One of the largest groups in recent years attended the 2009 Fall ILL meeting on October 28 – but they weren’t all in the same place. Nearly 80 librarians traveled to Manhattan, while smaller groups attended in Newton, Dodge City, Hays and Norton.
A joint agenda provided sessions on the new AGent Illuminar interface for users of the KLC (set to roll out on November 24), the ILL participant record, the Kansas Library Express courier service, and the new ILL form. A question & answer session included topics ranging from Z targets to ILDP to handling requests for brand new items.
Lynn Shrewsbury from Auto-Graphics demonstrated the graphical Illuminar interface, and its 2.0 patron features. The State Library will implement Illuminar right before Thanksgiving, and follow up with online training sessions in Wimba during the week of December 7 (Watch for more details very soon!). Rhonda Machlan from the State Library led everyone through the participant record, and discussed how to customize the ILL form for each library. Lars Leon, Jim Minges and Carolyn Little led the overview and discussion on the statewide courier service. Melissa Lienemann and Connie Hocking, chair and co-chair of the KLA ILL Roundtable, shared best practices and other tips.
For more information or to become a participant in interlibrary loan in Kansas, visit the SLK website at http://www.kslib.info/kild/index.html.