STAR Checklist

The STAR Checklist provides library staff an opportunity to review and reflect on their resource sharing/interlibrary loan policies, procedures and services.

An expanded STAR Checklist (Version 2) is now ready! Please fill it out and submit it, or print out a PDF copy to get started today!

All libraries that submit the checklist and receive one-four stars will be emailed a certificate and letter of recognition which affirms a library’s commitment to rethinking resource sharing. These can be shared with your library administration to help demonstrate that you are keeping up with best practices in resource sharing.

The value of going through the checklist is to start conversations about what we can do and what we should consider as we set policies. It is not expected that all items will be appropriate for all libraries. And, however many stars your library receives, we should all keep rethinking library resource sharing as libraries, use needs and the information world evolve.

1 STAR: Participating libraries that are score between 120 and 139 points are engaged in 60%+ of activities/initiatives/services/policies represented in the Checklist and qualify for one STAR.
2 STARS: 140-159 points reflect engagement in 70%+ of activities/ initiatives/services/policies represented in the Checklist and qualify for two STARS.
3 STARS: 160-179 points reflect engagement in 80%+ of activities/ initiatives/services/policies represented in the Checklist and qualify for three STARS.
4 STARS: 180+ points reflect engagement in 90%+ of activities/ initiatives/services/policies represented in the Checklist and qualify for four STARS.

We will not share your score with anyone. We may share aggregate information about what most libraries are and are not doing. And, if you agree, we can share your name on this site as a “Star” if you qualify for a certificate.

Thank you for using the Checklist and please let us know if you have any questions at resourcesharingstar@gmail.com

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