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

McNaughton Book Leasing for SHARE (by Brodart)SHARE Vendor Demo

Short on time and shelf space? McNaughton Book Leasing for SHARE may be your solution to keeping up new titles and the processing work that comes with it!

With this monthly book lease subscription, McNaughton will send five or ten pre-cataloged and pre-processed bestsellers to your library each month, reducing your holds, saving you staff time, and maximizing your shelf space.  

This is the second year of this first-of-its-kind book leasing program for consortia. The program and its pricing are exclusive to SHARE.

In need of cloudLibrary marketing materials for your patrons? Check out SHARE’s updated versions of the cloudLibrary quick start guide and brochure.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and we hope everyone has had a wonderful year.


If you still need to, please fill out the Schools-End of the Year form. The tentative date IHLS Delivery will stop delivery to schools is May 24, 2024.


Are you ready to get the Aspen Discovery implementation process rolling?

SHARE staff and ByWater Solutions have worked together to create a plan of action, outlined below.


Cohort Model & Timeline

Due to the large number of libraries that have chosen to add Aspen Discovery, we’ll use a ‘cohort model’ for the implementation. Each cohort will consist of 20 – 30 libraries. Our first cohort will begin training in November 2023 through December 2024. Wondering which cohort your library is in?

Cohort 4A: Public Libraries and Academic Libraries A-L - Implementation begins in May, Go Live in August

Cohort 4B: Public Libraries and Academic Libraries M-Z - Implementation begins in July, Go Live in September

Cohort 4C: School Libraries and Special Libraries A-L - Implementation begins in August, Go Live in October

Cohort 4D: School Libraries and Special Libraries M-Z - Implementation begins in September, Go Live in November

Your library will receive a welcome email and continuing project plan information from Lesley Zavediuk.

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

Great News! IHLS is partnering with Swank Movie Licensing USA to offer your library a special, discounted rate for the annual public performance license from July 2024 to June 2025. The annual license will allow you to bring movie showings to your patrons throughout the year. You will receive all the benefits noted below to ensure ongoing successful events and entertainment for your library.

Sign up for Swank

Benefits of the license

  • Annual license grants unlimited showings of thousands of movies, from classics to new releases.
  • A search tool is available to check if the license covers a movie. If the movie you want to show is covered, you can show it at any time.

·       Includes a brand-new promo builder – no log-in required!  You can find it on the Customer Hub.

  • Show movies you purchase, rent, or borrow in DVD, digital, or legal format.

Results for the SHARE vote are in! The following proposals passed with a tally of 166 libraries participating.

SHARE has immediate openings for the SHARE E-Resources Committee. We also have an opening as a special library representative in the SHARE Executive Council. Please fill out this interest form.

Did you know that ByWater Solutions provides the best resources for their Aspen Discovery users?

In early December of 2023, our first cohort started training on Aspen. Recordings of those sessions are available for all to view.

                                                                                           Recording of Dec. 5 Meeting       Recording of Dec. 13 Meeting 

Need marketing materials for Aspen? Find them below!

In the meantime, tons of helpful information is available via the links below. Feel free to share these resources with your front-line staff to build excitement and prepare for patron use!