Missouri Evergreen Policies and Best Practices


Best Practices

Current Standing Committee Chairs

Cataloging: Ron Eifert, Sikeston Public Library, [email protected], 573-471-4140

Circulation: Michelle Swane, Ozark Regional Library, [email protected], 573-546-2615

OPAC:  Shannon Midyett, Poplar Bluff Municipal Library, [email protected], 573-686–8639 

Reports:  Kyle Constant, Trails Regional Library, [email protected], 660-747-1699

Reciprocal Borrowing Libraries

  • Carrollton Public Library
  • Caruthersville Public Library
  • Doniphan-Ripley County Library
  • Grundy County Jewett Norris Library
  • Jefferson County Library
  • Lebanon-Laclede County Library
  • Little Dixie Regional Library
  • Marion County Library
  • Marshall Public Library
  • Poplar Bluff Municipal Library
  • Ray County Library
  • Trails Regional Library
  • Webb City Public Library

Sample Reciprocal Borrower Agreement (2017 version)

Training Resources

Missouri Evergreen Training Manuals

Cataloging Training (required for all cataloging staff)

Other Cataloging Training Resources

Member-Developed Resources

Brochure for Patrons - MS Publisher file (Scenic Regional Library) - Searching the Catalog and using My Account 

Circulation Procedures Manual (Cass County Public Library) - Circulation Procedures

Circulation Procedures Manual (Scenic Regional Library) - Circulation Procedures

Procedures Manual (Polk County Library) - Procedures, PCL-Style

Technical Services Manual (Scenic Regional Library):

Training Manual for Circulation Clerks (Scenic Regional Library):  


Syndetics from ProQuest

Missouri Evergreen subscribes to Syndetics from ProQuest for catalog enrichment.  Though Syndetics offers many elements, Missouri Evergreen subscribes to:

  • First Chapters & Excerpts
  • Awards
  • Series List
  • Summaries & Annotations
  • Cover Images (Books Only)

Detailed descriptions of each of these elements are on the ProQuest website:

Circulation Resources

Item Condition Report Slip

Library Billing Template

Inventory Procedure

Procedure for Borrowing Reference and Reference strap

Transit List Instructions

Cataloging Resources

Procedure for Book Club Kit Sharing in Missouri Evergreen

Proper formatting for Parts Labels

Cataloging Calculator (Help determine MARC fixed fields):

Download MarcEdit (free MARC editing software):

Library of Congress MARC Record Explanations:

Library of Congress Summary of Commonly Used MARC 21 Fields:

OCLC Classify (find Dewey number by scanning ISBN):

OCLC General Material Designations for MARC 245 (title statement) subfield h (medium):

Ohio Guidelines for matching MARC records & Guidelines for evaluating MARC records:

SC LENDS Cataloging Resources:

Cheat sheet for Tag 246 (from Penn State University)

Other Penn State Cataloging Resources (downloadable from Box):

CHOPAC IMDB to MARC Converter:

General Evergreen Information

Official Documentation (2.12, 2.11, 2.10, and older):

Evergreen libraries by country:

Community-Contributed Documentation and Tutorials

Note:  Some of these resources are specific to the library system that developed them, so if you use them be aware that their policies or procedures may differ from ours.