Weekly Update – March 18, 2015
Collections Notice Change
As several libraries have noted, the collections notice is frequently issued while the patron is still in the process of actively accruing fines and fees. To reduce confusion over correct account balances, we have decided to try eliminating the itemized portion of that letter. If you find over time that this creates additional issues, please let us know.
The new circulation modifier for ereaders is now live. Please transfer eligible equipment before March 24th as we will be rolling the long option duration back to 3 days.
The Patron Services Committee met on March 17, 2015 at Greenwood Public Library. Top discussion points included preparations for the upcoming elections and conference, updates to the manual, creation of a pest policy outline, and the use of a driver’s license as an alternate for a library card. The committee greatly appreciated the many thoughtful and helpful comments the community submitted as they move forward in evaluating the consortium’s stance on library card substitutes. That conversation will be ongoing as we seek to find a workable balance within the highly polarized responses we’ve received.
Registration for the 2015 EI Annual Conference will close on March 31, 2015. Please visit the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference 2015 page now! The preliminary schedule will be released on Friday.
Library standards’ waiver letters are due to the Library Development Office by March 30, 2015. Please remember that Evergreen Indiana libraries must be found in-standards or receive a waiver from the ILHB to continue as regular members of the consortium!
Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)