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STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

Message from the Chair
Hello STARS Members and Friends,

STARS is turning 10! This year marks 10 years of networking, education, and research in support of resource sharing and access services professionals. Much thanks is due to everyone whose involvement has made STARS so successful for the past decade. To honor everyone who has made STARS what it is today, we’ll be hosting a 10th Anniversary Party at ALA Annual in Las Vegas! Please join us Friday June 27, 7:00-9 PM, at Bahama Breeze Island Grille, 375 Hughes Center Drive, Las Vegas.

STARS is also sponsoring two informative programs at ALA Annual. Code4ILL:How to Grow Your Own Innovation for Resource Sharing is on Saturday, June 28, from 1:00-2:30 PM in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room S228. Finding Dead People: Genealogy and Local History Resources for the ILL Practitioner is on Saturday, June 28, from 3:00-4:00 PM, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N232.

You can check out our other upcoming events on the STARS Events page on Facebook.

If you can’t make it to Vegas there are still lots of opportunities to become involved in STARS. Many of our committees offer virtual participation, and we’re always looking for active virtual members. For more information on our committees and volunteer opportunities, check out STARS’ committees page.Feel free to contact me at ndethloff@uh.edu for more info or answers.

This is my last update column as STARS Chair. It’s been an eventful, fun, and—above all—educational year as chair. I’ll take this opportunity to say a loud “Thank You!” to the wonderful members of STARS who have done such great work in the past year (and, indeed, the past 10 years). STARS really is a fantastic organization filled with hard working people, and I’m so thankful that I’ve gotten to play this role. Thanks to all of you!

Nora Dethloff
STARS Chair, 2013-14

STARS Committee Reports

CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee
The CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee is still working on updating the ILL Code documents. We’ll announce when updates are completed in a future STARS section newsletter.

Ryan Litsey, Chair

Boucher Award Committee
David K. Larsen has been named the Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award winner for 2014. Larsen is Head, Access Services and Assessment at the University of Chicago Library. He is being recognized for his expertise in interlibrary loan technology, his innovative approach to library services, his influential work with individual libraries, consortia, and vendors to make ongoing improvements, and his service and leadership at all levels of professional library organizations dedicated to resource sharing.

Please join me in congratulating David!

Megan Gaffney, Chair

STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award Committee
Please join me in congratulating Jake Kubrin, the winner of the 2014 STARS Atlas Systems Mentoring Award. Along with other award recipients, Kubrin will be honored at the RUSA Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception from 5:00-6:30 PM on Sunday, June 29 during the ALA Annual. Jacob Kubrin is the resource sharing and fulfillment specialist at Cushing Library at Holy Names University. In a newly created position at the Cushing Library, Kubrin demonstrated a great need for professional development, networking and education to serve the ever increasing patron needs of the library. The award, sponsored byAtlas Systems, Inc. recognizes an individual new to the field of interlibrary loan and contributes $1,250 to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

You can find the official press release here. You can also find RUSA activities during ALA online.

Amy Paulus, Chair
Naomi Chow
Paul Drake
Jennifer Jacobs
Shirley Thomas

STARS Education and Training Committee
The STARS Education and Training Committee (E&T) is organizing the program “Finding Dead People: Genealogy and Local History Resources for the ILL Practitioner,” presented by Amber Case and Cherie Weible, on Saturday, June 28 from 3:00-4:00PM in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N232. E&T continues to coordinate the updating of the ShareILL wiki. It is also organizing the free annual ALA Midwinter workshop “Everything you wanted to know about ILL” for Chicago 2015.

Karen Okamoto, Chair

STARS Membership Committee
The RUSA STARS Membership Committee has been working with a 10th Anniversary Celebration Committee to organize an extra special social at ALA 2014 in Las Vegas. Thanks to vendors such as OCLC, Innovative, and DLSG, the committee has been able to plan a special 10th Anniversary Celebration for June 27th from 7:00-10:00 PM at Bahama Breeze. There will be food, live music, cake, and of course, friends!

The Membership Committee is also pleased to announce Lars Leon as our newest STARGazer. Leon will be at ALA and is always a friendly face to look for if you’re a first time attendee of the conference or an experienced ALA navigator.

Current projects also consist of improving recruitment and retention initiatives of our STARS members. All are always welcome to join committee meetings, which are held virtually on the first Monday of every month. Contact Micquel Little, Chair of RUSA STARS Membership, at micq13@hotmail.com, for more details.

Micquel Little, Chair

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

Message from the Chair

Hello STARS Members and Friends,

I can’t believe my tenure as Chair is halfway over already! As usual, STARS has been an active section with a lot going on. Thank you to everyone whose hard work has helped us to offer webinars, programs, standards, and other practical tools. At our recent meetings in Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter, I was reminded of just how creative, clever, and hard-working STARS members are. It’s the involvement of great resource sharing and access services practitioners that keeps us one of the most interesting and vital sections in ALA—I may be a bit biased.

If you’re not already a member of STARS, please consider joining. Not only is the section doing great work, but its members are some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable folks you’d ever want to network with, and provides great opportunities for making connections, building resumes, and learning from experts in our field. Feel free to contact me (ndethloff@uh.edu or 713-743-9747) for more information or answers to burning questions.

If you’re ready to get involved, we’re currently making committee appointments for 2014-2015. Contact STARS Vice-chair Tina Baich, appointment maven extraordinaire, at cbaich@iupui.edu. She’ll be happy to connect you with an opportunity to serve on a committee or as a STARS representative.

All best,

Nora Dethloff
STARS Chair, 2013-2014

 

Committee Reports

STARS Membership Committee

RUSA STARS Membership Committee has been busy working on the STARS 10th Anniversary Celebration with the extended planning committee. We’ve been exploring venues, themes, time lines, etc.—all based on the feedback we received from our members! Make a note to attend our special 10th Anniversary Social in Las Vegas! Membership also recently revised the Five Things to ensure updated links and resources. We also welcomed Naomi Chow as the newest STARGazer: http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars!

Micquel Little, Chair

Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award Committee

The Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award committee has finished accepting nominations and is in the process of vetting candidates. We look forward to announcing the 2014 winner in the near future. Look for the news in an upcoming STARS section newsletter.

Megan Gaffney, Chair

STARS Education and Training Committee

On Friday January 24, 2014, the RUSA STARS Education and Training Committee held its seventh annual free “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL” workshop at Drexel University’s Library Learning Terrace. Fifty-six attendees learned about the basics of interlibrary loan including borrowing, lending, copyright, assessment, and statistics from speakers Megan Gaffney, Karen Janke, Cindy Kristof, and Collette Mak. Atlas Systems, OCLC, and Drexel Libraries generously sponsored the event.

Karen Okamoto, Chair

STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee

At Midwinter we met to discuss expanding the STAR Checklist and we will have a new and improved version ready soon!

Beth Posner, Chair

Atlas Systems-Mentoring Award Committee

The Atlas Systems-Mentoring Award committee has selected one nomination for this award and is waiting on final approval from the STARS Executive Board. We received seventeen applicants and the committee took a lot of time reviewing and discussing to finally select a winner.

Hopefully we will have a name to share in the very near future!

Amy Paulus, Chair

CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee

The CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee is busy at work, updating ILL Code documents. We’ll announce when updates are completed in a future STARS section newsletter.

Ryan Litsey, Chair

STARS Research and Assessment Committee

The STARS Research and Assessment Committee met at the ALA Midwinter and discussed the following:

  • We created procedures for survey assessments of workshops for RUSA STARS and are sent them to the Executive Committee for approval.
  • We have analyzed the feedback surveys from three programs, two from Annual 2013 and one from an online workshop. These will be going to be placed on ALA Connect and the chairs of the committees will be notified.
  • We will be doing the same for the Discussion Group and Hot Topics groups at Midwinter 2014.
  • We are also working on a proposal for a program at Annual 2015. We will be proposing a lightning round session of practical examples of assessment tools and outcomes including effects on collection development and marketing. Our working title is ILL Data-Storm: practical assessment.

Bethany B. Sewell, Chair

Vendor Relations Committee

The Vendor Relations Committee is planning its next meeting for ALA Annual in Las Vegas. We look forward to setting goals for increasing vendor communication with STARS members and welcome recommendations from all STARS members. Please feel free to contact Alison DePollo, at depollo@mail.etsu.edu with ideas or feedback.

Alison DePollo, Chair

 

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

 

STARS Membership Committee
STARS Membership has just posted a new STARGazer! Naomi Chow’s interview can be found on the STARS page. The 5 Things webpage has been revised and updated for this upcoming year and we’re working hard to communicate with committees in an outreach effort through our monthly updates to new and current members.

We’ve also been working with additional members who volunteered for the 10th Anniversary Social Planning Committee to organize a celebratory social in Las Vegas! Lars Leon, Heather Weltin, Megan Gaffney, Shirley Thomas, Denise Forro, Beth Clausen, Deidre Clarkin, and myself are busy busy brainstorming ideas, options etc. We recently sent out a survey to the STARS Members asking for feedback on what folks would like to see. Five quick questions taking less than forty-eight seconds can be found here.

Micquel Little, Chair

STARS Legislation and Licensing Committee
The Licensing and Legislation Committee, would like to make sure that everyone is aware that the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Authors Guild against Google was dismissed. It’s a big victory for Google. For those who would like to read more about the case, please see the article “Google Books: Court Dismisses Authors’ Lawsuit” from the November 13, 2013 issue of the Wall Street Journal.

The Committee will be meeting remotely in December and at ALA Midwinter.

Shannon O’Grady, Chair

STARS Education and Training Committee
The STARS Education and Training Committee is currently distributing a survey to ILL practitioners asking for their feedback and thoughts on the ShareILL wiki. We are also organizing our free 2014 ALA Midwinter workshop “Everything you always wanted to know about ILL.” The workshop will be held on January 14 at the Library Learning Terrace at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Registration is limited to sixty-five.

Additionally, we are working with the Research & Assessment Committee, headed by Charla Gilbert, on analyzing the survey results for our ILL and genealogy webinar presented last month by Amber Case and Cherie Wieble. We are trying to establish a partnership with the RUSA Genealogy Committee, headed by Michael Hall, for our 2014 ALA Annual presentation also on ILL and genealogy.

Karen Okamoto, Chair

STARS Research and Assessment Committee
The Research and Assessment Committee is working with the Training and Education Committee to input surveys for webinars and upcoming sessions at Midwinter. We are also evaluating said surveys and looking for trends within the surveys. Because we received a new mission this past summer, we are continuing to redefine our purpose and work on policies and processes for the work to be completed.

Becky Ringwelski, Chair

Boucher Award Committee
The Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award committee welcomes nominations in recognition of outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery. For full award criteria and nomination instructions, visit the awards page. The nomination deadline is December 15.

Megan Gaffney, Chair

STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award Committee
The STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award committee has been promoting this award via various listservs. Deadline for nominations is December 15. Additional promotions are planned. To date, the committee has received one official nomination and several inquiries about eligibility.

Amy R. Paulus, Chair

Message from the Chair

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

 

Dear STARS,

My thanks to you for a terrific year. It has been my honor to serve as our section’s chair and to work with so many wonderful colleagues. As this newsletter attests, STARS is a very active and engaging organization. Our training, outreach, and membership initiatives now serve as models for RUSA.

As much as I’d like to bask the past year’s afterglow, I’m really looking forward to next year: Looking forward to Nora Dethloff’s tenure as our fearless leader. Looking forward to more sharing through our section’s webinars and programs. And looking forward to a celebration. During ALA Annual, 2014, Las Vegas, our section will celebrate 10 years of awesome. And STARS awesomeness is one thing that will not stay in Vegas.

Again, it has been my honor to serve such an outstanding organization and with such outstanding people. We do share and transform, and not just information resources. We share and we transform one another.

Thank you,

David Atkins
STARS Chair

STARS Committee Reports

STARS Membership Committee
The Membership Committee was able to pass out and begin collecting updated committee information for the Web site. This initiative is step one in promoting committees to members in the coming year.

Membership is also organizing a party planning committee for the 10 year celebration of RUSA STARS @ ALA 2014. Committee members were solicited and, so far, we have Lars Leon, Heather Weltin, and Tina Baich on board. Membership will spearhead planning this celebration throughout the coming year.

Membership organized a review of the “Five Things” document to take place and also reviewed our STAR Gazing initiative to target non-academic members and past STARS Atlas-Systems Award winners. Naomi Chow has agreed to be a STAR Gazer in the near future!

Membership also shared some statistics with the group and confirmed all committee members would be staying on for another year!

Micquel Little, Chair

STARS Education and Training Committee
In March, the committee submitted a successful proposal for a free RUSA webinar. Amber Case, University of Washington, and Cherie Weible, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present “Finding Dead People” on the topic of genealogy resources for ILL practitioners. The webinar will take place on October 16, and we anticipate strong interest from staff of public, academic, and special libraries. The committee will also partner with the RUSA History Section to produce a similar program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.

The Education and Training Committee continued to update the ShareILL wiki (shareill.org) and was grateful to receive assistance from many other STARS committees. Work on this project is ongoing, and plans include the addition of sections on open access, services to distance education students, and ILL best practices.

The committee also added several YouTube videos to the series “Exploring Library Careers in Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing.” New videos feature Megan Gaffney, Nora Dethloff, and Troy Christenson and are available at http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars/section/educationandtrainingcommittee/etc.

Finally, this year’s STARS Atlas Mentoring Award was presented to Daniel Chesney of Southern Nazarene University. The award committee was chaired by Collette Mak, University of Notre Dame.

Jennifer Jacobs, Chair

STARS Hot Topics Discussion Group
A vice chair for 2012/13, Chair Elect 2013/14 was elected: Jesslynn Shafer, MSLIS Resource Sharing and Document Delivery Coordinator, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, NY.

A new assessment tool was implemented for 2013 ALA Midwinter and received only two responses. The tool was revised for the 2013 ALA Annual conference. The general response was affirmative.

When participants at the Hot Topics Discussion Group at 2013 ALA Annual were asked if they would like a short presentation to introduce topics or a specific subject, the response was primarily negative, stating that it would take away time from the general discussion. When asked if they liked the existing format, the majority of people said “yes” and would like it to continue in its current format, especially if the time was reduced to one hour.

Troy Christenson, Chair

STARS Interlibrary Loan Committee
Jeanne Voyles and Joanne McIntyre are the outgoing Co-Chairs. New Co-Chairs will be Carol Kochan and Zheng Yang. Jeanne Voyles agreed to stay on as a member of the committee to support the new co-chairs and the work of the committee.

For 2013 ALA Annual, the committee planned and coordinated the discussion group topic, entitled: “How Will the Current Climate/Trends in Libraries Influence/Impact the Future of Resource Sharing?” Lars Leon, University of Kansas, made a brief presentation, posed questions to the audience throughout the session, and engaged attendees in a variety of current topics and trends. There were ninety-three-plus attendees for the hour-long session. The room was a good size and accommodated the number of attendees. We believe that out of that session there will be ideas to consider for future programming. The committee was pleased with the attendance and participation by attendees. Lars did an excellent job presenting various topics and facilitating the discussion. This may be a good model for future sessions.

Jeanne Voyles, Co-Chair

STARS ILL Research and Assessment Committee
As of June 2013, the STARS Executive Committee approved a name change for the STARS ILL Research and Statistics Committee. The new name will be the STARS ILL Research and Assessment Committee with the following charge:

To explore, develop, and promote assessment activities focusing on library resource service communities and STARS membership needs. Support research and assessment collaboration among STARS members. Coordinate, produce, and review STARS program evaluations and other self-assessment activities.

The committee continues to brainstorm ideas about this new charge and the expectations that come with it. Much organization will need to be done over the next year to ensure the success of this new direction.

The committee worked diligently to plan a program for the 2013 ALA conference in Chicago. The program title was “Does Your Data Deliver for Decision Making? New Directions for Resource Sharing Assessment.” The presenters included: Charla Lancaster, Director of Assessment and Library Access Services, Virginia Tech; Collette Mak, Manager, University of Notre Dame; and Margaret Ellingson, Team Leader, Interlibrary Services, Emory University. The program was successful with over 200 attendees (standing room and sitting room on the floor only), as the room could not accommodate all that wished to attend.

In the year leading up to the program, the team worked on shaping the topic so that three different perspectives on recent data collections were given. Appropriate planning including marketing, feedback mechanisms, room planning, and organization of the day of activities to name a few was completed.

The committee also made some changes to the ALA Connect web pages in order to better reflect the committee charge.

The committee met several times over the course of the year via Blackboard to discuss these various topics. We look forward to another successful year and look forward to the changes in our charge to support RUSA STARS.

Charla Lancaster, Chair

Vendor Relations Committee
We have reviewed a number of topics that were of interest to members of the committee and determined that the question of how not to print requests and use of mobile technologies are areas that we’d like to pursue in the coming year.

Elizabeth Ringwelski, Chair

Message from the Chair

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

STARS members have been busy in the past few months and volunteering up a storm! We would like to congratulate Chair-Elect Christina “Tina” Baich and Member-at-Large Megan Gaffney for representing resource sharing in this year’s RUSA Section Election. Also making waves is Margaret Ellison, who will now be acting as Director-at-Large for the RUSA Board.

Our new initiatives are still underway and the STARS team is focusing on compiling the data collected at ALA Midwinter in an effort to improve the quality and relevancy of our many offerings, including those upcoming at ALA Annual in Chicago.

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 (datkins@utk.edu) or give me a call (865-974-6866). There is always room for more STARS.

David P. Atkins

STARS Chair

STARS Committee Reports

STARS Committee Members Needed!
If you are already a STARS committee volunteer, thanks for your service. Because of your contributions, our section accomplishes much.

If you are not yet a member of any of our committees, please join. STARS offers terrific opportunities for service and your professional growth. We also offer opportunities to represent our section in RUSA-level committees and working groups.

Check out your opportunities to be a STAR at the STARS Committee and Task Force Changes page. You can volunteer via RUSA’s website or you can contact Nora Dethloff at ndethloff@uh.edu

Committee Reports

STARS Membership Committee
STARS Membership Committee has been busy organizing the ALA STARS Social at The Berghoff Restaurant, Friday, June 28, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. We’re also planning on publishing the next STARGazer before ALA Annual, so please join us in recognizing Tina Baich!

ALA Agenda items consist of organizing membership initiatives to highlight STARS committees and encourage participation from STARS members not yet involved!

Micquel Little, Chair

STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee
The CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee program, Enhancing Services through Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions, will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 1:00-2:30 P.M. at McCormick Convention Center, room S103d.

This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from merging interlibrary loan and acquisitions departments, as well as the administrative aspects of such a partnership.

Through examining the reasons why ILL/Acquisitions mergers may be beneficial, and hearing from peers engaged in the process, attendees will gain an understanding of how to weigh the merits of such an arrangement and determine if it is appropriate for their institution, as well as hear insights on how to move forward. This session is appropriate for all library types.

Sydney Thompson, Co-chair

STARS Education and Training Committee
The Education and Training Committee is currently working on a number of projects. These include preparing a free RUSA STARS webinar on obtaining genealogical resources through interlibrary loan and updating the ShareILL site, with a completion goal of pre-ALA Annual. We are also in the midst of securing a location for our free ILL workshop for ALA Midwinter 2014.

Karen Okamoto, Chair

Boucher Award Committee
Collette G. Mak has been named the Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award winner for 2013. Collette is Head, Resource Access and Delivery at the Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame. She is recognized for her exceptional, sustained contributions to resource sharing and for her ongoing dedication to education and training for interlibrary loan practitioners. Please join me in congratulating Collette!

Questions and nominations can be directed to Megan Gaffney, 2012-2013 Boucher Award Committee Chair, at gaffneym@udel.edu.

Megan Gaffney, Chair

Message from the Chair

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

STARS enjoyed a productive time in Seattle. Our section produced a free interlibrary loan workshop, hosted by the University of Washington, conducted a variety of business meetings, and organized informative and lively interlibrary and hot topics discussions. Seattle gives STARS momentum along several fronts.

Programming: Coming down the pike, be on the look-out for free RUSA professional development webinars. Every section, including STARS, is participating in a pilot program to develop and produce professional webinars. These webinars will be offered at no additional cost to RUSA members. Several STARS committees are developing program ideas and competing for our one slot.

And dont forget ALA Annual. Along with our ILL and Hot Topic Discussion Groups, STARS will have two terrific programs: Does Your Data Deliver for Decision Making? New Directions for Resource Sharing Assessment” and Enhancing Services through Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions.

Assessment: STARS is completing a section review, a critical look back on our organization that informs both our members and RUSA just exactly how are we doing. Our Section Review Committee will soon have a draft report available for all members upon which to review and reflect. Also, STARS Program Assessment Working Group is spearheading program evaluation. Its outcome will help to better capture member feedback and lead to more informed decisions for program choices.

In Seattle, the Working Group coordinated the assessment of three section programs: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL workshop, the STARS ILL Discussion Group, and the STARS Hot Topics Discussion Group. The group will now compile the results and share with the rest of STARS. Lessons learned during Midwinter will help the group form evaluations for future program sessions.

Recruiting: STARS is always recruiting. We have committee service opportunities across the board. Its our committees that do the work and have the fun. Dont be left out. Check out opportunities at STARS Committee page and contact your chair-elect Nora Dethloff (ndethloff@uh.edu) for more details.

Sincerely,

David P. Atkins
STARS Chair

STARS Committee Reports

STARS Membership Committee
The RUSA STARS Membership Committee has been hard at work! Over the past few months, we’ve implemented the “5 Things Every New Resource Sharing Librarian Should Know!” as well as “STARGazing.” The “5 Things” document provides key resources a new person in the field of Resource Sharing will find most helpful in orienting themselves within the profession. “STARGazing” is an initiative to spotlight STARS members in an effort to grow a sense of community and assist new STARS members in getting to know the names and faces of their colleagues. Hopefully, when attending ALA conferences, the “STARGazer” will provide a few friendly faces in the crowd.

Our first STARGazer was Nora Dethloff and our next STARGazer, Heather Weltin, was interviewed at ALA Midwinter! You can find both “5 Things…” and “STARGazing” on the RUSA STARS website. STARS Membership Committee meets once a month (virtually) and is beginning organized outreach to new members and all members alike.

Micquel Little, Chair

STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee
The RUSA CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee met at Midwinter to discuss planning for our program at Annual 2013, which will take place on Saturday, June 29th from 1:00-2:30 P.M.

The title of our program is: Enhancing Services through Integration of Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions

Description:
This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from merging interlibrary
loan and acquisitions departments, as well as the administrative aspects of such a partnership.
Through examining the reasons why ILL/Acquisitions mergers may be beneficial, and hearing
from peers engaged in the process, attendees will gain an understanding of how to weigh the
merits of such an arrangement and determine if it is appropriate for their institution, as well as
hear insights on how to move forward. This session is appropriate for all library types.

Our committee hopes to organize a discussion group for Annual 2014, and submit a program proposal again for Annual 2015.

Sydney Thompson, Co-chair

STARS Education and Training Committee
Sixty people attended the sixth annual “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ILL” workshop at the University of Washington on January 25. Education and Training continues to coordinate efforts to update shareill.org and will work with ShareILL owners and STARS Executive to transition the wiki to a new platform.

Jennifer Jacobs, Chair

STARS Hot Topics Discussion Group
A successful discussion was held in Seattle at ALA Midwinter 2013, encompassing a variety of relevant topics in the Resource Sharing world. These included CCCs Get it Now! proposed time-bomb, which would restrict access to articles within a specific time frame; universal patron pick-up cards; electronic billings effect on paper check processing, along with IFM protocols and the ability to credit, as well as charge; and the recording of services performed by ILL operations and statistical relevance. The Working Groups survey was distributed and results will be published to STARS members after collection and dissemination.

Troy Christenson, Chair

RUSA STARS / LLAMA SASS: Cooperative and Remote Circulation Committee
This fall we held a virtual meeting, part of which was devoted to a request from the STARS Education and Training Committee to assist them in updating the ShareILL wiki.

The group broke down the responsibilities and used Google docs to collaborate on the update. We were able to fix broken links, remove outdated entries, and add links for consortia and networks that have been established since the last update.

The group has a virtual meeting schedule for February 11 to discuss our plans for ALA Annual and the possibility of submitting a program proposal for 2014.

Peter Collins, Chair

Message from the Chair

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

 

STARS has a lot on the ball. From our interlibrary loan practitioners’ workshop, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL” (http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars/events), to creating resource sharing web publications, to member outreach, STARS focuses on relevance for our members and our profession.

We also have two new initiatives underway. First, our STARS web editors are planning a revamp of our STARS website. By Midwinter, we will have a new homepage to better connect you to the things we do. Second, STARS wants to give members better opportunities to provide feedback on our conference programming and training. To that end, STARS is also revamping how we evaluate our programs and how to communicate member ideas to the rest of the section.

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 (datkins@utk.edu) or give me a call (865-974-6866). There is always room for more STARS.

 

Sincerely,

David P. Atkins

STARS Chair

Committee Updates

STARS Membership Committee

The STARS Membership Committee is excited to announce a collaborative effort with our new webmasters to make available our latest two initiatives: “Five Things Every New Resource Sharing Librarian Should Know” and our debut “STAR Gazing” Interview. These are available at http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars.

STARS Membership is also working with the Education and Training Committee to update a portion of the SHARE-L website and organize our agenda for ALA Midwinter.

Micquel Little, Chair

 

STARS Legislation and Licensing Committee

The STARS Legislation and Licensing Committee has been meeting monthly and committee members are trying to keep up-to-date on relevant issues in the news, including the Center for Copyright Informations Copyright Alert System. Committee members are posting on the ALA Connect site as they discover topics.

Shannon OGrady, Chair

 

STARS International ILL Committee

The STARS International ILL Committee is currently collaborating with the Education and Training Committee on its one year pilot project to update ShareILL.org, improving the information for National Bibliographies, National Libraries and Archives, and International Gateways and Union Catalogs. The committee was also recently recognized for its work on the 2011 International ILL survey, the results of which have been reported and well-received at several library conferences. We are actively seeking to recruit new non-US members for the International ILL Committee, and urge anyone who might know of any prospective candidates to contact us.

Tom Bruno, Chair

STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee

The RUSA CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development committee is currently recruiting speakers for our program scheduled for Saturday 1:00-2:30 PM during 2013 ALA Annual.

Title: Enhancing services through integration of Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions

Description:

This panel will explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from merging interlibrary loan and acquisitions departments, as well as the administrative aspects of such a partnership. Through examining the reasons why ILL/Acquisitions mergers may be beneficial, and hearing from peers engaged in the process, attendees will gain an understanding of how to weigh the merits of such an arrangement and determine if it is appropriate for their institution, as well as hear insights on how to move forward. This session is appropriate for all library types.

Sydney Thompson, Co-chair

 

STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee

An initial revision of the STAR Checklist is being reviewed by some members of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Steering Committee to ensure checklist items are applicable to a variety of library types (public, academic, special) and their locations. The goal is to finalize revisions at ALA Midwinter and release a new version, soon after.

While this is happening, the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative website is being transitioned to a new platform, WordPress, which will continue to link to the STAR checklist and the list of libraries who have participated.

Evan Simpson, Chair

 

STARS Education and Training Committee

With help from other STARS committees, the Education and Training (E&T) Committee has been updating pages on the ShareILL Wiki. The ShareILL Wiki lists electronic and print resources related to interlibrary loan, document delivery and resource sharing. Resources cover finding aids and tools, how to manage operations and ways to stay current. ShareILL will be updated in time for ALA Midwinter 2013.

The Education and Training Committee is also organizing a free workshop for ALA Midwinter 2013 called “Everything you always wanted to know about ILL.” The workshop covers topics of interest to all resource sharing practitioners. Further details are available at http://stars.hosts.atlas-sys.com/

Jennifer Jacobs and Karen Okamoto, Co-Chairs

 

STARS Vendor Relations Committee

The RUSA STARS Vendor Relations Committee is prepared to give an update on the status of revisions to the ISO ILL protocol at the upcoming meeting of the ILL Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter in Seattle. We are awaiting word on whether this topic is approved for the meeting agenda. The committee has also been asked to assist in updates to the ShareILL pages by the STARS Education and Training Committee. We will be amending pages that discuss document suppliers and systems, software, and standards. We expect to have work completed before the ALA Midwinter Conference.

Becky Ringwelski, Chair

 

STARS Research and Statistics Committee

The Research and Statistics Committee co-chairs, Charla and Susan, are currently training and practicing with Blackboards Collaborate function (BC) in order to prepare for the Research and Statistics virtual Midwinter committee meeting, to be held via BC at the end of November. The agenda will include i) discussions of an upcoming ALA Annual program on assessment and the pre- and post- assessment activities being developed to accompany it and ii) the committee’s work on the Publications page of the ShareILL wiki.

Susan Buzzell, Co-chair

 

STARS Hot Topics Discussion Group

The STARS Hot Topics Discussion Group is currently preparing for our program at ALA Midwinter. We are currently compiling topics and actively recruiting a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for the 2013-14 program year. Please email Troy Christenson if you would like to volunteer (tchrist9@fau.edu). We are also working with STARS Chair David Atkins and the STARS Program Assessment Committee to create program evaluation forms for STARS events.

Troy Christenson, Chair

 

STARS Nominating Committee

The STARS Nominating committee has been busy recruiting members to run for the STARS Executive Committee. This year, we are seeking candidates to run for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Member at Large position. Several candidates have been found, but we are still in the process of finalizing the ballot. We should announce the final ballot soon.

Sherri Michaels, Chair

 

Boucher Award Committee

Recognize a distinguished interlibrary loan librarian!

STARS is seeking nominations for the annual Virginia Boucher/OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award. This award recognizes a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery. The award consists of $2,000 plus a citation. Nominations must be received by December 15, 2012. Self-nominations are welcome! For complete information about the criteria for this award, please visit:http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/boucher.

The nomination form is available as a PDF. A complete application will include the nomination form; a resume detailing the nominee’s career and outstanding contributions to the field; and a formal letter of nomination.

Questions and nominations can be directed to Megan Gaffney, 2012-2013 Boucher Award Committee Chair, at gaffneym@udel.edu.

Megan Gaffney, Chair

 

STARS Code and Guidelines Committee

The STARS Code and Guidelines Committee is in the process of updating their section of the ShareILL wiki.

Ryan Litsey, Chair

STARS Organization Committee

The Organization Committee is revising a portion of the ShareILL wiki before the Midwinter meetings. We are also reviewing and updating the STARS handbook.

Marlayna Christensen, Chair

 

Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group

The ILL discussion Group is currently accepting program proposals for Midwinter. Please contact Ryan Litsey, at ryan.litsey@ttu.edu for more information. We are also in the process of developing a method of evaluating programming for future Discussion Group submissions.

Ryan Litsey, Chair

Message from the Chair

STARS

Kerry Keegan, Editor

Hello STARS and friends of STARS.

I do hope this finds you well. Im 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. Well 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 (datkins@utk.edu) or give me a call (865-974-6866). There is always room for more STARS.

Sincerely,
David P. Atkins
STARS Chair

Awards

STARS is excited to report on the success of the RUSA Award Banquet at this years ALA Annual. Cyril Oberlander, the director of Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo, was recognized for his exceptional contributions to resource sharing and received the Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award on Sunday, June 24. This award recognizes a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through recent publication of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. The banquet was attended by the Executive Board Members, the Committee Chair, and Cyrils family and friends.

Hot Topics Discussion Group

This years Hot Topics Discussion Group was held on Saturday, June 23 in the Hilton Anaheim from 4:00-5:30 PM and covered Electronic Licensing, ILL Article Delivery Methods, the GPO OCLC Holdings Project, the Future of ILL, the OCLC Symposium/Cost Sharing Taskforce Report, and mailing address for shared ILLiad sites.

Attendee tips and insights included:

  • Recommendations on using PDF printer programs and researching institutional Electronic Rights Management packages to determine best practices for electronic article sending.
  • Best practices on obtaining statistics and how they can be used to advocate for ILL
  • OCLC should consider alternatives to the elimination of credits.
  • ILLiad libraries should take extra care when determining Ship To addresses. Efforts should be made to identify which lender address number by changing preferred address format or using other indicative markings.

STARS Legislation and Licensing Committee

Georgia State Copyright Case
The final court opinion the Cambridge University Press. Press; Oxford University Press; Sage Publications v. Georgia St. University case was given on May 11, 2012. It largely upheld most of the uses of Georgia State, and considering the context of Judge Evans ruling according to ARLs issue brief prepared by Brandon C. Butler, the opinion creates a very comfortable safe harbor for fair use of books on e-reserve. Educause has a wide range of information about the case for anyone who wants a more in-depth analysis.

The Center for Copyright Information Alert System
The committee reported on 6/28/2012 regarding the partnership between content producers and ISPs who came to their own agreement on how to monitor, regulate, and penalize certain internet behavior. Touted as part of a “progressive educational system to help subscribers understand the significance of protecting copyright” (see http://www.copyrightinformation.org/alerts), it is also part of a behavioral intervention and mitigation system that raises important questions about internet rights, anti-trust practices and due process. Considering how unaware those on STARS have been to this implementation of a new Copyright Alert System, it is important to get the word out and start a conversation about one of the largest raw exercises of concerted private power on internet behavior weve yet seen.

Welcome Shannon OGrady (Colorado Library Consortium) as incoming chair and offer thanks to Robin Moskal as she assumes the responsibility of Secretary for RUSA STARS, and Joseph Sharpe as he rotates off to contribute to Assessment related functions.

Joe Sharpe, Chair

STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee

The RUSA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee met at ALA Annual in Anaheim to discuss current projects and initiatives. The most pressing was a revision of the Rethinking Resource Sharing STAR Checklist, which serves as a compilation of best practices in resource sharing that libraries can use to gauge how they are providing such services to their local communities and to their library partners. The committee completed revisions on two-thirds of the Checklist and are busy scheduling times to finish reviewing it. Emerging best practices in resource sharing are under consideration as the committee weighs how to expand the Checklist beyond its 60+ items.

Evan Simpson, Chair

STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee

This committee did not meet at Annual in Anaheim, but we are looking forward to our program at ALA Annual 2013 in Chicago, which has been approved. The topic is on mergers of acquisitions and ILL departments; title and speakers are still to be finalized. The program will be on Saturday, June 29 from 1:00-2:30 PM.

Sydney Thompson, Chair

STARS Cooperative and Remote Circulation Task Force

Our committee hosted a very successful program at ALA Annual titled, “Sharing Our Collections: Looking to the Future.” The program featured a “floating collections” project undertaken by a public library consortium, a shared eBook collection in an academic library consortium, and a vendor introduction to how next generation, cloud-based integrated library systems (ILS) will support collection sharing. This program is scheduled to be offered again, this fall, as a webcast.

The committee has taken July to indulge in a collective sigh of relief. We anticipate regrouping in August to begin forming our plans for the next year.

Peter Collins, Chair

STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee

The Committees major project for the year was finalizing the Guidelines for Interlibrary Loan Operations Management, which has been under development since 2006. The guideline was approved at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas by the RUSA Standards and Guidelines Committee. The new guideline is available on the RUSA website.

Current guidelines that the committee maintains are the following:

Code Timeline Notes
Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Explanatory Supplement Review in 2016 as part of the Interlibrary Loan Code
Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States Review in 2016 Approved by S&G Midwinter 2009; approved by RUSA Board 2009 (according to RUSQ)
Guidelines for Interlibrary Loan Operations Management Review in 2019 Approved by S&G Midwinter 2012; approved by RUSA Board 2012
Resource-Sharing Response to Natural Disasters Review in 2017 Approved by STARS Annual Midwinter 2009; approved by RUSA Board Annual 2010

Each guideline is reviewed every seven years and the committee had no other guidelines or standards to maintain this year.

Jen Bartlett, Chair

STARS Research & Statistics Committee

The RSS sponsored program for 2013 annual has been approved by RUSA. The title is Does Your Data Deliver for Decision Making? New Directions for Resource Sharing Assessment. We have three speakers confirmed.

Congratulations to Charla Lancaster and Susan Buzzell, who will be joining us as the incoming co-chairs.

RSS plans to continue work on compiling a resource sharing glossary project and updating ShareILL.

Amy Boucher, Chair

STARS Section Review Task Force Committee

The Section Review Task Force Committee came together at the ALA Annual meeting to discuss our progress and review what needs to happen for the remainder of the year. This committee is charged with preparing a section review for the RUSA board by March 2013. We have been meeting monthly via conference call over the past year. We have gathered preliminary information from the STARS committee chairs as well as historical information on programming and membership.

Sherri Michaels, Chair

STARS Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Committee

ALA programming changes that will take effect at the Annual Conference in Chicago 2013 have limited the number of program slots and designated that all conference programs will be held at the Conference Center. Our committee was asked to consider having our RUSA STARS ILL Program proposal: How Will the Current Climate/Trends in Libraries Influence/Impact the Future of Resource Sharing? moved from a program to a presentation at the RUSA STARS ILL Discussion Group. The committee agreed with this proposal.

This program will focus on trends and reasons for changes in ILL requests and how these may affect resource sharing as a whole. The committee will use data from a survey of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), conducted in spring 2012. Members of the GWLA plan to complete another follow-up study in the spring of 2013. The committee discussed and identified potential speakers for this upcoming program, as well as its format and options for engaging participants and marketing strategies.

Jeanne Voyles, Chair

STARS Education and Training Committee

STARS welcomed Natalie Beam, Head of Access Services at University of Hawaii at Hilo and recipient of the 2012 STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award, to the all-committee meeting.

The Education and Training committee will hold its 6th annual Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ILL pre-conference workshop on January 25, 2013 in Seattle. The University of Washington has generously donated space in Odegaard Library; OCLC and Atlas Systems are providing additional support.

Our video series exploring careers in ILL has received positive feedback and over 1,000 total views on YouTube. We will continue to add content and welcome participation. Please contact Lars Leon (lleon@ku.edu) if you are interested in filming a one-to-two minute video.

Finally, the Education and Training Committee will partner with ShareILL administrators to update the ShareILL wiki. We hope that other STARS committees can contribute their own expertise and make this resource as accurate, current, and useful as possible. Please contact Committee Chair Jen Jacobs (jjacobs3@luc.edu) if you are interested in helping with this project.

Jen Jacobs, Incoming Chair

STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee

The International ILL Committee is in the final stages of completing a report on the survey of international libraries conducted in 2011. We hope to have it to the Executive Committee for approval in a month or two. The Committee plans to write an article with further analysis of the survey. The Committee will also assist the Education and Training Committee in updating ShareILL by creating a page regarding international ILL.

Congratulations to the new chair of the International ILL Committee, Tom Bruno.

Tina Baich, Chair

STARS Membership Committee

The RUSA STARS Membership Committee completed revisions for their initiative-in-progress, titled RUSA STARS 5 Things Every New Resource Sharing Librarian Should Know, and are in the process of submitting it for final review to the Executive Committee. Membership is also moving forward with a program that will highlight a RUSA STARS member before each ALA conference. Star Gazing is a program being designed to share more information about STARS members at a time where new librarians/members might enjoy learning more about a friendly face they may run into at the conferences.

Congratulations to the new chair of the Members Committee, Micquel Little.

Micquel Little, Incoming Chair

STARS Vendor Relations Committee

The Vendor Relations Committee sponsored a presentation at the ILL Discussion Group meeting at ALA this year. The description of the presentation was:

The Changing Landscape of e-delivery: Hear how libraries are using Atlas Systems Odyssey, BSCAN from Image Access , Relais Express from Relais International, and OCLCs Article Exchange for electronic delivery in their interlibrary loan offices. Youll learn about the key features of each product to determine whether they fit your e-delivery needs.

Each presenter described their ILL environment, including the number of articles sent and received via this system; why they chose the system they are using, features, ease of use, technical requirements, and any pertinent limitations.

The Vendor Relations Committee members also decided to put forward a presentation that we hope to include in the Midwinter ILL Discussion Group meeting. The topic would be an update on the review of the ISO ILL standard. We are waiting for confirmation that that will be included on the agenda for the meeting.

Becky Ringwelski, Chair

STARS Organization Committee

The Organization Committee discussed whether the committee should be dissolved or combined with another group. A possible merger would be considered with the Membership Committee, as our committee functions have been combined in other RUSA sections. The Committee also discussed a need to update the STARS handbook, regardless of a merger or dissolution decision. These decisions will be postponed until after the Section Review is completed.

Sarah McHone-Chase, Chair

Message from the Chair

STARS

Katharine Calhoun, Editor
calhoun@gatech.edu

STARS has been busy these past couple of months planning exciting programs for ALA Annual (http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/stars) and finishing our STARS Videos (http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2012/04/02/stars-ill-videos/). I hope you all take a moment to attend one of our programs or learn more about resource sharing by watching our videos!

Heather Weltin, STARS Chair
hweltin@library.wisc.edu

Cooperative Collection Development Committee

The RUSA STARS/RUSA CODES Cooperative Collection Development Committee plans to hold a discussion group at Annual 2012 during our regularly scheduled committee meeting to discuss "Distributed Collections." The meeting will be Sunday June 24 from 1:30-3:30 PM in the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 211A.

We have also submitted to RUSA our STARS-approved program proposal for Annual 2013. Our topic is Mergers of ILL/Acquisitions Departments (title still to be finalized).

Sydney Thompson, Chair
sydneythompson@gmail.com

Education and Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee recently debuted a series of two-minute videos entitled "Exploring Library Careers in Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing." This series is intended to encourage library school students and others in the field to learn more about resource sharing and the diverse skills it requires. The three videos currently available for viewing are:

  1. Micquel Little, Access Services Librarian, St. John Fisher College, talks about and appreciates her previous experience in her circulation role: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh7QRjlltdY.
  2. Collette Mak, Manager of Resources Access and Delivery, University of Notre Dame, touches on data and how the role of an interlibrary loan librarian is truly a project management role: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X2u2WVNq9k.
  3. Heather Weltin, Facilitator for Cooperative Sharing & Storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about gaining hands-on library management and budgeting experience in ILL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJUc5LX4Mpk.

The committee welcomes feedback on these videos, suggestions for future topics that could be covered in this format, and ILL librarians who are interested in participating in this project. Comments can be sent to Committee Chair Megan Gaffney (gaffneym@udel.edu), and Lars Leon (lleon@ku.edu).

Megan Gaffney, Chair
gaffneym@udel.edu

Nominating Committee

Congratulations to the newly elected STARS Officers, and thank you to all of those who agreed to run for office!!

Denise Forro, Chair
forro@mail.lib.msu.edu

Vendor Relations Committee

The Vendor Relations Committee members determined at the meeting at Midwinter that the focus of the groups work over the coming year will be e-delivery given the changes in the environment with the use of some products diminishing e.g. Ariel, and new products being offered such as OCLCS Article Exchange. Toward that end, we have been organizing a presentation on e-delivery for the ILL Discussion Group meeting at ALA Annual in Anaheim. We are connecting with the representatives of the various e-delivery systems and inviting them to participate in the meeting of the Vendor Relations Committee at ALA Annual. We are also soliciting names from them of individuals who use their product and can speak to its features and fit for their library. We will ask these individuals to explain their usage and what they think are the advantages and disadvantages of the product. We will include speakers who use OCLCs Article Exchange, Odyssey, Relais Express, and DLSGs B-SCAN ILL. We also plan to have a written document to distribute that explains the various options.

Becky Ringwelski, Chair
e-ring@umn.edu

Hot Topics Discussion Group

Save the date and time at Annual! The Hot Topics Discussion Group will meet on Saturday June 23 from 4:00-5:30 PM at the Hilton Anaheim, Santa Monica.

Naomi Chow, Chair
nchow@hawaii.edu

Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group

The Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group for 2012 ALA Annual features two informative programs. The sections Vendor Relations Committee will present The Changing Landscape of E-delivery. Hear how libraries are using Atlas Systems Odyssey, BSCAN from Image Access, Relais Express from Relais International, and OCLCs Article Exchange for electronic delivery in their interlibrary loan offices. Youll learn about the key features of each product to determine whether they fit your e-delivery needs.

Our second program features Lars Leon reporting on the Interlibrary Loan Cost Study project. Both librarians and vendors have continued to refer to the ARL ILL Cost Study data from ten years ago. This work, led by Mary Jackson while at ARL, has really helped the community, but we need to take an updated look. Nancy Kress, North Carolina State University (formerly UNLV), and Lars Leon, University of Kansas, recently completed a modest study on FY11 costs across a range of resource sharing services. This updated information helps to inform the increasing number of buy-versus-borrow decisions, decisions on the best options to borrow, and more. Lars will present highlights from the study and then lead a discussion on how this information can help individual libraries and the community. An article based on the cost study will be available by May. Information on how to find this will be sent out on various listservs.

The Group will also elect the next Chair-Elect for 2012-13.

The Group meets Saturday June 23 from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM at the Hilton Anaheim, Santa Monica.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future meeting topics, please contact the Group chair David Atkins (datkins@utk.edu).

David P. Atkins, Chair
datkins@utk.edu

Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group

David Atkins convened the meeting and introduced the two topics and speakers.

Bethany Sewell, University of Denver, presented 100% Document Delivery: What to do when your collections are all off-site? She discussed how the University of Denvers Penrose Library provides ILL and Document Delivery services from their materials which are stored ten miles away in the Hampden Center Annex. Bethany described many practical issues like delivering items to patrons and accepting requests from other libraries and special borrowers.

Tina Baich, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, discussed Opening Interlibrary Loan to Open Access: Locating and Managing Borrowing Requests for Open Access Materials. Even though open access materials are freely available on the internet, library users still request them through interlibrary loan. In 2009, IUPUI University Library began tracking borrowing requests for open access materials. As the number of requests filled with open access documents continues to grow, IUPUI University Library is able to provide a service to users and cost savings for the Library by utilizing this material. Tina discussed the data regarding IUPUI University Library open access borrowing requests and demonstrated some of the most commonly used online resources for locating this type of material.

Copies of the presentations have been posted to the ALA Connect.

 

David P. Atkins, Chair
datkins@utk.edu

International ILL Committee

The International Interlibrary Loan Committee is currently working on a report of its 2011 survey of international ILL practices. This report will be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval and be posted on the STARS website. The Committee hopes to write one or two articles further analyzing the survey results in terms of U.S. and non-U.S. responses. The Committee is also planning a program for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference titled International ILL: A Global Perspective on Resource Sharing.

Tina Baich, Chair
cbaich@iupui.edu

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee turned in a fantastic slate of candidates for the next election. Polls will open at 9:00 A.M. CDT on March 19, 2012 for the American Library Associations annual election, so dont forget to vote!

Denise Forro, Chair
forro@mail.lib.msu.edu

Vendor Relations Committee

At Midwinter in Dallas, the Vendor Relations Committee members were joined by Katie Birch, Portfolio Director, Delivery Services at OCLC; Clare MacKeigan, COO of Relais International; and John Reese, COO of Backstage Library Works. One of the goals of the committee this year was to invite vendors to participate, and we were pleased to have them involved in the discussion. The group reviewed the activities over the past year and talked about the focus for this year. It was determined that we would choose one area to concentrate on over the next six months. E-delivery was chosen for the area of interest and we are going to be exploring different approaches to this topic. We will work with the chairs of the Hot Topics and ILL Discussion Groups to see if there might be time during one of their meetings to have a presentation on e-delivery options. Our thought was to ask individuals who are using a particular product to explain their usage and what they think are advantages/disadvantages of the product. We hope to include speakers who use OCLCs Article Exchange, Odyssey, Ariel, Relais and Relais Express, and DLSGs B-SCAN ILL. We also plan to have a written document to distribute that explains the various options. We decided to extend invitations to other vendors as we are focusing on a topic that is pertinent to their products and will issue invitations to e-delivery vendors to attend the annual meeting of this committee in Anaheim.

 

Becky Ringwelski, Chair
e-ring@umn.edu

Hot Topics Discussion Group

Approximately twenty-five attendees met for an hour of open discussion. Here are some brief highlights:

  • Dropping Ariel / What alternatives are you using?

? OCLC Article Exchange

? Email PDF

? Rapid X

? Local File Drop Servers

  • Distance Education/Providing Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (Library Services)

? Several libraries send books from their own collection to distance ed students, including reference items (almost anything that a local student can borrow on campus is sent for distance ed studentssome exceptions for AV materials)

? Some work on building relationships with public/local libraries near the distance education user (outreach, send materials, offer support)

? Acquisitions Manager will be released January 31

  • Copyright Clearance Centers Getting It Now Service

? A couple of libraries reported on using the new CCC service:

?Specifically for Rush requests (due to fast turnaround time)

?For the 6th title request after CONTU 5 has already been done via traditional ILL

?To supplement major journal bundle cancellations as a way to provide users with fast turnaround time yet fairly cost effective service

? It is more expensive than traditional ILL, but may provide advantages depending upon the individual librarys situation

?Can streamline staff time/efforts

? One place to go to rather than multiple publisher sites

? One invoice payment/single contract to access multiple publishers (up to 11 publishers currently)

? The upcoming March ILLiad Conference will include a talk on this topic by Heather Weltin

? A couple of libraries reported working on entering data into their Knowledge Base accounts

?Time consuming to set up (slow, tedious), but anticipate great benefit once up and running (with less time on ongoing maintenance)

? Suggestion to see if a library can create and then import a spreadsheet with information (versus individual title by title or package by package input)

? PubGet feature works well for identifying holdings and titles, but not licensing information

? Suggestion to use SFX/Serials Solution Addon in ILLiad to find out if ILL is allowable (title by title search)

  • Where does ILL fit into Public Services (Scholar Commons)

? Scholar commons for university users (undergraduate; faculty; graduate) how to fit ILL/DD into public arena to take advantage of synergy of opportunity?

?Staff on public desk (combined service desk such as Ask Here desk); staff concentrates on public outreach with automated/processing behind the scenes (back office)

?Integrate delivering service to where user is (physical location or virtual service); effort of digitizing team process (document center staff, acquisitions, cataloging/metadata staff) to make items deliverable, discoverable, available

?Chat reference

? Some have reference staff refer questions/issues forward

?Dedicated email address that is checked frequently, quick response to queries/issues

  • Lending/ILL for E-Books? Future of Sharing E-books?

? Briefly touched upon how to share e-books

? Very limited, cumbersome ability currently (chapters only, captured by individual PDF, copied to cds), dependent upon license agreement

? Some consortia turning to consortial purchasing agreements (CARLI / Illinois in discussion with five e-book vendors)broaden to group access

Naomi Chow, 2012 Chair
nchow@hawaii.edu

Message from the Chair

STARS

Katharine Calhoun, Editor

calhoun@gatech.edu

 

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for a wonderful Midwinter Conference in Dallas. STARS held several well attended meetings and active discussion groups, and it is always great to catch up with STARS members.

Perhaps our biggest announcement from Midwinter is our updated STARS Bylaws which were passed during our All Committee meeting. The revised Bylaws can be viewed on the STARS RUSA page.

Finally, it is never too early to announce programs for ALA Annual in Anaheim. Again, STARS has a great slate of programs and we hope to see you there:

? International ILL: A Global Perspective on Resource Sharing: Saturday, June 23, 1:30-3:30 P.M.

? Sharing Our Collections: Looking to the Future: Sunday, June 24, 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

? Implementing the STAR Checklist for High Performance Library Resource-Sharing: Sunday, June 24, 1:30-3:30 P.M.

As usual, we will also be holding all of our regular meetings and discussion groups. More information will be released in March.

Heather Weltin, STARS Chair
hweltin@library.wisc.edu

Education and Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee held its 5th annual “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL” workshop in Dallas. Approximately 85 people attended and the workshop was once again well-received. We are grateful to our sponsors, OCLC, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Dallas Public Library for their support for this workshop. The committee is currently discussing holding the workshop again in Seattle to coincide with ALA Midwinter 2013.

We also are pleased to share the first three videos in our series “Exploring Library Careers in Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing.” Please check out the videos on YouTube:

? Exploring Library Careers in Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing: Project Management

? Exploring Library Careers in Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing: Budget and Management

? Exploring Library Careers in Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing: Building on Previous Experience

Feedback on these videos is welcome; you can contact either Lars Leon (lleon@ku.edu) or Megan Gaffney (gaffneym@udel.edu). Please feel free to distribute them to anyone who might be interested in a career in ILL/resource sharing!

Our Committee continues to discuss more ways we might provide education and training to the resource sharing community. Stay tuned for more updates on that effort, and feel free to contact any Committee member if you have good training ideas.

Megan Gaffney, Chair
gaffneym@udel.edu

Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee developed a sixty-plus item checklist for libraries to use as a way to reflect on the resource sharing services they provide. The STAR Checklist was distributed beginning in February 2011. A number of libraries have completed it and have qualified as Rethinking Resource Sharing STARS, including seventeen libraries belonging to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. They are listed on the Rethinking Resource Sharing website and have received certificates noting their achievement. In addition, a number of libraries in Australia completed the checklist this spring/summer, many of which also qualified as Rethinking Resource Sharing STARS. For more information on Rethinking Resource Sharing, see their website.

At ALA Annual, the committee continued working on the next phase of the STAR Checklist. This involves transforming the checklist from a simple list of items to a dynamic resource. The idea is to link each checklist item to a relevant definition, example, or other resource. Linking practitioners to such information will enable greater understanding of any concept, best practice, technology, or other item mentioned in the checklist that a library may not be engaged in. To this end, the checklist will become a toolkit. A process for moving forward with this was discussed at ALA Annual, and the committee hopes to have completed the process by the end of summer.

Additionally, the committee decided to begin offering STAR recognition for different levels of activity with checklist items. Where before a library needed to be engaged in 80% or more of the items on the checklist, the committee is offering STAR recognition to libraries that are engaged in 60% or more, who will be awarded one star, 70% or more: two stars, 80% or more: three stars, and 90% or more: four stars.

The committee also discussed its role in helping libraries that do not qualify as STARS or are interested in learning more about how to engage in services, best practices, and other items noted on the checklist. Committee members are committed to working with libraries that participate in the checklist, and willing to offer advice and guidance in order to help libraries improve their resource sharing services.

Evan Simpson, Chair

evan.simpson@tufts.edu

Vendor Relations

The Vendor Relations Committee has been focusing on a few key areas since our meeting at ALA Annual in New Orleans. First, we decided to extend invitations to attend our meetings to providers of resource sharing products and services. We will have John Brunswick from Atlas Systems, Clare MacKeigan from Relais International, and Tony Melvyn from OCLC in attendance at the Midwinter meeting, and we will be attempting to bring in additional members of the vendor community. Another area that the group has focused on over the past year has been the creation of reports on interlibrary loan activity that go beyond the data we have on volume of requests. Toward that end this summer we requested that OCLC create a most frequently requested unfilled titles report. The hope is that this report would be useful for collection development purposes.

 

Becky Ringwelski

e-ring@umn.edu

STARS Announcements

The Education and Training Committee is planning to offer the popular, free workshop, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL,” in conjunction with ALA Midwinter in Dallas. The workshop will take place at the Dallas Public Library on Friday, January 20 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Our speakers will be Karen Janke (lending), Megan Gaffney (borrowing), Cindy Kristof (copyright), and Collette Mak (resources, systems, and standards).

More information and a link to register will be available soon on the Committee’s website. Whether you’re new to resource sharing or are a long-time practitioner, please plan to join us for this exciting workshop.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: OCLC, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Dallas Public Library. See you in Dallas!

 

Megan Gaffney, Chair

gaffneym@udel.edu

Hot Topics Discussion Group

Please mark your calendars for the Hot Topics Discussion Group at the upcoming ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Saturday, January 21 from 4:00-5:30 pm.

This informal gathering is meant to stimulate conversation and knowledge-sharing about current concerns related to resource sharing. Please send suggested topics to: Naomi Chow (nchow@hawaii.edu).

Possible Hot Topics include:

? Policy and procedures

? Serving long-distance education/online patrons needs (How far do we go?)

? Charging patrons for ILL services (requests; overdue, damage, lost; non-pick up)

? Lending new (current year) books

? ILL and copyright (TEACH Act, Course Reserves)

? ILLiad v. 8.1xx problems and issues (Share your fixes!)

? Returnables paperwork (Sending back lenders paperwork, or not?)

New Services

? How well is OCLC Knowledge Base service working?

? What are other ways to systematically process licensing restrictions?

? What is the experience with the Copyright Clearance Centers Get It Now service?

? Updates on the IDS Getting It System Toolkit?

? ILL and apps for patron access to your ILL online service?

? Experiences with short-term e-book lease via OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing?

? OCLC Article Exchange experiences?

Issues for Changing Times

? How do we deal with online journals that disappear? (If no ones archiving!)

? How does your library deal with Pay-Per-View? (Payment, access)

? How does your library deal with Early View (online first, pre-publication) articles?

? Anyone using unique training methods (e.g., YouTube) for student assistants or patron outreach?

? OCLCs upcoming (free!) online training on resource sharing, First Search

If youd like to give a brief demo of a cool new service or show how things are working at your library, please contact Naomi Chow (nchow@hawaii.edu).

Naomi Chow, Chair, 2012

nchow@hawaii.edu

Troy Christenson, Chair-Elect

tchrist9@fau.edu

Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group

The Interlibrary Loan Discussion group combines brief, formal presentations with informal, topical discussions and networking to create an informative and energizing ninety minutes. For this years Midwinter meeting, the group will feature two twenty-minute programs. The first is 100% Document Delivery: What to do when your collections are ALL off-site. Bethany Sewell, Access Services Librarian, Penrose Library, University of Denver (UD), will discuss how the Penrose Library provides ILL and Document Delivery services while ALL of UD materials are stored ten miles away in their Hampden Center Annex. Tina Baich, Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will be our second speaker. Ms. Baich will reprise her timely and instructive Interlending and Document Supply Conference (12th ILDS) presentation Opening Interlibrary Loan to Open Access: Locating and Managing Borrowing Requests for Open Access Materials. If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to suggest a group discussion topic or volunteer for future programs, please contact David Atkins at datkins@utk.edu or (865) 974-6866.

David P. Atkins, Chair

datkins@utk.edu

International Interlibrary Loan

Heather Weltin and Tina Baich presented preliminary results of the International Interlibrary Loan Committees 2011 survey on international ILL at the 12th Interlending & Document Supply Conference in September. Weltin and Baich gathered helpful insight into what international ILL practitioners would most like to learn from the survey. In the spring, the committee hopes to write an article for RUSQ with an emphasis on this feedback. The committee is now preparing an executive report providing a complete overview of the data collected and hopes to present the report to the STARS Executive Committee for approval at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Tina Baich, Chair

cbaich@iupui.edu

STARS

Katharine Calhoun, Editor
calhoun@gatech.edu

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Message from the Chair

Greetings,

STARS committee members have been working diligently to plan entertaining and informative meetings for Midwinter in Dallas. We hope to see you all there and remember everyone is invited to attend STARS events.

This year STARS will also be busy starting their section review. Whether youre new to STARS, or a past member, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me directly with any comments or questions.

Finally, if you would like to stay current on what STARS is working on, please remember to check back at our website.

 

Heather Weltin
STARS Chair
hweltin@library.wisc.edu

Message from the Chair

STARS
Katharine Calhoun, Editor
calhoun@gatech.edu

Greetings Everyone,

I am the new Chair of RUSA STARS, Id like to introduce myself. I am the Head of Access Services at Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. My entire career has been in interlibrary loan and other access services areas, so it seems STARS has always been a part of my career.

I am very excited to spend the next year helping lead STARS towards its objectives. This year we hope to continue to offer educational activities, along with establishing a venue for communication for all resource sharing practitioners. Whether you are new to STARS or have been a member forever like me, I encourage you to contact me with ideas and interests you may have. I am sure we have a space for you on one of our committees, and we are always looking for new ideas!

Heather Weltin, Chair
hweltin@library.wisc.edu

Cooperative Collection Development (STARS/CODES)

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, was held on Sunday, June 26th. The program was very successful, with fifty-seven in attendance. Presenters Lars Leon and Carol Kochan talked about the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) cooperative experience in resource sharing; Leslie Horner Button addressed cooperative collection building within the Boston Library Consortium and the Five Colleges; and Kristine Hammerstrand spoke about the (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) CARLI consortium experience.

At the Committees meeting at ALA, members brainstormed on possible ideas for a program at ALA in 2013. Ideas included:

  • Academic/Public libraries: cooperation and complementarities
  • Purchase on Demand
  • Acquisition/ILL department mergers
  • Purchasing cooperatives in public libraries
  • Statewide purchase programs (e-resources)
  • Distributed collections
  • ILL of e-books

The group also discussed developing the Committees website and increased use of ALA Connect.

Kathy Leigh and Yem Fong are concluding their service as Co-Chairs and committee members. Sydney Thompson has been appointed as the STARS Co-Chair for the coming year.

Kathryn Leigh, Outgoing Chair
kathrynr@library.umass.edu