Category Archives: RUSA STARS

RUSA/STARS Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group program

“If you are attending ALA Midwinter in Dallas our please join us for our RUSA/STARS Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group program, Saturday, January 21, from 10:30-12 in Omni Dallas Hotel-Trinity 3 (Session URL:

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2011 Virtual Convergence

On behalf of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), I am thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming webinar series we’re calling the 2011 Virtual Convergence.

Throughout the day, from Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, we’ll be offering webinars on a variety of topics relevant to all types of libraries and library job functions.
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Resources Sharing Award nominations

You: new to the resource sharing community, full of questions and fresh ideas.
Us:  the STARS Atlas Mentoring Award Committee

If you’re too new to resource sharing to know what 3,2,2,1 was then we have an award for you!   Thanks to the generosity of Atlas Systems RUSA STARS is able to offer a $1,000 travel award to help a new member of the resource sharing community (two or fewer years) to attend ALA, June 2011, New Orleans, LA.    The goal is help a new resource sharing practitioner attend ALA, perhaps for the first time.   By attending ALA and especially by attending the STARS events the recipient will have the chance to meet others in the resource sharing community, share your ideas, get suggestions and, find out what 3,2,2,1 was.   

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“Everything you always wanted to know about ILL” free workshop at ALA

“RUSA STARS announces a FREE “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about ILL” workshop at ALA Midwinter in San Diego. 
 DATE: Friday, January 7, 2011
 TIME: Check-in & light refreshments begin at 8:30 am; workshop runs from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
WHERE: San Diego Public Library (see details below)
COST: No charge; Workshop attendees do not need to be registered for the ALA Midwinter conference and do not need to be ALA members.
AUDIENCE: Resource sharing and ILL staff and librarians at all levels are welcome.

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RUSA STARS – What Should Every ILL Librarian Should Know? Vote Now

“Previously, I sent a request to the list asking for five things a new librarian should know about ILL.  There was a good response and I compiled the list.  Now it is time to vote for the top five things a new librarian should know about ILL.  Following is a link to the survey:

 Please take a few minutes to place your vote!  Remember to pick only 5 of the best “things”.  The survey will be available until June 4, 2010 at 5pm (EDT).

Thank you for your participation!!
Denise Forro, Chair 2009-2010

RUSA-STARS Programming at ALA Annual in DC


Giving People What They Want: Information Access in Libraries and Beyond Friday, June 25, 09:00 am 05:00 pm REN-Renaissance East (cosponsored ASCLA and RUSA STARS)

 Interlibrary Loan Statistics: What We Gather, How We Use Them, and Who We Provide Them To Friday, June 25, 08:30 am 12:30 pm GRAND-Independence H/I (RUSA STARS)


 International Interlibrary Lending and Borrowing: Getting Started and Moving Forward.  Saturday, June 26, 01:30 pm 03:30 pm GRAND-Independence H/I (RUSA STARS International Interlibrary Loan Committee)

Multiple Formats & Copies in a Digital Age: Acceptance, Tolerance, Elimination Saturday, June 26, 01:30 pm 03:30 pm  WCC-147B (Cosponsored ALCTS CMDS, RUSA CODES, RUSA STARS)

 How Shared is Shared? Remote Storage and Cooperative Collection Building  Sunday, June 27, 10:30 am 12:00 pm  WCC-147B (Cosponsored RUSA CODES, RUSA STARS – RUSA CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee)


 Hot Topics Discussion Group  Saturday, June 26, 04:00 pm 05:30 pm   REN-Auditorium  TOPICS: TBA

 Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group  Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am 12:00 pm  MET-Grand BR E  TOPICS: TBA

Interlibrary Loan Programs at ALA Annual

Interlibrary Loan Statistics Preconference: What we gather, how we use them, and who we provide them to.
This preconference will help attendees to sort through the myriad of ILL statistics available via a variety of sources and how to use these numbers to effect staffing, collection development decisions, etc.  Attendees will gain practical knowledge regarding the creation of reports, manipulation of canned reports supplied by the vendor, and how to use the data to provide quality service.  June 25, 2010, Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm

International Interlibrary Lending and Borrowing: Getting Started and Moving Forward June 26, 2010, Saturday, 1:30-3:30pm

How Shared is Shared? Remote Storage and Cooperative Collection Building June 27, 2010, Sunday, 10:30am-Noon

Sponsored by the RUSA STARS Research and Statistics Committee
 Denise Forro, Chair 2009-2010 RUSA STARS