Demystifying Resource Sharing: ILL Basics for Non-Resource Sharing Staff & Librarians

Wednesday, 11/13/2019
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

Resource Sharing is a dynamic and changing field in librarianship. It is a critical component of any library's ability to supplement its existing collection with materials that can be sourced from other libraries. Staff and students who do not work directly with Resource Sharing may not be aware of all the details involved in this important library service.

This webinar will provide an overview of Resource Sharing and is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the background of the service, how the service has evolved, and what trends are emerging in the field. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Comprehend the basics of Resource Sharing
  • Recognize how the service connects with the larger mission of any library
  • Understand the background of the service and emerging trends in Resource Sharing

Who Should Attend

This webinar will be relevant to library staff and librarians who don't work in Resource Sharing, but would like to learn more about it, library groups that work closely with or provide information about Resource Sharing, Library students who are interested in Resource Sharing as a career field, Library groups that may interact with Resource Sharing statistics and administrators who want to learn more about trends in Resource Sharing. 

IT, Access Services, Acquisitions and Reference Staff will also find this webinar content relevant. 


Ryan Litsey, is the Associate Librarian and head of Document Delivery at Texas Tech University. Ryan was recognized by the Library Journal as a a 2016 Mover and Shaker in library technology. His first book Resources Anytime, Anywhere: How Interlibrary Loan Becomes Resources Sharing address how libraries can rethink the traditional notions of interlibrary loan and come to understand resource sharing. 

Jessica Bower,  is the Reserves Services and Resource Sharing Librarian at Yale University. Jessica is an experienced Librarian with a demonstrated history of working in access services, resource sharing, reference, and instruction in academic libraries. She has also presented at national and international conferences on the topics of resource sharing, distance education and the history of the book. 

Jalesia Horton, is the Head of Resource Sharing at Southern Methodist University. In her role, she acts as liaison between Interlibrary Loan and the SMU Libraries. She has a background loan, teaching information literacy, reference, and access services. She is currently completing second Masters in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University. Her research interests include student engagement, library advocacy and gamification.



Individual registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $45
  • ALA members: $50
  • ALA student & retired members: $ 25
  • Non-members: $65

Group rate: $99 single login, $38/per person multiple logins (min 2 people)

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Please ensure that you have internet connection. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter via Q&A 


Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer - Continuing Education, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!