Building Our Own Future - MassLNC Conference 2013

May 15, 2013
Worcester Technical High School


9 a.m. Coffee
9:30 a.m. Welcome
Diane Giarrusso, Chair, MassLNC Executive Board
Conference Room 1 & 2

9:40 a.m. The MassLNC Development Process: Take Part in Improving Evergreen
Jeff Klapes, Chair, MassLNC Development Committee
Kathy Lussier, MassLNC Coordinator

Conference Room 1 & 2

Open-source software gives us an opportunity to take charge of our systems and to make improvements where we think they are most needed. Hear how library staff can participate in the process of making development decisions and how those MassLNC decisions fit within the larger community development model.

10:30 a.m. Breakout 1
Breakout sessions for the day will give participants an opportunity to share tips for using Evergreen in a particular functional area, learn about upcoming development (if any), and share ideas for enhancements to improve the system. Each breakout will be facilitated by network staff.
  • Circulation – Facilitated by Michele Morgan (NOBLE) and Joan Kranich (C/W MARS) - Conference Room 1
  • Cataloging – Facilitated by Janet Schrader (C/W MARS) and Laurie Kulik (MVLC) - Multipurpose Room
  • Academic Course Reserves with Syrup – Facilitated by Beth Willis (NOBLE) and Martha Driscoll (NOBLE) Harrington Room (4th floor)
11:30 a.m. Lunch – State of MassLNC
Kathy Lussier, MassLNC Coordinator
Conference Room 1 & 2

FY13 was MassLNC’s first year as a non-grant-funded project under a new Executive Board. Hear about the work that MassLNC did during this initial year and plans for the near-term future.
12:30 p.m. Re-visioning the Catalog
Jim Keenan, C/W MARS
Conference Room 1 & 2

Improving search was a primary focus of MassLNC over the past year. At the same time, the Evergreen developer community made some significant improvements to search. Get a first look at some of the changes that are coming to Evergreen search.
1:30 p.m. Breakout 2
  • Training – Facilitated by Elizabeth Thomsen (NOBLE) and Tracy Swaim (MVLC).
    New features and functionality are coming to Evergreen all the time, but this rapid development presents challenges for training. Share tips on how to keep up with training in this new environment. - Conference Room 1
  • Acquisitions – Facilitated by Christine Morgan (NOBLE) and Tim Spindler (C/W MARS) - Harrington Room (4th floor)
  • Local admin: Receipts, and Printers, and Settings! Oh my!  – Facilitated by Martha Driscoll (NOBLE) and Michele Morgan (NOBLE) - Multipurpose room
2:30 p.m.  Breakout 3
  • Holds – Facilitated by Michele Morgan (NOBLE) and Joan Kranich (C/W MARS) - Conference Room 1
  • Reports – Facilitated by Elizabeth Thomsen (NOBLE) and June Caola-Stokoe (C/W MARS) - Multipurpose room
  • Serials  – Facilitated by Beth Willis (NOBLE) and Tim Spindler (C/W MARS) - Harrington Room (4th floor)