MassLNC 2017 Conference Schedule

November 2, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Devens Common Center

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9 a.m.
Coffee and lite breakfast selections

9:30 a.m. 

  • Welcome 
    MassLNC Executive Board Chair Brian Courtemanche, Diane Halle Library, Endicott College
    Location: Solarium Ballroom
  • Meet MassLNC and the MassLNC Networks
    Presenters: Ron Gagnon, NOBLE, Tim Spindler, C/W MARS, and Kathy Lussier, MassLNC
    Location: Solarium Ballroom


  • Introducing the Web Staff Client - As the MassLNC networks plan for their upgrades to Evergreen 3.0, libraries are getting ready to use a new staff client that will run from the web browser.
    Presenter: Michele Morgan, Technical Support Analyst at NOBLE
    Location: Solarium Ballroom

10:30 Break

10:45 Breakout 1

  • What's New in Search - After meeting with library staff last year for focus groups on strategic directions for Evergreen, the MassLNC Development Committee identified Smart and Forgiving Search as the long-term strategic development project to focus on this year. In this session, we will review recent improvements, including the new activity boost that can be used in search relevance and the enhancements to the Group Formats & Editions search. We will also discuss current development projects that will continue to improve search and Evergreen community discussions on future search directions.
    Presenters: Kathy Lussier, MassLNC Coordinator
    Location: Solarium Ballroom
  • Browser Tips and Tricks for Use with the Web Staff Client - Once libraries start using a browser-based client, you will all be able to use common browser features to help with navigation. In this session, we'll look at ways to optimize your browser to improve your experience using the web staff client. We'll cover best practicies for managing profiles, toolbars and tabs.
    Presenters: John Amundson, Library Applications Associate at C/W MARS
    Location: Salon A

11:35 Breakout 2

  • Circulation in the Web Client - In this session, we'll look at patron management and circulation in the new staff client.
    Presenter: Joan Kranich, C/W MARS Member Services
    Location: Solarium Ballroom
  • Cataloging in the Web Client - In this session, we'll look at adding materials and using buckets in the new staff client. As part of this session, we'll see changes that have been made to the Holdings View (previously Holdings Maintenance) and the Volume/Copy Editor.
    Presenters: Beth Willis, NOBLE Digital and Catalog Librarian, and Elizabeth Thomsen, NOBLE Member Services Manager
    Location: Salon A
    Bucket Handout

12:30 Lunch

1:00 p.m.

  • What's New in Evergreen -- What new features have been added to Evergreen over the past year? We'll take a look at the features that have been added in the 3.0 release and provide a sneak peek at new features we expect to see in future Evergreen releases. 
    Location: Solarium Ballroom

2:10 p.m. Breakout 3

  • Sharing Among Libraries - Resource sharing among libraries is at the heart of the services your library provides through the network. In this session, we'll cover some different ways libraries have found to share with each other using functionality available in Evergreen. We'll look at how some libraries in NOBLE have been able to temporarily move some collections to make them available at other libraries. We'll also hear about the collection of Large-Print books that are floating among a small group of C/W MARS libraries in the Blackstone Valley.
    Presenters: Michele Morgan, NOBLE and  Justin Snook, Director, Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas.
    Location: Solarium Ballroom
  • Let's Get that New Feature Into Evergreen! How does an enhancement get from the idea stage to new code that is added to the Evergreen system? In this session, we'll talk about how library staff can get their ideas into the MassLNC development process. We'll also see what happens to those ideas once they reach the implementation stage and how the Evergreen community manages its development process.
    Presenters: MassLNC Development Committee Chair Jeff Klapes and MassLNC Coordinator Kathy Lussier
    Location: Salon A
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