What Does Cooperation in Libraries Mean? Tools and Pitfalls in Creating Successful Resource Sharing and Collections Agreements
Sunday, June 26th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; Morial Convention Center, Room 333
What Does Cooperation in Libraries Mean? Tools and Pitfalls in Creating Successful Resource Sharing and Collections Agreements, a program sponsored by the STARS/CODES Cooperative Collection Development Committee.
Most libraries are involved in cooperative projects on a daily basis. These vary from resource sharing agreements to shared purchases and innovative collections projects. Some are informal or proof of concept pilots. Others have long term goals requiring formal documents, policies, oversight, and staff. Panelists will offer best practices and case studies to explore successful strategies and highlight potential pitfalls. Questions such as cost sharing, necessity of legal agreements, staffing, and keeping the cooperation alive will be discussed.
- Lars Leon, Head of Resource Sharing and Delivery Services, University of Kansas, and Carol Kochan, Head of Interlibrary Services, Utah State, will be speaking about successful cooperative ILL agreements in GWLA (Greater Western Library Alliance).
- Leslie Button, Associate Director for Library Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will speak about her Five Colleges and Boston Library Consortium experience with cooperative collection projects, reducing monographic duplication, and patron driven acquisition of e-books.
- Kristine Hammerstrand, Director, CARLI User Services, will focus on the CARLI consortium and talk about managing cooperation in a changing organization. She will focus on how her consortium has successfully integrated new members.
Kathryn Leigh, Chair