Kerry Keegan, Editor
Message from the Chair
Our committees have made great progress on important projects this fall. An Ad Hoc Website Review Committee has been working to inventory and update the STARS website. My hope is that the end result will be a more useful and easily navigable website for our members. The Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee is still hard at work revising the Interlibrary Loan Code for the U.S. Thanks to those who provided input by responding to the Committee’s recent survey. If you didn’t respond, don’t worry! There will be additional opportunities for feedback in the coming year.
Our awards committees are just beginning their work and are awaiting your nominations for the Virginia Boucher OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award (http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/boucher) and the STARS / Atlas Systems Mentoring Award (http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/mentoring).
Midwinter will be here before you know it as will STARS’ annual FREE workshop, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL,” presented by the Education and Training Committee. This year’s workshop will be held at the University of Chicago Regenstein Library on Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30am-12:30pm. If you would like to attend, please register at http://stars.hosts.atlas-sys.com/.
If you are attending Midwinter, please join your fellow STARS at the ILL Discussion Group (January 31, 10:30-11:30am) and the Hot Topics Discussion Group (January 31, 4:30-5:30pm). The Hot Topics Discussion Group will be focused on shared collections so come with your questions and ideas to share with the group. STARS is a section built on networking and sharing, and the discussion groups offer a great opportunity for both.
I hope to see many STARS at Midwinter and encourage you to come up and introduce yourself if we haven’t yet met!
Hoping to see you in Chicago,
STARS Chair 2014-2015