Hot Off the Presses!

Happy Tuesday, world! Collaborative Librarianship is proud to announce that Volume 8 Issue 2 has now been published!

Read, download, share, enjoy…be inspired!

Here’s direct and convenient access to V8 I2 contents:



Do More with More
Lori Bowen Ayre

From the Field

Academic Library and Publisher Collaboration: Utilizing an Institutional Repository to Maximize the Visibility and Impact of Articles by University Authors
Judith C. Russell, Alicia Wise, Chelsea S. Dinsmore, Laura I. Spears, Robert V. Phillips, and Laurie Taylor

Finding the Principles of the Commons: A Report of the Force11 Scholar-ly Communications Working Group
Robin Champieux, Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Ian Bruno, amy buckland, Sarah Callaghan, Chris Chapman, Stephanie Hagstrom, MaryAnn E. Martone, and Daniel Paul O’Donnell

Peer Reviewed Articles

Towards the Collective Collection: Lessons Learned from PALCI’s DDA Pilot Projects and Next Steps
Jeremy Garskof, Jill Morris, Tracie Ballock, and Scott Anderson

Supporting Open Access Processes Through Library Collaboration
Chris L. Awre, Paul Stainthorp, and Graham Stone

New website, new volume, new issue

The journal is transitioning to a new look and feel.  The new journal home is at:

The new table of contents for Volume 8, Issue 1 (2016) is:

The new issue is ready – Volume 7, Issue 3

Vol 7, No. 3 (2015): Volume 7, Issue 3

Table of Contents


The Seven Year Ache PDF

Ivan Gaetz


Scholarly Articles

Cohort-Based Technology Training: A Collaboration with Faculty Grounded in Diffusion of Innovation and Faculty Learning Community Theories Abstract PDF

Gretel Stock-Kupperman

Cross Collaboration: Librarians Stepping out of the Box to Serve Students Abstract PDF

Denelle Eads, Rebecca Freeman, Valerie Freeman

Does Virtual Communication Equal Virtual Collaboration? The Influence of Technology on Job Satisfaction and Collaboration Abstract PDF

Kathy Butler, Michael Perini


From the Field

Collaborative Cataloging Pilot Project Abstract PDF

Jamey Harris, Marilou Hinchcliff

Finding Joy in Our Profession: John F. Helmer on Library Consortia Abstract PDF

John F. Helmer, Valerie Horton


Viewpoints: Technology Matters

Liberated from the Circulation Desk – Now What? PDF

Lori Bowen Ayre


Orbis Cascades Collaborative Workforce Report

“For more than 20 years we have made decisions about what work will be done together, when and where it should be centralized, and how to pay for it. Over the years we have become skilled at making ad hoc determinations but have lacked a formal framework to guide and inform such discussions. The following model provides a concept and language for analyzing Alliance projects and services, a list of factors to take into consideration, and a methodology for benchmarking contributed work. As such, the Collaborative Workforce Model represents a step along the Alliance’s development as a consortium exploring the potential for deep collaboration among member libraries”

 Collaborative Workforce Program 

Two articles in the July issue of College & Research Libraries

Here are two relevant articles that were recently published in College & Research Libraries.

Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance” by Char Booth, M. Sara Lowe, Natalie Tagge, and Sean M. Stone.

Organizational Learning for Library Enhancements: A Collaborative, Research-Driven Analysis of Academic Department Needs” by Jeffery L. Loo and Elizabeth A. Dupuis.

Nice issue on consortia, great start to Volume 7

Vol 7, No. 1 (2015): Volume 7, Issue 1

Table of Contents


Special Issue on Consortia


Valerie Horton


Bottling the “Collaboration Thing”


George Needham


Scholarly Articles

Communication in Library Consortia

Abstract PDF

Matt Lee, Valerie Horton


From the Field

Occam’s Reader: The First Library-Developed Ebook Interlibrary Loan Ststem

Abstract PDF

Ryan Litsey, Kenney Ketner


Home Grown Ebooks: North Carolina’s Collaborative Ebook Pilot Project

Abstract PDF

Jill Morris


Promoting Innovation: The WiLS Model

Abstract PDF

Andrea Coffin, Stefanie Morrill


Tom Sanville in Conversation

Abstract PDF

Kathy Perry, Tom Sanville


Viewpoints: Consortial Conversations

Consortial Ebook Platforms: An Update and Good News


Gregory Pronevitz


Viewpoints: Technology Matters

The Holy Grail of Library Automation: The Shared Library System


Lori Bowen Ayre



Review of Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability


Anne Slaughter


Tom Sanville In Conversation

Preprint of article from next issue of Collaborative Librarianship

Kathy A. Perry ( (The Virtual Library of Virginia)

Abstract: In conversation with Kathy Perry, Director of VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia, Tom Sanville, on the occasion of his retirement in December, 2014, discusses his career, including entrée into the library world through industry, the beginnings of ICOLC, its operations and accomplishments, the ICOLC “grilles,” the world of electronic content licensing, and more.


Tom Sanville retired from LYRASIS as the Senior Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships as of December 2014, but those of us in the library consortia community have known him in many other roles, particularly as Executive Director of OhioLINK (1992-2010) and as the recognized leader of the Consortium of Consortia which was later named the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).  Continue reading