Equinox’s Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, Elected to The Evergreen Project Board

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Atlanta, Ga., April 23, 2024: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, has been elected to The Evergreen Project board. Andrea will be joining Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox, who is currently serving as Treasurer of The Evergreen Project. Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Manager at Equinox, who has been serving as the chair of The Evergreen Project Outreach Committee, will be concluding his service as a board member at the end of the term. Other incoming board members recently announced include Katie Greenleaf Martin from the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, who was re-elected; Susan Morrison from Georgia PINES; and Lindsay Stratton from the Westchester Library System.

“I am looking forward to returning to The Evergreen Project board,” said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. “There are a lot of exciting things happening in the Evergreen community and I’m eager to work with my fellow board members to build a robust and sustainable future for the Evergreen Project.”

Buntz Neiman served a previous term on the The Evergreen Project board (formerly known as the Evergreen Oversight Board) from 2013 to 2016 while working at Kent County Public Library in Maryland. In 2016, she joined Equinox Open Library Initiative and has been a central part of the Evergreen development team at Equinox. She has served the Evergreen community since 2008 in a variety of capacities including as Conference Chair for the 2021 Conference; as a member of the Conference Committee, the Evergreen Outreach Committee, the Evergreen Cataloging Interest Group, and the Evergreen Documentation Interest Group; and as an Evergreen Documentation Committer. Buntz Neiman also served as release manager for the most recent version of Evergreen, version 3.12. She has presented at every Evergreen conference except for the 2010 conference.

The Evergreen Project board represents the interests of The Evergreen Project and provides the vision and strategic direction for the subcommittees which are a part of the project. It is elected by an annual vote by members of The Evergreen Project, determined by those who have directly contributed to The Evergreen Project in the past year. For more information about The Evergreen Project board, past membership, and archives visit: https://evergreen-ils.org/governance/.

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About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the successor to Equinox Software, Inc. Equinox’s mission as a nonprofit is to promote and support a thriving ecosystem for open source library communities in order to provide libraries worldwide with innovative open source solutions. Equinox is devoted to reducing barriers to library technology and services, expanding library access to open source software, and providing high quality technology, consulting, and support services. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.

About Evergreen
Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is a web-based and mobile-friendly system which provides attractive, easy to use interfaces for library acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, OPAC, reports, course reserves, and serials functionality.

Evergreen ILS is an enterprise level system designed to manage a scalable catalog shared across libraries, including large public and academic library consortia. While designed for large collections, Evergreen is suitable for libraries of any size and type from government to museum and special collection libraries. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and to maintain ownership of their library and systems data.

For more information on Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.