Online Course: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101 starts next week, register by April 18

The next offering of “Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101″, an online course offered by RUSA, will be held April 22-May 19, 2013; registration is open through close of business on Thursday, April 18!

This online course will provide new ILL managers and practitioners with a broad overview of ILL policies, procedures, and practices, and a firm foundation in borrowing and lending protocols, best practices, copyright and licensing issues and ILL systems. The course will also cover authoritative resources for continuing professional education beyond the workshop. Topics covered are relevant to all types of libraries, but are of particular interest to public and academic libraries.

This particular RUSA course has synchronous online meetings twice a week during the course on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00-2:00p.m. Central (Chicago) Time. Each of the following topics will be covered in two sessions: interlibrary borrowing practices and protocols; interlibrary lending practices and protocols; copyright and licensing issues; and ILL resources and systems. Outside of these live course meetings, students will spend approximately one hour reading, completing assignments, and reviewing/completing policies.


Registration rates start at $130 for RUSA members, with additional savings for student and retired members of ALA. Group registration rates are available for two or more members of the same library, library system or network who register for the same course–more information is available on the RUSA online learning page.

Interlibrary Loan 101 is taught by four seasoned ILL practitioners: Megan Gaffney, coordinator of interlibrary loan and document delivery, University of Delaware; Tina Baich, interlibrary loan librarian, IUPUI University Library; Cindy Kristof, head of access services and associate professor, Kent State University; and Collette Mak, head of resource access and delivery, University of Notre Dame, and former resource sharing product manager at OCLC.

Learn more about RUSA by visiting our website.

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