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Library awarded the ALA’s Rethinking Resource Sharing STAR Certificate

The Zach S. Henderson Library was recently awarded the American Library Association (ALA)’s Rethinking Resource Sharing STAR Certificate.  The American Library Association encourages libraries to follow “best practices” and also be creative and innovative in supplying materials and information to people.  The Library answered 64 questions on the STAR checklist about resource sharing – noting services we give now, those we hope to implement in the next 12 months, and those we aren’t doing.  Our answers qualified us for 3 stars out of 4 – an “A-.”  Examples of the Library’s services that included policies and procedures meriting “best practices” status  are: Electronic journals and books accessible from our online catalog, our up-to-date records in WorldCat, Discover searching, GIL Express, Document Delivery for faculty and distance learners, borrowing from other libraries via ILL and our lending services to other libraries.   We’ll try again next year when the STAR questionnaire will be updated to include new ideas and policies and procedures now being implemented by forward thinking libraries.

-Shared by Cynthia Frost, Access Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian


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