 will be associated with this go-live.

A team of catalogers will be on-site at Knightstown Public Library today for a collaborative cataloging session! Watch for progress updates (and maybe photos) next week!

It’s almost Conference Season!

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

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. Please check your stock!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
Spring Cataloging Roundtable – Authority Control, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (2 TLEU)
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 16, 2017

Registration Now Open: EIAC 2017

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Register for EIAC 2017!

Maintenance Update: New Shortnames

We will be updating everyone to the new shortnames on February 28, 2017. We have already coordinated with major vendors that use shortnames for authentication, but if you have local contracts which utilize your shortname, you may need to reach out for an update in your configuration. Since these were approved over a year ago, you may wish to review the list and remind yourself of your new shortname. We are hopeful these new names will significantly alleviate name confusion in future.

NOTE: The links for overdue and lost notices are not changing to reflect the new shortnames, please continue to use the current links. An alternate method of accessing those notices is currently in development and should be available soon.

Committee News

The eContent Committee met on February 14, 2017 at 10 am at the Indiana State Library. We will be renewing our discount program with DEMCO Software (aka Boopsie) and information on JP Gillen’s Library App will be released to the eContent list.

The Executive Committee met on February 14, 2017 at 1pm at the Indiana State Library. The meeting was schedule for the 2017 conference has been released! Detailed program descriptions are available for review. Please note that minor shifts in timing may still occur. Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. 8 Scholarship applicants were awarded scholarships to attend the conference by Evergreen Indiana.

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. Please check your stock!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
Spring Cataloging Roundtable – Authority Control, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (2 TLEU)
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 7, 2017

Maintenance and Configuration Updates

A weekly purge of unused monographic parts has been implemented.

Materials which have been assigned the Discard/Weed status are being automatically deleted 6 months after being set to that status. Libraries are encouraged to actively delete weeded holdings, but this cleanup tool will catch those which are missed.

The default sort order has been set to Popularity Adjusted Relevance. The popularity metric has been updated to evaluate the number of copies associated with a record, the total number of holds over 5 years, publication date, frequency of circulation, total circulation, and current hold counts. We’re excited to see how well this assists patrons with finding their desired materials!

Committee News

The eContent Committee will meet on February 14, 2017 at 10 am at the Indiana State Library. Vendor products under discussion will include Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360, J.P. Gillen’s Library App, and SkillSoft.

The Executive Committee will meet on February 14, 2017 at 1pm at the Indiana State Library. Topics on the agenda include the international conference scholarships, the 2018 membership fee rates, an exit fee bylaws amendment, insurance, the current pilots, and updates to the patron matrix. The meeting will be streamed and recorded.

2017 Evergreen International Conference

The schedule for the 2017 conference has been released! Detailed program descriptions are available for review. Please note that minor shifts in timing may still occur. Registration is now open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. Scholarship applicants will be notified of the Executive Committee’s decisions next week.

Migration News

The Washington Carnegie Public Library’s go live has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The LocalAdmin and Reporting course, being taught onsite on March 7, is being opened up to other area library staff, please see below to register. A modified cataloging freeze will be associated with this go-live.

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. Please check your stock!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
2017 Spring Cataloging Roundtable, 10am-Noon, Webinar.
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)