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 nuts, 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 they currently work in an ILL department.
Debra Lucas has been the Head of Reference and Interlibrary Loan at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, since 2002. She is the author of Marketing the 21st Century Library: the Time is Now, published by Chandos, an imprint of Elsevier. She has been an online instructor in Library Studies since 2012.
Her book chapters appear in Middle Management in Academic and Public Libraries (2011) and the 21st Century Handbook of Anthropology (2010). Dozens of encyclopedia articles appear in the Encyclopedia of Power (2011), the Encyclopedia of Time (2009), the Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2005), and the 20th Century Encyclopedia of Pop Culture (2000). She has also published academic journal articles in Collaborative Librarianship (2011), the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (2009), and the Journal of Library and Information Science (2007). Additionally, she served as an editor for the Journal of Library Innovation.
At D’Youville and in the surrounding communities, she routinely guest lectures in the field of librarianship and research (2007-). She graduated from the Western New York Library Resources Council Leadership Institute (2006-2007) and also was a Leadership Institute Graduation Keynote Speaker (2009). Currently she is completing studies to become a faculty governance senate parliamentarian and is writing her first fictional novel. She was awarded a Sabbatical in 2014, a Fellowship Award in 2015-2016, and was then promoted to full-librarian in 2016.
She resides in Snyder, NY with her college aged son.
- $130 for RUSA members
- $175 for ALA members
- $210 for non-ALA members
- $100 for student members and retired members
How to Register
- By Fax: download, complete and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
- By Mail: download, complete and mail form (PDF Format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
All content for this course will be provided by the instructor. No textbook required.
The Moodle login instructions will be sent the Friday before the start date. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any assignments and submit the course evaluation survey.
Continuing Education Credit - A certificate of completion will be sent to each participant upon successful completion of a course.
Although this course is not CEU-certified, many licensing boards will accept it for credit. Requirements vary by state and school district regarding certification and continuing education credits. The decision to grant CEU credits remains entirely up to your state or school district. If you are in need of credits, check with your state and/or school district before enrolling to determine eligibility. Some states will review your certificate of completion and course description to determine eligibility.
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Thank you and we look forward to your participation!