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Resource Sharing Section of the

Connecticut Library Association


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


What is the Resource Sharing Section of CLA?

     See this article from Connecticut Libraries


Upcoming Activities/Dates:


  • CLARSS Chairs Vote is open until Friday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. The ballot is in SurveyMonkey format and is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9KVWTYW Please cast your ballot and make your vote count!



  • Friday, June 4 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).


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)



  • Section Bylaws (approved by CLA Executive Board, Thursday, January 7, 2010)
  • Section Members (in Excel format)


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

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