Author Archives: Kari Sime

About Kari Sime

I'm the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Johnson County Library in Kansas. Career experiences include teaching elementary school for the U. S. Department of Defense in Bitburg, Germany and in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Big News! Check out our new name and new logo.

Our big news is that we’re an independent group with a new name and a new logo!  The Mid-America Library Alliance, MALA supported our group as we got our feet on the ground. We want to thank MALA for helping … Continue reading

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A Successful unConference!

We were so happy to see almost seventy people turn out for our first unConference. Thank you so much for attending! The Miller Nichols Library and Learning Center on the UMKC campus was a lovely setting for an enthusiastic exchange … Continue reading

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Meet Mike Zakoura from Johnson County Library

Tell us a bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Osawatomie, KS, about one hour south of the Johnson County, KS, central library, where I work in ILL. After graduation from the University of Kansas in journalism, radio-TV sequence, I … Continue reading

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Meet David Cox from Kansas City Public Library

David grew up outside of Springfield, Missouri in the small town of Strafford. He has worked at the Kansas City Public Library since 1990. He joined the ILL department in 1998 and has been the Interlibrary Loan Team Leader for the last three … Continue reading

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Got questions? Our mentors have answers!

Do you have a burning ILL question?   Your peers are here to help!   Give us a call!   Copyright Jen Salvo-Eaton UMKC Miller Nichols Library (UMK)  Phone: 816-235-2225   Finding alternatives for non-circulating items and special formats Gabrielle … Continue reading

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Don’t miss out on your local OCLC Member Forum! It’s free!

Looking for a chance to  hear OCLC news in the company of other ILL experts?  Check out to register for the first annual OCLC regional forum. Join us for the Kansas forum on November 17 at Johnson County Community College in Kansas City from … Continue reading

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SIG Social a Success!

Interlibrary Loan experiences and ideas were shared liberally at our first SIG social event at McCoy’s Public House. It was great fun to get together to meet ILL folks from around the Metro Area! We were reminded how much we … Continue reading

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