STARS Committee Reports

STARS Membership Committee
STARs Membership is continuing to work with the ad hoc Web Committee to update committees’ information and incorporate initiatives into our marketing efforts. We’re also beginning to organize our collaborations with other committees to build a STARs Timeline complete with documents, pictures, etc., highlighting all the work STARs does throughout the years.

Micquel Little, Chair

STARS Legislation & Licensing Committee
Our committee recently held a conference call to review our charges and to plan for the year. We are discussing ways in which the committee can better meet the needs and expectations of the STARS membership. To that end, we will be conducting a survey soon for all STARS members. Please keep an eye on the STARS Listserv for an announcement and link to the survey.

Sherri Michaels, Chair

Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee
The Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee is currently reviewing and revising the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and its Explanatory Supplement. A survey was shared with the ILL community in October to gather suggestions for revisions from ILL practitioners around the country. In addition, the committee has negotiated with the ALA Video Roundtable the retirement of their separate document on the interlibrary loan of audiovisual materials. The Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee is aiming to have a first draft of the ILL Code and Supplement completed by Spring 2015 for the STARS Board and RUSA Standards and Guidelines Committee to see before ALA Annual. An approved draft will then be shared for general comment with the ILL community in late summer/early fall 2015.

Brian Miller, Chair

Vendor Relations Committee
The Vendor Relations Committee met on 10/28/14 and decided to add a section in for hardware, to include information on minimum requirements for ILL scanners. This is titled “What to Look for When Buying a Scanner for ILL.” This will be expanded upon using an upcoming survey of ILL practitioners’ feedback on their current scanners’ use. Finally, we are looking into co-sponsoring (possibly with the STARS ILL Discussion Group) a session of scanner talks at ALA Annual, with vendors giving short presentations about their products and potential uses for ILL.

Robin Moskal, Chair