Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference Program 2014
The 2014 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on April 3-4, 2014. The conference will open on the evening of the 3rd with a keynote reception dinner (beginning at 6pm). The rates to participate this year are $65 for the full conference and $45 to participate exclusively in events on the 4th. Registration forms are available here: EI Annual Conference Registration.
The conference will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $89 for the night of the 3rd. When you reserve your room, please be sure to mention that you will be attending the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference to get your discount. Once the block is gone, rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
On the 4th, we’ll begin at 9am. Our program calendar has been tentatively set as follows:
Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee will be approving the slate of nominees for this year’s election, finalizing the bylaws amendment for the creation of a membership fee, and reviewing the upgrade results.
eContent Committee Meeting
The eContent group will discuss shared purchasing opportunities and the new eIndiana Digital Consortium’s Children and Teens’ interface.
Proposed: An Evergreen Indiana Membership Fee
Executive Committee / Anna Goben / Wendy Knapp
Join us as representatives of the Indiana State Library and the Executive Committee review the bylaws amendment proposal for the creation of an annual membership fee. Discover why we are making this move, ask about what this means for your library, and discuss implementation.
After the Upgrade
Now that we’ve arrived in the latest version of Evergreen, let’s take a few minutes to review where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and what projects are ahead for Evergreen Indiana in the coming year. Find out if your library wants to get ahead of the curve and volunteer for one of our new pilot programs! (1 TLEU)
Original Cataloging, Part I
Sarah Childs / Mary Kay Emmrich
MARC and its use in Evergreen Indiana can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you need to create original records for your library’s very unique special collections. Join us for a line-by-line review of what fields we use, how they should be coded, and what fields should be skipped when creating original cataloging records. (1 LEU)
Original Cataloging, Part II
Sarah Childs / Mary Kay Emmrich
There’s a lot to know about original cataloging, so much we couldn’t cram it into a single session! Please join us for Part II on how to finish your own outstanding original MARC records in Evergreen Indiana. (1 LEU)
Advanced Copy Cataloging
You’ve mastered the art of adding holdings, now what? There’s a lot more to excellent record management. We will review best practices for refining MARC and holdings records, series tracing, and how to ensure that you’re up to date on policies and procedures. (1 LEU)
Cleaning Up the Catalog
Learn how to leverage existing report templates to discover target records for updating, merging, and other clean-up projects. As we share interface and record information, we have a terrific opportunity to pool our talents to note and improve our holdings and MARC records with regular housekeeping projects. (1 TLEU)
Patron Services Track
Bill Anderson / Brandy Graves / Jennifer McKinley
We’ve all dealt with challenging patron interactions. We will present some tips and tricks for ensuring the best possible outcome when a situation escalates. (1 LEU)
Virgie Dowell / Vanessa Martin / Judi Terpening
Communication is key when working with so many partner institutions. Please join us as we review the best ways and opportunities to reach out to your fellow libraries to clarify, confirm, and correct changes to patron records, billing questions, and Lost and Damaged materials. (1 TLEU)
Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Q&A Roundtable
Patron Services Committee
Have other questions or concerns related to Patron Services issues, policies, or procedures? We’ll have an open discussion to bring these to light and evaluate our options.
Transiting and Holds Management
Virginia Jensen / Jill Stange
The backbone of our resource sharing plan is working with transits and holds directly in order to get the right materials into our patrons’ hands as quickly as possible. We will review best practices for identifying hold targets, capturing and preparing them for transit, and assisting patrons along the process. (1 TLEU)
Evergreen International Conference 2014 Wrap-up
The 2014 Evergreen International Conference was held last week in Boston. Evergreen Indiana had 6 representatives in attendance. We brought back a lot of news about upcoming development projects, learned about expanding and enhancing our own use of the existing features, and met with our enthusiastic and talented colleagues from all points geographical.
Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428