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
Join our next virtual meeting:
Friday, December 6, 2013
2pm - 3pm CDT
Contact Karen Okamoto (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Karen Okamoto (July 2013 - June 2014)
Lars Leon (September 2013 - June 2014)
Save the date: FREE "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" workshop at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, Friday January 24, 2014
RUSA STARS announces a FREE "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL" workshop at ALA Midwinter. This workshop will take place from 8:30am-12:30pm on Friday, January 24, 2014. The workshop will be held in the Library Learning Terrace at Drexel University. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served. You do not need to be an ALA member or be registered for ALA Midwinter in order to attend this workshop.
This system-neutral workshop will cover best practices in resource sharing, address ways you can best serve your users, and provide an excellent overview of the resources and support available to ILL practitioners. Whether you’re new to resource sharing or have been providing services for years, this workshop will help you to reconsider your approaches, make decisions about user services, define best practices, and introduce you to ways you can best contribute to the resource sharing community while reflecting your own library’s mission. Past attendees have given us positive feedback:
- “[G]reat overview, fills in gaps (I am a new librarian)”;
- “[A]ll three presentations were excellent and timely. [A]fter 20+ years in ILL, it is always good to learn, learn!”
* 8:30 to 9:00 Check-In and light refreshments
* 9:00 to 9:10 Introductions
* 9:10 to 9:55 Borrowing: Megan Gaffney, University of Delaware Library
* 9:55 to 10:40 Lending: Karen Janke, Erikson Institute
* 10:40 to 10:55 Break
* 10:55 to 11:40 Copyright: Cindy Kristof, Kent State University Libraries
* 11:40 to 12:20 Assessment and Statistics: Collette Mak, University of Notre Dame
* 12:20 to 12:25 Closing Remarks
* 12:25 to 12:30 Complete Evaluations
Thank you to Atlas Systems and OCLC for sponsoring this no-charge workshop.
Hope to see you there!
RUSA STARS Education and Training Committee
Finding Dead People: Genealogy and Local History Resources for the ILL Practitioner
If you work in interlibrary loan you already know that requests for genealogy materials are among the most difficult to fill and that genealogists are among the most persistent of library users. Great news! At last, real solutions for real problems taught by people who are both avid genealogists and interlibrary loan experts. Please join us on October 16, 2013, 2:00pm-3:15pm CDT, for a free webinar for RUSA members on the core resources, the best collections, strategies and sources to help improve your fill rate for genealogical requests and boost your confidence in your ability to search and fill requests for local history and genealogical materials.
“Finding Dead People” will be taught by Amber Case (University of Washington) and Cherie Weible (University of Illinois). Amber is currently completing her genealogy certification. Cherie received her certification in 2009 from the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). They are both interlibrary loan practitioners.
Registration is limited to 90 logins; if multiple people at your library plan to attend please consider a shared viewing so that we can accommodate more institutions.
Registration for “Finding Dead People”: http://stars.hosts.atlas-sys.com/
If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Karen Okamoto at email@example.com.
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.