Organizational Units

Organizational Units are the specific instances of the organization unit types that make up your library’s hierarchy. These will have distinctive proper names such as Main Street Branch or Townsville Campus.

Remove or edit default Organizational Units

After installing the Evergreen software, the default CONS, SYS1, BR1, etc., organizational units remain. These must be removed or edited to reflect actual library entities.

Create and edit Organizational Units

  1. Open Admin > Server Administration > Organizational Units.
  2. In the left panel, expand the the Organizational Units hierarchy, select a unit.
  3. A form opens in the right panel, displaying the data for the selected organizational unit.
  4. To edit the existing, default organizational unit, enter system or library specific data in the form; complete all three tabs: Main Settings, Hours of Operation, Addresses.
  5. Click Save.

To create a new dependent organizational unit, click New Child. The new child will appear in the hierarchy list below the parent unit. Click on the new unit and edit the data, click Save

Organizational Unit data

The Addresses tab allows you to enter library contact information. Library Phone number, email address, and addresses are used in patron email notifications, hold slips, and transit slips. The Library address tab is broken out into four address types: Physical Address, Holds Address, Mailing Address, ILL Address.

The Hours of Operation tab is where you enter regular, weekly hours. Holiday and other closures are set in the Closed Dates Editor. Hours of operation and closed dates impact due dates and fine accrual.

Set closed dates using the Closed Dates Editor

  1. Open Admin > Local Administration > Closed Dates Editor.
  2. Select type of closure: typically Single Day or Multiple Day.
  3. Click the Calendar gadget to select the All Day date or starting and ending dates.
  4. Enter a Reason for closure (optional).
  5. Click Apply to all of my libraries if your organizational unit has children units that will also be closed.
  6. Click Save.

Now that your organizational structure is established, you can begin configuring permissions for the staff users of your Evergreen system.