CHICAGO, June 24, 2017 —The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative has announced that the winner of the 2017 Innovation Award is VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia consortium, for its whole e-book interlibrary lending initiative. The consortium was recognized for its innovative contribution to resource sharing at the American Library Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries at the College of William and Mary, accepted the award on behalf of the VIVA consortium.
The Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award comes with a $500 stipend and honors individuals and/or institutions for improving access to information through resource sharing in their library, consortium, state and/or country. The purpose of the award is to showcase innovation in resource sharing and to encourage other librarians and libraries to make changes in their resource sharing operations to improve information delivery to library users.
More information at http://rethinkingresourcesharing.org/innovation-award/innovation-awards-news-release/
Congratulations to Virginia Commonwealth University/ VCU Libraries!
Congratulations to UNC Charlotte, Atkins Library, our newest STAR!
The Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) Innovation Award recognizes and honors an individual or institution for changes they have made to improve users’ access to information through resource sharing in their library, consortium, state, province or country. The purpose of the award is to showcase innovation in resource sharing around the world and to encourage other librarians and libraries to make changes in their resource sharing operations to improve service to users. RRS looks for efforts in which people have taken the initiative to address a need on their own rather than waiting for others to provide solutions for resource sharing challenges.
The Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award consists of a $500 cash award and a citation honoring the winning nominee. Atlas Systems is once again generously sponsoring the 2017 award.
For more information about the award and application/nomination process, please go to the Innovation Award web page.
The deadline for applications is now May 1, 2017. Send nominations and/or questions to Margaret Ellingson, chair of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Award Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana State University / Cunningham Memorial Library
University of Massachusetts, Boston/ Healey Library…“We are currently provide Textbook to faculty and students through ILL. Our department are also involved in OER project. We try to find a way to provide affordable text materials.”
Valparaiso University/Christopher Center
Congratulations to the latest STAR libraries…from around the world!
Harvest Bible College
RMIT University Library…”We have a standard 8 week loan policy, however will renew loans upon request if item is not on hold or in high demand. We provide a loan service for local material to staff at our overseas campuses (Vietnam), and provide a loans service for remote staff and students within Australia for material held by RMIT and Australian libraries, however do not supply internationally sourced loans to remote users.”
Università di Torino. Biblioteca di Scienze letterarie e filologiche “We take part [in] national ILL Service Staff for standardisation ISO ILL and interaction between local systems”.
Hudson Valley Community College
The University of Iowa Libraries
Welcome and congratulations to four more STARS!
Misericordia University / Mary Kintz Bevevino Library…where “A group of five local libraries, both private and public, have a van that picks up and delivers books and DVDs among us so we do not incur any shipping charges.”
University of Adelaide
University of Evansville Libraries
University of West Georgia/Ingram Library
Acadia University, Vaughan Memorial Library…We have an arrangement with our local public library to exchange books so our patrons can have general reading material. We’ve named it “the Garden of Reading”
American College of Education Library
Congratulations to North Carolina State University, the latest STAR library…and thanks to them for sharing some of their innovatve practices are :
“We adjust processing schedules around consortial and campus delivery times. We participate in a state wide user group, NCILL. We have stopped using bookstraps and now insert the paperwork as a slip in the book, which patrons like and which streamlines our receives and returns.”
We welcome two more STAR libraries this week…and congratulate them!
The State and University Library (Denmark)
University of California, Merced (US)