Celebrating Interlibrary Loan
It’s the season for sharing and celebrations! Wisconsin has good reason to celebrate the amazing resource sharing network that many dedicated professionals have built over the years. Let’s celebrate the library staff that continues to sustain and improve this network for Wisconsin residents.
Our culture of freely sharing library materials across city and county lines and across library types has created a system virtually problem-free. Wisconsin resource sharing works so well, in fact, you may not even notice. You may take for granted that all states have this kind of cooperation, when in fact, Wisconsin is unique. Below are just a few examples of recent requests:
- 30 copies of A dog named Christmas for an elementary school
- A photocopy from the “Journal of clinical oncology” for a technical college
- A handbook of auditory research The Vestibular System for a hospital
- A photocopied article from “The Physics Teacher” for a public library
- 15 copies of The spirit catches you and you fall down: a Hmong child, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures for a public library book club
- California newspaper microfilm for a genealogist in a public library
- 25 copies of the book Speak for a high school library
Let’s take pride in an efficient system that each day sees materials like these shared throughout the state on behalf of Wisconsin's library users.
Written by: Christine Barth, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning