Message from the Chair


Kerry Keegan, Editor

Hello STARS and friends of STARS.

I do hope this finds you well. I’m David Atkins, the 2012-13 Chair for RUSA/STARS. As both chair and a STARS member, I am looking forward to another fun and productive year in service to resource sharing professionals everywhere. For this year, STARS will build on our successes in research, education, and training. Along with our midwinter and annual programming, STARS will launch an online interlibrary loan training course. We’ll also start using online tools that support virtual meetings. Over the next two-three years, RUSA will channel resources to fund programming and promotional activities among RUSA and all its sections. STARS will capitalize on any and all opportunities fund diverse professional development programs and give you more value for your time, energy, and dues.

If you would like to become involved in our dynamic section or have questions out what STARS can do for you and your library, please drop me an email ( or give me a call (865-974-6866). There is always room for more STARS.

David P. Atkins