Member Resources

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 Swain, Ozark Regional Library, [email protected], 573-546-2615

Reports Interest Group:  Diane Disbro, Scenic Regional Library, [email protected], 636-583-3224


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:

Reciprocal Borrowing Libraries

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

Sample Reciprocal Borrower Agreement (2017 version)

Training Resources

Video Tutorials

Cataloging Training (required for all cataloging staff)

Other Cataloging Training Resources

Missouri Evergreen Training Manuals

Member-Developed Resources

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

Circulation Procedures Manual (Scenic Regional Library) - Circulation Procedures

Technical Services Manual (Scenic Regional Library):

Training Manual for Circulation Clerks (Scenic Regional Library):  Circ Training Manual

Circulation Resources

Item Condition Report Slip

Library Billing Template

Inventory Procedure

Proecedure for Borrowing Reference and Reference strap

Cataloging Resources

Procedure for Book Club Kit Sharing in Missouri Evergreen

Download MarcEdit (free MARC editing software):

Library of Congress MARC Record Explanations:

Library of Congress Summary of Commonly Used MARC 21 Fields:

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.