December 16, 2022

Welcome to the December holiday edition!!  Hopefully, you find something in this newsletter that is gift-like.

Evergreen Indiana Upgrade

We did it.  Whew!  Thanks to Jeremy Murray, Kristin Worstell, and Britta Dorsey along with many others for a great job performing this upgrade to Evergreen 3.9.1 and all the preliminary and follow-up work that goes into that accomplishment.  And thanks to YOU.  We appreciate your patience and feedback and questions throughout the upgrade process.  It helps us continually adapt and improve.

Welcome to Lowell Public Library

On December 6, Lowell Public Library launched as the 128th public library member of Evergreen Indiana.  Lowell PL has three branches serving the communities of Lowell, Shelby, and Schneider in Lake County.  They are a Class B library system serving just over 11,000 Indiana residents. Thank you to Lowell PL staff for their incredible hospitality and enthusiasm.  And, thanks to the representatives from the Indiana State Library Professional Development Office, Porter County PLS, and Newton County PL for their on-site expertise and encouragement during the staff in-service day and the public launch.

2023 Membership Invoices

Evergreen Indiana 2023 membership invoices have been mailed to libraries.  If yours has not arrived, please email and a digital version will be sent to you.

Local Administration and Cat1 Certification

If you have not yet fulfilled your annual continuing education requirement for either Local Administration or Cat1 permissions, you still can!  Recordings for this year’s refreshers are available on the Evergreen Indiana Training YouTube channel.  Links to the specific recordings are listed here.  Once you have watched the recording(s), click on the “Check-in” link in the video description and fill out the form.  If you have an existing Local Administration or Cat1 account, we will automatically update its expiration date with no additional work on your part.

Evergreen Indiana and INfoexpress Offices Closed for Holidays

The Indiana State Library including Evergreen Indiana and INfoexpress offices will be closed on the following dates.  

  • Friday, December 23
  • Monday, December 26
  • Monday, January 2

Please note that staff will also have atypical work hours based on scheduled time off and remote work through the end of 2022 that may lead to extended wait times on non-urgent issues.

Sneak Peak

Stay tuned to upcoming newsletters to learn about how your library can take advantage of a LARGE donation of Playaway audiobooks to the consortium.