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ALA RUSA STARS pre-conferences

ALA RUSA STARS* is hosting two pre-conferences for ALA Annual 
2007 in Washington, DC.  One is for new practitioners of 
interlibrary loan, and the other is for advanced resource sharing 
practitioners.  Listed below is a brief description of each 
pre-conference.  To register, please visit 
<http://tinyurl.com/vgkvm> and use the appropriate event codes 
listed below.

Each is a full-day pre-conference scheduled for Friday, June 22, 

ILL 101: Interlibrary Loan for New Practitioners (EVENT CODE RU5) 
is geared toward library staff and librarians who are new to 
interlibrary loan and resource sharing. This pre-conference will 
go in-depth into the borrowing and lending aspects of resource 
sharing, including various techniques and technologies used. For 
more information, please visit <http://tinyurl.com/y4trz>.

Yin & Yang: Bringing Balance to Resource Sharing (EVENT CODE RU4) 
is a pre-conference for advanced practitioners and includes 
discussions on consortia, committed lending, and 
unmediated/patron-initiated borrowing. The presentations examine 
the ideal perspective versus the current perspective (what is 
happening) for end users and resource-sharing practitioners. 
For more information, please visit <http://tinyurl.com/ugfed>.

*What is STARS? <http://www.ala.org/rusa/stars> The Sharing and 
Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) brings together 
librarians and library staff involved with interlibrary loan, 
document delivery, remote circulation, access services, 
cooperative reference, cooperative collection development, remote 
storage, and other shared library services as well as publishers, 
producers, and suppliers of products and services which support 
resource sharing activities.

Best regards,

Julie C. Harwell, MLIS
Chair, Yin & Yang: Bringing Balance to Resource Sharing 2007 ALA RUSA STARS

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