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Resource Sharing Section of the

Connecticut Library Association

2012-2013 CLA annual conference - Cromwell Plaza, April 29-30


Three programs scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th: 


The Day Ccar Stood Still and How to Keep that Day from Happening -

Speakers: Ken Wiggin (CT State Librarian), Roslyn Rubinstein (Director, Waterford Public Library), Marion Sheehan (Director, Canterbury Public Library), Mike Simonds (CEO, Bibliomation)


Work Smarter, Be Happy! Streamline your ILL Operations -

Steve Cauffman (CSL), Sarah Marek (CCSU), Karen Carey (Russell Library, Middletown)


Collaborative Strategies: Next Steps for Services Design in Collection Development, Resource Sharing and Communities -

Cyril Oberlander, Director, Miller Library, State University of New York at Geneseo



2012-2013 Meeting Dates


Meeting dates for this coming year will all be held on Fridays from 10 to 12 p.m. at the Middletown Library Service Center.


September 14th, 2012

October 11, 2012

November 16, 2012

March 15, 2013



Questions?  Contact Jill Adams (jadams@waterfordct.org)






These resources are for members of the Resource Sharing Section of the Connecticut Library Association, Inc.


Past Activities/Dates:


  • Friday, December 3 at 10 a.m.: Section Meeting - to be held in person (at the Middletown Library Service Center) and via a conference call (if you cannot make it to the Service Center). 
  • Monday, May 2, 2011 and Tuesday, May 3, 2011: CLA Annual Conference. The Resource Sharing Section is sponsoring 4 sessions all taking place on Monday, May 2:
    • Monday, May 2, 2011, 11 a.m.
      Title: So really, how much does ILL cost in Connecticut? Results of the ILL cost study
      Description: A followup to a session presented at last year's conference, Mary Jackson will discuss the results of the ILL cost study done in Connecticut and the ramifications of the results. Mary will also review the use of the data collection spreadsheet, which is freely available online for any library to use to calculate their ILL costs.
    • Monday, May 2, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
      Title: ILL and Reserve Copyrights and Wrongs
      Description: Come to this panel discussion and learn how to apply good copyright practices to your ILL and Reserve operations. Join Nancy Romanello, UCONN-Stamford, Blanche Parker, Darien Library, and Jeff Dowd, Judicial Branch Law Library in Middletown, and learn about copyright with respect to ILL lending and borrowing and in terms of material which would be going on Reserve. You will also learn about online tools you can use that will help you determine if an item is in copyright.
    • Monday, May 2, 2011, 2:40 p.m.
      Title: Paper-less ILL  
      Description: While a completely paperless ILL office may be a goal, removing even some paperwork will streamline your ILL operation. Hear how colleagues Kim Farrington, Central Connecticut State University, Barbara Hall, Booth and Dimock Memorial Library, and Judy Haggarty, Guilford Free Library, have made their ILL offices use less paper.
    • Monday, May 2, 2011, 4:05 p.m.
      Title: I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Keeping Current in ILL
      Description: Do you feel behind in keeping up with ILL developments? Are you having a difficult time keeping your ILL skills current? Join Steve Cauffman, Connecticut State Library, who will offer suggestions on strategies for keeping current and who will show you Websites to watch for ILL news.


Past Activities/Dates

  • Thursday, June 4, 2009: Petition that includes 17 signatures to create a Resource Sharing Section accepted by the CLA Exectutive Board and motion to create the section passes unanimously. (Minutes of the June 4, 2009 meeting)
  • Friday, October 2, 2009, 10 a.m.: First meeting - Meeting Notes
  • Friday, October 30, 2009, 10 a.m.: Second meeting
  • Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10 a.m.: Third meeting
  • Thursday, January 7, 2010: Bylaws approved by CLA Executive Board
  • Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Fourth meeting - Meeting Notes
  • Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Fifth meeting - Meeting Notes
  • Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Sixth meeting - Meeting Notes
  • Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Seventh meeting - Meeting notes
  • Monday, April 19, 2010: CLA Annual Conference. Section-sponsored sessions:
    • What Does Interlibrary Loan Really Cost? / Monday, April 19; 10:15 am - 11:15 am; Wampanoag Room

      Description: Join Mary Jackson, Auto-Graphics Resource Sharing Product Manager, as she discusses the results of the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) cost studies she coordinated while she was the Director of Collections and Access Programs for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Mary will talk about the methodology used in the studies and will explain the worksheets libraries used to determine their ILL costs. Attend this session and you will receive copies of the detailed cost worksheets so that you can go back to your library and figure out the costs of your library's ILL operation.

    • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Physical Delivery of Library Material  / Monday, April 19; noon - 1 pm; Oneida Room

      Description: Join Scherelene Schatz, JerseyCat and JerseyClicks Project Manager for the New Jersey State Library, who will talk about the Delivery Committee of the Rethinking Resource Sharing initiative. Scherelene will also discuss new programs in which libraries in southern New Jersey are experimenting with delivery of library material directly to patrons.

    • From Wish to Reality: Interoperability and Interlibrary Loan  / Monday, April 19; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Nipmuc Room

      Description: Mary Jackson, Resource Sharing Product Manager for Auto-Graphics, will provide an overview of how Interlibrary Loan (ILL) systems interoperate with circulation systems using the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP). Sue Berescik, Director of the East Hampton Public Library, will demonstrate their implementation of NCIP that resulted in up to 54% savings in ILL staff time because the standard eliminates the need for a staff member to update two systems.

  • Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Eighth Meeting (Meeting Notes forthcoming)
  • Friday, June 4, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Ninth Meeting (Meeting Notes forthcoming)
  • Friday, September 7, 2010 at 10 a.m.: Tenth Meeting (Meeting Notes forthcoming)



  • Section Bylaws (approved by CLA Executive Board, Thursday, January 7, 2010)
  • Section Members (in Excel format)
    • Officers FY 2011 (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011):
      • Section Chair: Steve Cauffman, Connecticut State Library
      • Section Co-Chair Elect (will become Co-Chair for FY 2012): Sherry Gelbwasser, Asnuntuck Community College and Mark Gore, Housatonic Community College
  • The Section's Annual Report for 2010


What is the Resource Sharing Section of CLA?

     See this article from Connecticut Libraries


Questions? Contact Steve Cauffman, Chair (scauffman@cslib.org).

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