Staff Training


Please contact Terran McCanna ( if you have any questions or to request a future training session on a particular topic at your library system.


Web Client Training Sessions: Fall 2017

We will be holding web client training sessions around the state this Fall in preparation for the major upgrade to Evergreen 3.0 in January 2018. We encourage as many staff members as possible (particularly managers) to attend one of these sessions and then return to your branches and share what you have learned with your colleagues who were unable to attend.

Registration Form for Web Client Basic Training


  • September 25: NEG (Complete)
  • September 26: ARL (Complete)
  • September 27: WGRL (Complete)
  • October 10: HCLS (Complete)
  • October 11: URRLS (Complete)
  • October 17: BTRL (Complete)
  • October 23: WEBEX (Online Session) (Complete)
  • October 24: FRRLS (Complete)
  • October 25: LEE (Complete)
  • October 26: MGRL (Complete)
  • October 30: CHRL (Complete)
  • November 14: CPRL (Complete)
  • November 15: SGRL (Complete)
  • November 16: MOGL (Complete)
  • November 28: STRL
  • December 6: SWGRL




  • Registering Workstations
  • Printing
  • Print Templates
  • Browser Tools


  • Interface Changes
  • New Features


  • Interface Changes
  • Searching Reports


  • Testing Process
  • January Upgrade Schedule


Web Client Training: Additional Online Sessions for Catalogers

Two online sessions will be held for catalogers for specific cataloging function / workflow changes (these are in addition to the basic web client training):

  • Monday, November 20, 9am-Noon
  • Monday, November 27, 9am-Noon

Registration Form for Web Client Cataloging Sessions



PINES Mini-Conferences

The PINES team presents several 2-to-3 day training sessions on various PINES-related topics in different parts of the state each year. As new Mini-Conferences are scheduled, the dates and registration information will be posted here and will be distributed to the PINES mailing lists. For more information, please contact Terran McCanna, PINES Program Manager: 404-235-7138 or


PINES Mini-Conferences May Include Topics Such As:

  • Advanced Reports
  • Advanced Searching (or, Why do searches return what they do?)
  • Introduction to Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers
  • Circulation Best Practices and Policy
  • Computer Troubleshooting for Non-Technical People
  • Local Administration
  • Problematic Circulation Transactions
  • Using the Standalone


Cataloging Training

There are two levels of cataloging training:

  1. CAT1 Training
    This copy cataloging course is required for all PINES CAT1 level catalogers. Permission from the Library Director is required for any PINES staff member to obtain CAT1 permissions.
  2. Original Cataloging (RDA)
    This course is recommended for catalogers who are experienced copy catalogers and who need to do original cataloging. This course uses the RDA standard; the AACR2 standard is no longer taught by GPLS. This course is open to PINES CAT1 users as well as catalogers from Georgia's independent public library systems.

Both of these courses are scheduled as needed. To request that one of these courses be scheduled, please contact Bin Lin, PINES Cataloging Specialist: 404-235-7139 or


Online Training