Friday, February 21, 2014

Apr: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101 (RUSA)

April 7 - May 2, 2014. Live Sessions on Mon and Wed, 1-2p.m. Central Time

This online course will provide new interlibrary loan (ILL) practitioners and those that need a refresher with a broad overview of interlibrary loan (ILL) policies, procedures, and practices.

The course will be separated into four separate modules that cover the ILL process from both the borrowing and lending perspectives, copyright law and licensing impacts on ILL, and ILL resources and systems.  This course will cover both policies and procedures.  Each module will be taught by an ILL expert who will offer practical examples to support the concepts discussed in each section.  Each module will have a live, synchronous chat session for presentation and discussion as well as offline readings and assignments for a total commitment of roughly three hours per week for four weeks.
Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn standard practices, gain an overview of emerging trends, and practice writing policies for interlibrary borrowing and lending.
Who Should Attend

ILL managers and practitioners in all types of libraries, although primarily academic and public libraries, who are new to the field of interlibrary loan. This could include managers with many years of experience in other areas of librarianship, but who recently assumed ILL duties and need an introduction to the field. Several ILL workshops have been presented at ALA Midwinter conferences, and have typically attracted about 50 to 80 attendees each.
Course Content & Schedule

Course Content:
Interlibrary lending practices and protocols – 2 sessions, 60 minutes each
Interlibrary borrowing practices and protocols – 2 sessions, 60 minutes each
ILL Assessment – 2 sessions, 60 minutes each
Copyright and licensing issues – 2 sessions, 60 minutes each

Course Schedule:
Two 60 minute sessions per week for 4 weeks of online synchronous discussions.  Outside of course discussions, students will spend approximately one hour reading, completing assignments, and reviewing/completing policies.

This workshop is designed to provide ILL practitioners and managers with a firm foundation in interlibrary borrowing and lending protocols, best practices, copyright and licensing issues, ILL systems, and authoritative resources for continuing professional education beyond the workshop.

    $130 for RUSA members
    $175 for ALA members
    $210 for non-ALA members
    $100 for student members and retired members