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

Collaboration at ACRL 2015

The 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference took place in Portland, OR from March 24-28, 2015. There were several panels, papers, and posters relating to collaboration in libraries.

A highlight of the collaboration related sessions with online materials:

Achieving Big City Dreams at Small Town Libraries: How Seven Regional College Libraries Used Collaboration and Adobe Captivate to Create an Online Information Literacy Tutorial Program
Speakers: Adrianna Lancaster, Sharon Morrison, Allison Embry, Chelsea Baker
Session Format: Panel Session, Assessment

Build Sustainable Collaboration: Developing and Assessing Metaliteracy Across Information Ecosystems
Speakers: Alex Hodges, Alison Thomas
Session Format: Contributed Paper, Teaching & Learning

Collective Strengths: Institutional Repositories & Communities of Practice
Speakers: Sarah Beaubien, Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Sarah Shreeves, Claire Stewart
Session Format: Panel Session, Scholarly Communication

Digital Humanities in Ten Pages or Less! Engaging Students with Digital Texts through Sustainable Collaboration
Speakers: Judith Arnold, Graham Hukill, Julie Thompson Klein
Session Format: Panel Session, Teaching & Learning

Keep it Green: Leading Sustainable and Successful Online Teams
Speakers: Carrie Moran, Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, Beth Filar-Williams, John Jackson
Session Format: Panel Session, Leadership & Management

Leveraging Library Ecology: Growing Beyond Boundaries to Cultivate a Sustainable Knowledge Community Through Team-Based Librarianship
Speakers: Ellen Urton, Meagan Duever, Casey Hoeve, Jenny Oleen, Livia Olsen, David Vail
Session Format: Contributed Paper, Sustainability

Leveraging OA, the IR, and Cross-department Collaboration for Sustainability: Ensuring Library Centrality in the Scholarly Communication Discourse on Campus
Speakers: Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley
Session Format: Contributed Paper, Scholarly Communication

Partners in Design: Consortial Collaboration for Digital Learning Object Creation
Speakers: Glynis Asu, Barbara Norelli, Peter Rogers, Beth Ruane
Session Format: Panel Session, Teaching & Learning

Teeming with Technology, Teaming with Technologists: Using Digital Tools to Enhance Primary Source Literacy
Speakers: Ben Murphy, Melissa Salrin, Kaitlin Justin
Session Format: Panel Session, Technology

You Can Succeed Here! Making Connections through Library Outreach from Grades 3 to 13
Speakers: Jamie Hazlitt, Christina Sheldon, Lettycia Terrones
Session Format: Panel Session, Teaching & Learning

The full schedule can be found here.