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Thursday, March 21 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plenary: Keep on Rethinking: Rethinking the RRSI STAR Checklist and Manifesto

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This session focuses on the STAR Checklist (created and supported by the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative and ALA RUSA STARS) and the RRSI’s Manifesto. These documents offer a vision of best practices and policies that help sustain, reinforce and update interlibrary loan services. Examples of evolving practices and possibilities will be presented - such as facilitating purchases in addition to loans, sharing e-books and AV materials, and allowing longer loan periods and more renewals. There will also be audience discussion about how we can garner support from library administrators, both for efficiently and effectively providing still vital traditional ILL services, as well as how we can facilitate access to information through innovative services. (Spoiler: It is by working together with other libraries, as we always do in ILL, as well as with others in our libraries, that we can best meet the user needs of all members of all of our library communities.) As the RRSI continually rethinks both the Checklist and the Manifesto, we invite all to join the discussion and the effort to shape the future of our work in library information and resource sharing.

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Margaret Ellingson

Head of ILL & Course Reserves, Woodruff Main and Health Sciences Libraries of Emory University
Margaret Ellingson is Head of Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves at the Woodruff Main and Health Sciences Libraries of Emory University. She is a past chair of ALA RUSA STARS and has served on many ALA committees. Margaret currently co-chairs the Steering Committee of the independent... Read More →
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Sue Kaler

Interlibrary Loan Manager, Massachusetts Library System
Sue Kaler is the Interlibrary Loan Manager at the Massachusetts Library System, running an operation that borrows for and lends from approximately 500 libraries in Massachusetts. Sue is active in ALA’s RUSA STARS having served on many committees. She participated in the latest revision... 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 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She writes and presents on a variety of issues regarding interlibrary loan services, as well as on the image of libraries and librarians in literature. She is the editor of a collection titled Library... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 4-5