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Registration Open for 4-Week RUSA eCourse “Inside Interlibrary Loan: Basics for a New Millennium” (Oct. 4 – Nov. 1)

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Registration is now open for the RUSA (Reference & User Services Association) eCourse “Inside Interlibrary Loan: Basics for a New Millennium” . The course will take place over four weeks, from Monday, October 4, to Monday, November 1. The presenter is Debra Lucas-Alfieri,  Head of Reference and Interlibrary Loan at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. A description of the course is below.

As library shelving and physical collections continue to vanish, electronic resource collections continue to grow. To keep up with evolution, we need to expand our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to met the needs of our library patrons. In this four-week eCourse, you’ll learn to utilize ILL services to do just this.

Designed for MLS candidates, MLS graduates, librarians, library administrators, and paraprofessionals, this course teaches you everything you need to know about ILL systems, including nuts, regulations, and copyright issues surrounding ILL. You’ll also explore outlines of potential internal and external policies and procedures that your library can put in place and examine modern day challenges related to electronic resources. Instructor Debra Lucas-Alfieri will also introduce you to management software tools, both homegrown and proprietary, for ILL operations. Throughout the course, you’ll gain exposure to and become skilled in assessing how ILL affects your organization’s bottom line.

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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