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ACLPD: Resource Sharing Committee

Advisory Council for Library Planning and Development

Resource Sharing Committee Fact Sheet

Recommendation: That ACLPD create a Resource Sharing Committee to:

  • Research and review existing resource sharing practices in other states
  • Explore 21st century library “best practices”  for resource sharing
  • Develop resource sharing policies for the Connecticut State Library based on existing national policies adapted for the needs of CT libraries.
  • Develop training modules to educate library staff on resource sharing to better understand the complexity of the services.
  • Develop presentations for ILL Roundtables and other events to discuss the sustainability of resource sharing.
  • Work collaboratively with the CDLAB eResource Task Force on resource sharing issues.
  • Make recommendations to ACLPD and the State Library Board for resource sharing practices and policies.

Connecticut Libraries Resource Sharing Definition

"Connecticut's libraries willingly cooperate and collaborate with each other and affiliated organizations to provide maximum access to materials, services and expertise for the mutual benefit of all."

 

CT ILL /Resource Sharing Policy Framework

ILL Priorities (in no particular order):

  • Establish accountability of participating libraries

  • Reference ALA ILL Code

  • Include ALL libraries

  • No charge (prohibit) fee for ILL

  • Standardization of ILL procedures

  • Include “Best Practices” for participating libraries

  • Do not include reciprocal borrowing

  • Respectful

  • Concept of membership commitment

  • Limited to material not available in user’s library

  • State supported subsidy

  • Patron defined pick-up location

Resource Sharing Meeting Dates

2019

  • Wednesday, January 30
  • Wednesday, March 27
  • Wednesday, April 24
  • Wednesday, May 22
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Wednesday, September 25
  • Wednesday, November 20

Location: Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 (unless noted otherwise)

Committee Members

Melissa Canham-Clyne Clark Memorial Library (LION) deliverIT Task Force
Lee Davis Quinnipiac University (Academic)
Carl DeMilia ACLPD Chair
[Vacant] (Small Standalone)
Joseph Farara LION Executive Director
Jeanette Francini Lucy Robbins Welles  (LCI) deliverIT Task Force
Judy Kelmelis Groton Public Library (SECONN)
Jennifer Keohane CLC
Susan  La Perla Ferguson Library, Stamford (Large Standalone)
Leslie McDonough Mansfield Library (LCI)
Sue Phillips Hall Memorial Library (Bibliomation) deliverIT Task Force
Astoria Ridley CT Judicial Branch (ACLPD CoChair)
[Vacant] (Medium Standalone)
Jenifer Smolnik K-12
Amy Terlaga Bibliomation
Dawn La Valle CSL
Steve Cauffman CSL
Eric Hansen CSL

Agendas and Minutes

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