RUSA Interest Group: Shared Collections Community
We are pleased to announce a new listserv has been created for the RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group. This interest group focuses on the topic of Shared Collections, which can encompass shared print initiatives, shared storage facilities, and prospective sharing of collections through cooperative collection development. The listserv is to facilitate discussions and questions related to shared collections, and is open to anyone interested.
To join the listserv please go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/subscribe/rusascig.
Heather Weltin & Tina Baich, co-chairs of RUSA Shared Collections IG
RUSA Interest Group: Shared Collections
Please join us at the second Shared Collections Interest Group during ALA Midwinter! We will be meeting Saturday, January 21 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at GWCC, Room B202. Our agenda includes a discussion surrounding a Shared Print 101 program, planning for communication channels throughout the year, and anything else that is of interest to the group. Please let us know (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) what questions or topics you have, and we will add them to the agenda.
RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group Meeting Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Orange County Convention Center, Room S322)by Heather Weltin on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 08:20 am
The RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group is hosting a Twitter chat on May 13, 2016, beginning at noon EST. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #RUSASCIG. We hope you will drop in and share your thoughts!
Possible topics of discussion include:
- What type of programs/topics would you like us to focus our time on at ALA Annual and in the future?
- What will be the biggest issue the next five years related to sharing of collections for your library or libraries in a broader sense?
- How are you "selling" shared print to your communities? Are you actively promoting them and if so, how? What great ideas do you have to share?
- Occasionally the biggest confusions surrounding shared collections come from within the library community. How do we help our colleagues discuss shared collections?
The RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group will meet in person at ALA Annual, Saturday, June 25, 1-2:30pm, in Orange County Convention Center Room W240D.