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

The SHARE Finance & Policy Committee is considering the addition of the Solus mobile app for SHARE members and has requested member comment.

Why do we need a mobile app? Please see the Solus App for SHARE Fact Sheet for background, why we need an app, and FAQs.

Member libraries have requested an easy way to determine the status of other members, if they are loaning or if they are closed, as they are reported to SHARE. You can find this information for SHARE members on the new COVID-19 Member Library Status page.

Due to the RBmedia/Overdrive merger, our RBdigital service will be suspended in mid-March. RBdigital e-audiobooks will no longer be accessible after March 15, 2021 and e-magazines will be discontinued on March 31, 2021. Libraries that subscribed to RBdigital this fiscal year will be receiving refund information shortly. Questions can be directed to Lesley Zavediuk, SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Specialist.

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

The Annual Library Certification is open on February 15, 2021, which includes the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Statistical Survey.

Please click here for instructions or you can watch this video for a quick demonstration on which reports and numbers you'll need for the survey.


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

New year, new devices! Many of your patrons probably received new tablets over the holidays. Remember, you can find all sorts of information regarding cloudLibrary app installation on the cloudLibrary patron support website (www.yourcloudlibrary.com).

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

The following proposed policies were presented at the December 9, 2020 SHARE Membership Meeting and all were approved by vote by member libraries.

At the December 9, 2020 SHARE Membership Meeting, the SHARE Executive Council proposed changing the SHARE governance, specifically the population sizes of public library representatives. Voting will begin Wednesday, December 16, 2020. 

Right now, public library representation includes:

  • Small Public Library Representative (Population less than 10,000)
  • Medium Public Library Representative (Population 10,001-50,000)
  • Large Public Library Representative (Population 50,001 or more)

Only one library fits the description of a large public library. That limits the volunteers that are able to serve on the SHARE Executive Council, due to both term limits and due to leadership in other committees.

Would you support changing the definition, as follows:

  • Small Public Library Representative (Population 10,000 or less)
  • Medium Public Library Representative (Population 10,001-25,000)
  • Large Public Library Representative (Population 25,001 or more