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"Bad libraries build collections,
good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities."
- R. David Lankes
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Results for the SHARE vote and election are in!

Thank you so much to everyone who took a moment to cast a ballot on behalf of their library.

Congratulations to our new SHARE Executive Council Medium Library Representative, Danielle Cornelius (Marion Carnegie Public Library)!

All four of the other proposals passed by a majority vote. The implementation for the SHARE mobile app will begin on July 1, 2021.


The SHARE E-Resources Committee, SHARE Finance & Policy Committee, and SHARE Executive Council have all recommended moving forward with Solus, to build a mobile app for SHARE.  The app will allow patrons to access the online cataloging, library account, and e-resources directly from the app.

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.


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


The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and we hope everyone has had a great year.
 
If you have not already done so, please fill out the Schools-End of the Year form. The last day the IHLS delivery team will be delivering to schools is May 17, 2021. Please note that if we do not receive a form or email from you, your school’s holds and Request Manager will be turned off on May 10, 2021 and back on by August 30, 2021. 
 
Helpful year-end tips:
 


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!