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Friday, July 28 • 11:50am - 12:40pm
Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections

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Interlibrary loan specialists today, by working with their local library colleagues in other functions and departments, are doing a variety of things to help each other and help library users to access information. We will present chapters from this newly published book and identify collaborative ideas that we can share with our local colleagues and implement at our libraries. Join us to discuss how ILL staff can work with circulation, reference, acquisitions, collection development, stacks maintenance, preservation, systems and more. We will also discuss the process of writing chapters for and editing a book. And, we will consider why library information sharing is so important today, and what it has meant in our past and means to our future: "As for ILL [interlibrary loan] work today, it represents a microcosm of the kind of world many people want to live in; one where we share as much as we can, support each other, and empower everyone to learn and grow; one in which people appreciate and experience the value of community and sharing and dreaming. It seems that people's lives are most successful, and we are at our best, when we feel connected to more people and when we can find meaning in what we are doing. No matter how libraries, ILL, and library information sharing evolve, they are still all about connecting people and information, libraries around the world, and library staff within and among these libraries."

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Silvia Cho

Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, The Graduate Center CUNY
Silvia is the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor at the Graduate Center Library (CUNY) and an IDS technology mentor. She has previously presented on multicultural users’ library use, privacy and ILL data, and open access and equity.  She received a Master's in Library Science at Queens College and an MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration on International Migration from the Graduate Center... Read More →
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Beth Posner

Head of Library Resource Sharing, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Beth Posner is the Head of Library Resource Sharing and an Associate Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Beth also works actively with the IDS Project, the ALA RUSA STARS Policies Committee and the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative. She writes and... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:40pm
Student Center MPR - Room 2 SUNY Polytechnic Institute