Evergreen Committees & Interest Groups

Participating on an Evergreen committee or interest group is a great way to get involved in the Evergreen community.

With the exception of the Oversight Board, there are no formal membership requirements to become involved on a committee or interest group. You just need to attend meetings, actively participate on a list, or volunteer where help is needed.

Evergreen Oversight Board

Goal: Serve as official representatives of the Evergreen project to its fiscal sponsor, the Software Freedom Conservancy, to safeguard and govern the interests of the larger Evergreen user and developer communities.

Official web page: Evergreen Governance

Regular meeting time: 3rd Thursday of every month at 14:00 Eastern.

Mailing list (anyone from the community is welcome to join):

Who to contact: Ben Shum oversight@evergreen-ils.org

Evergreen 2016 Conference Organizing Committee


  • Chair: Tanya Prokrym, NC Cardinal, State Library of North Carolina
  • NC Cardinal State Library Representatives: Johnnie Pippin, April Durrence & Catherine Prince
  • Programming Committee Co-Chairs: Jennifer Dale & Jonathan Furr
  • Activities Committee Chair: Wayne Hunt
  • Catering Committee Co-Chairs: Nicole de Bruijn & Susan Craven
  • Registration Committee Chair: Carine Mattix

Evergreen 2015 Conference Organizing Committee


  • Buzzy Nielsen (chair), Hood River County Library District
  • Beth Longwell, Sage Library System
  • Brent Mills, Sage Library System
  • Jason Boyer, Evergreen Indiana
  • Grace Dunbar, Equinox
  • Kathy Lussier, MassLNC.

Documentation Interest Group (DIG)

Goal: Develop a single-source, standards-based set of documentation for Evergreen.

Official web page: DIG

Regular meeting time:  1st Thursday of the month at 14:00 Eastern

Mailing list: http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-documentation

Who to contact: ysuarez@berklee.edu documentation@evergreen-ils.org

Evergreen Web Team

Goal: The Evergreen Web Team is responsible for the ongoing care and feeding of the Evergreen web site. The web team welcomes any volunteers interested in helping ensure that content on the web site remains fresh and up to date.

Official web page: Evergreen Web Team

Regular meeting time: 3rd Thursday of the month at 13:00 Eastern

Mailing list: http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-web-team

Who to contact: For info and questions/comments, send email to the Web Team mailing list at evergreen-web-team@list.evergreen-ils.org.

Evergreen Outreach Committee

Goal: organize activities to increase the visibility of Evergreen in the larger library community. The committee will also establish a fund for activities that support this goal.

Official web page: Evergreen Outreach Committee

Who to contact: klussier@masslnc.org

Evergreen Reports Interest Group

Goal:  Establish a framework for sharing reports and improving the reporting system in Evergreen.

Official web page: Reports Interest Group

Regular meeting time: The third week of Sept, Nov, Jan, March, [April Conference], and May from 3 PM – 4PM Eastern.

Mailing List:  http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-reports

Who to contact: jventuro@biblio.org reports@evergreen-ils.org

Evergreen Cataloging Working Group

Goal: To share information about cataloging workflows in Evergreen and to work together to coordinate cataloging-related development for the benefit of the community.

Official web page: Cataloging Working Group

Mailing list: http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-catalogers

Acquisitions Interest Group

Goal: To share information about acquisitions workflows, development, and bugs.

Official web page: Acquisitions Interest Group

Regular meeting time:  Quarterly starting in June 2014, exact day and time to be determined

Mailing list: http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-general

Who to contact: jpringle@sitka.bclibraries.ca