Ready Fire Aim: The MLC Evergreen Experience

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A presentation at Evergreen International Conference 2009 by Evette Atkin of Michigan Library Consortium.

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  • Ready Fire Aim: The MLC Evergreen Experience

    1. 1. EG09 Evette M. Atkin [email_address] Evergreen Coordinator Michigan Library Consortium Ready, Fire, Aim!
    2. 2. Ready! Randy’s Brain
    3. 3. Why?
    4. 4. What? <ul><li>Server </li></ul><ul><li>Server Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul>
    5. 5. How? <ul><li>Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) </li></ul><ul><li>Equinox Software, Inc. </li></ul>Their Bill Our Bill
    6. 6. What? <ul><li>Server </li></ul><ul><li>Server Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul>
    7. 7. How? <ul><li>Me??? </li></ul>
    8. 8. How? <ul><li>Documentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Policies? </li></ul><ul><li>Profiling forms? </li></ul><ul><li>Training? </li></ul><ul><li>Help?? </li></ul><ul><li>Please??? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Fire!
    10. 10. Who? <ul><li>Pilot Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 public libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interlochen Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Fife Lake Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Peninsula Community Library </li></ul>Niles District Library
    11. 11. Who? <ul><li>Round 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 public libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 K-12 library! </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. How?? <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Listserv </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC, Circ, Cat and Admin Training </li></ul><ul><li>Helpdesk System </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul>
    13. 13. Aim?
    14. 14. Issues Great and Small <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Mentality </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines </li></ul>
    15. 15. Now what?
    16. 16. Governance <ul><li>Who makes the decisions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLC? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director’s group? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation? </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Mentality <ul><li>This is a PILOT PROJECT </li></ul><ul><li>No vendor lives here! </li></ul><ul><li>This is a collaborative, so please !collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>“ We HATE our ILS…” </li></ul>
    18. 18. Compliance <ul><li>Rules? We need to follow rules? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Timelines <ul><li>ESI is becoming too popular! </li></ul>

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