Education and Training Committee
- To develop continuing education programs in a variety of formats and venues based on the needs of the resource sharing community.
- To establish links with other entities involved in developing similar kinds of educational programs.
Current projects include::
- Organization of the annual “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ILL workshop”
- Working with other STARS committees to update the resource sharing wiki ShareILL
- Development of free webinars for resource sharing practitioners
Jennifer Jacobs (Chair 2012-2013)
RUSA STARS “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ILL” Workshop
RUSA STARS offered its sixth annual "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" workshop at ALA Midwinter 2013 in Seattle. This workshop covers best practices for interlibrary loan, helps you reconsider your approaches, and addresses ways to best serve your users, while also providing an excellent overview of resources and support available to ILL practitioners. Slides from the 2013 workshop are available below. Information about the 2014 workshop will be available here in fall 2013.
- Borrowing: Megan Gaffney, University of Delaware Library
- Lending: Karen Janke, Erikson Institute
- Copyright: Cindy Kristof, Kent State University Libraries
- Resources and Standards: Collette Mak, University of Notre Dame
Interested in a career in resource sharing?
Hear from ILL professionals about their varied responsibilities in a series of one and two minute videos.
- Troy Christenson, Interlibrary Loan Librarian & Coordinator at Florida Atlantic University, talks about how he is Changing the World One Transaction at a Time.
- Nora Dethloff, Assistant Head of Information & Access Services at the University of Houston Libraries, talks about how ILL is a touchstone service where there is instant feedback that helps you do your job and makes you smile.
- Megan Gaffney, Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services at the University of Delaware Library, talks about the very basics of interlibrary loan.
- Micquel Little, Access Services Librarian, St. John Fisher College, appreciates how her previous experience informs her current position in resource sharing.
- Collette Mak, Head of Resources Access & Delivery, University of Notre Dame, talks about data analysis.
- Heather Weltin, Head of Access Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, describes the managerial skills required to run a successful ILL department.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE? If you’d like to be featured in a video explaining why you like your position in ILL or some aspect of your work, or if you know of an ILL expert who might want to participate, contact the STARS Education and Training Committee.
STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award
The STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award is awarded annually to one library practitioner new to the field of interlibrary loan/document delivery or electronic reserves, and who has daily, hands-on involvement in the areas of borrowing, lending, document delivery, electronic reserves, material delivery, or resource sharing. For details about the award, please visit http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/mentoring.
ShareILL is a gateway to electronic and print resources pertaining to all aspects of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and resource sharing. Designed to be comprehensive and international in scope, ShareILL features links to resources to help practitioners locate materials for their clientele, manage the ILL process, and keep up with developments in the profession.
Contact your state library for information about local codes and resource sharing initiatives.
Visit ALA Connect for more information about our committee’s activities, upcoming events, and recent publications.