Improving Resource Sharing Among Maryland Libraries

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Maryland Interlibrary Loan, MAILL, exists to facilitate the processes of Interlibrary Loan, Resource Sharing, and Document Delivery in Maryland libraries through the mutual sharing of ideas, concerns, procedures, and policies by professional and paraprofessional Interlibrary Loan personnel.

Goals:

  • To provide a forum for networking and interaction among Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff in Maryland.
  • To enhance cooperation and improve ILL practices in Maryland.
  • To communicate to state library agencies the needs and reactions of ILL staff to proposed state policies and developments.
  • To standardize policies and procedures where necessary and appropriate.
  • To act as a support group, and mentor new ILL staff.
  • To provide information on current topics with an emphasis on new technological advances in the ILL field.
  • To keep the membership informed on MAILL’s activities.
  • To work with MILO (Maryland Interlibrary Loan Organization) staff at the State Library Resource Center to maintain a current list of MILO Maryland Network Libraries (in MILO Code Order).

Objectives:

  • To operate as a formal group with elected officers and written by-laws.
  • To organize workshops on various subjects of interest to ILL and resource sharing.
  • To report occasionally in newsletters, social media, or Library publications.
  • To provide speakers to address the group on topics of current interest.

Membership in MAILL is open to all Interlibrary Loan personnel in Maryland, D.C., and the surrounding region. New members are added to the discussion listserv, md-ill, which is a closed list for members only.

 

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