Party like a rockSTAR! Accepting nominations for Atlas Systems Mentoring Award

Are you new to resource sharing? Thanks to the generosity of Atlas Systems, RUSA STARS is able to offer a $1250 travel award to help an individual newly employed in interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, or resource sharing attend the 2014 ALA Annual conference in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll have a chance to meet fellow STARS members at our ALA programs and meetings, get helpful tips to make your work easier, share your ideas about the future of resource sharing, and party like a rock STAR at our section’s 10th anniversary bash! STARS will pair you with an experienced mentor to help you navigate the conference (and maybe the casinos).

Who can apply? Library practitioners who have been working in the field of resource sharing for less than two years and who have daily, hands-on experience in the areas of ILL borrowing or lending, document delivery, electronic reserves, or material delivery. You do not need to have a library degree or be a member of ALA to apply. It’s OK if you have previous experience in other aspects of librarianship; if you’re new to resource sharing then you are eligible to apply for this award. Nominees do not need to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting to be considered for this award.

Can you nominate yourself? Absolutely! We encourage self-nominations.

For more information and to apply, please complete the form at

Nominations must be received by 5 PM Eastern on December 15, 2013.

Questions? Please contact Amy Paulus at

Thank you,

STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award Committee
Naomi Chow, Paul Drake, Jennifer Jacobs, Amy Paulus (Chair), and Shirley Thomas

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