On November 15, Amigos will host its first online interlibrary loan conference, "What's Around the Next Bend: Future Currents in Resource Sharing." Cosponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, this daylong event will include the tenth TexShare ILL Conference.
Harris County Public Library (HCPL), a TAE/TExpress participant for more than a decade, serves more than one million people in Houston, Texas, and its surrounding suburbs. Over the summer, Interlibrary Loan Assistant Vann Ath incorporated data from Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) labels into the library's ILLiad system. This has helped each branch of the library save time when processing items for MALA libraries. Amigos interviewed Vann to learn more about this process and how the library utilizes the TAE/TExpress courier service.
Follow these useful tips to save staff time and ensure timely shipments: