STARS Professional Tools


RUSA STARS is pleased to provide tools to help you in your job. The resources provided among these pages were developed by your peers and their predecessors in the reference and user services profession.


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!

Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States With Explanatory Text
Prepared by the Interlibrary Loan Committee, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 1994, revised 2001. Revised by the Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee, Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) 2008, 2015, and 2023. Approved by RUSA Board June 13, 2023..

RUSA Model Interlibrary Loan License Clause
This model clause is recommended to all libraries for their use in negotiating interlibrary loan license terms with electronic resource vendors. This model clause is also offered to electronic resource vendors as suggested text for inclusion in vendor licenses. Drafted by the STARS Legislation and Licensing Committee, February 2019. Approved by STARS Executive Committee, March 12, 2019. Approved by RUSA Board, August 12, 2019.

ACRL Framework for Access Services Librarianship
Consisting of four sections, the framework defines access services, suggests competencies for access services librarians and managers, examines marketing and outreach of access services, and suggests opportunities for professional engagement for access services librarians.