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About janbrooks1

By day I’m an interlibrary loan librarian who loves to think about all things library–sharing resources, information literacy, and how we play and learn. And when I go home, I am passionate about growing and cooking good food for the ones I love. And quilting.

unConference wrap-up: Happy Hour

After a day of happily sharing information, we thought a great wrap-up would be for all of us to enjoy each other at a happy hour event at Brio Tuscan Grille on the Country Club Plaza–just minutes away from UMKC! … Continue reading

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Happily Sharing Knowledge, Expertise, and Library Resources

We’re excitedly anticipating a day of collaboration, discussion, and learning about interlibrary loan and resource sharing.  Here’s the great thing about an unconference–the discussion will be what we, the participants, determine it will be! Here’s what is planned so far:  … Continue reading

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Parking for the unConference

There’s still time to register for the 2015 Kansas City Area Interlibrary Loan SIG unConference!  We’re so happy to see so many of you registering and making plans to join us at UMKC in Kansas City MO on August 7.  … Continue reading

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It takes a community

ILL staff spend entire workdays communicating with other library workers all over the country.  We check on availability, license terms, policies, and overdue or missing items.  We’re adept with other libraries’ catalogs and item records, but often we can feel … Continue reading

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Announcing the First SIG unConference Ever!

The Special Interest Group Exec Committee invites you to participate in our very first SIG unConference–ever! (And hopefully not our last, but that depends on you.) August 7, 2015 UMKC Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center Kansas City, MO Details … Continue reading

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Print Resources for ILL Questions

What are the print resources you turn to when you have questions about interlibrary loan? That question came up at our social event last summer and it’s a good question to open up for discussion. The list below isn’t comprehensive—just … Continue reading

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Please Join Us …

For our very first MALA Interlibrary Loan Special Interest Group Happy Hour! The SIG committee is hosting a social time- -and anyone interested in sharing resources with other MALA libraries is welcome. Meet us on the Patio at McCoy’s Public … Continue reading

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