Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section




Ever wonder who you teamed up with when you joined RUSA STARS? Learn more about your fellow Resource Sharers through a series of interviews with RUSA STARS members. You might even recognize a few more STARS at the next ALA conference!

Sue Kaler


       Meet STARGazer Sue Kaler!


Lars Leon


       Meet STARGazer Lars Leon!



       Meet STARGazer Naomi I. Chow!


RUSA STARS' 5 Things Every New Resource Sharing Librarian Should Know

Are you new to Resource Sharing and Inter-library Loan? Check out these tips and resources put together by your colleagues!


The majority of the committee and task force appointments are made in the spring by matching STARS members' interests and background with the section's needs. If you are interested in contributing your ideas and talent to a STARS committee, please contact Nora Dethloff,

For more information about volunteering for RUSA and STARS, please visit our Volunteer page.


STARS-L Listserv

The STARS-L listserv is a discussion group dedicated to issues relating to interlibrary loan, document delivery, remote circulation, access services, cooperative reference, cooperative collection development, remote storage, and other shared library services by members of RUSA-STARS. This list is only open to RUSA-STARS members.

There are two ways to subscribe to STARS-L:

1. Send an e-mail to
In the Subject line, put: SUBSCRIBE STARS-L YOUR NAME
For example: SUBSCRIBE STARS-L Jane Smith
Do not put anything in the body of the message

2. Go to the ALA Mailing Lists service
Login or create a new account for the ALA Mailing List Service
Select "Reference and User Services Association" under "ALA Divisions"
Select "Subscribe" from the menu on the left
Agree to subscribe

When your request to subscribe has been approved by the list owners, you will receive an e-mail welcome message.