As library shelving and physical collections continue to vanish, electronic resource collections continue to grow. To keep up with this evolution, we need to expand our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to meet the needs of our library patrons. In this four-week eCourse, you’ll learn how to utilize ILL services to do just this.
Designed for MLS candidates, MLS graduates, librarians, library administrators, and paraprofessionals, this course teaches you everything you need to know about ILL systems, including rules, regulations, and copyright issues surrounding ILL. You’ll also explore outlines of potential internal and external policies and procedures that your library can put in place and examine modern day challenges related to electronic resources. Instructor Debra Lucas-Alfieri will also introduce you to management software tools, both homegrown and proprietary, for ILL operations. Throughout the course, you’ll gain exposure to and become skilled in assessing how ILL affects your organization’s bottom line.
After participating in this eCourse, you will:
- Understand key concepts of ILL infrastructures and operations
- Have starting points for creating and enforcing sound collection development policies, including acquisitions and deaccessions
- Grasp the current issues and opportunities for ILL operations
- Be able to enhance opportunities in this essential library service at your institution.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for MLS candidates, MLS graduates, librarians, library administrators, and paraprofessionals who want to learn more about interlibrary loan systems, whether or not the currently work in an ILL department.