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"Bad libraries build collections,
good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities."
- R. David Lankes

Take a look at what's happening in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

Take a look at what's happening in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

Take a look at what's happening in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

Share is offering a new, first of its kind, book leasing program for consortia, McNaughton Book Leasing for SHARE! It makes the McNaughton program accessible, since it is scalable to libraries with a variety of budgets and needs. Sign up here!

The program will include an automated, standing order style program for bestselling titles, available through two unique packages: a small plan with 60 books per year/5 books per month, or a large plan, with 120 books per year/10 books per month. All items will come fully cataloged and processed, including barcodes and spine labels. The price for each plan will include shipping to SHARE at IHLS Edwardsville, which will then be sent to your library via delivery. 

Why participate in McNaughton Book Leasing for SHARE?

  • Reduced Holds: The plans will provide leased copies of the best sellers, which will reduce hold ratios on the top titles for your patrons.
  • Saved Staff Time: In addition to saved staff time on purchasing, these items will come to you fully cataloged and processed, ready to fulfill patron requests.
  • Convenience: Titles are delivered to you ready to circulate, while SHARE will manage contracts, cataloging, and shipping.
  • Saved Space: When the books are weeded, they will be returned to SHARE, leaving more space for newer, more in demand titles.

SHARE has a new group purchase opportunity for collectionHQ’s DEI Analysis Tool for public libraries! This product helps you evaluate your collection against industry standard accepted equity, diversity, and inclusion topics and they can help you evaluate representation in your collection in comparison to your community. You will see how these tools can help you immediately take action:

We are celebrating 10 years of SHARE! Please take a moment to enjoy this video, as we reflect on then and now.