Resource Sharing News

A "retrospective exhibit" of OCLC tote bags.

A "retrospective exhibit" of OCLC tote bags.

Published occasionally to keep readers up-to-date about interlibrary loan activities in the Minitex region.

Current Issue

  • November 2018
    Interlibrary loan system changes – An update • Does your library lend unique collections too? • MNLINK request traffic leaders for fiscal year 2018 • What is NLM and NNLM? • Requesting genealogical items through interlibrary loan • Minnesota Department of Education offers new workshop • Reading is healthy • Interlibrary loan vendor demonstration webinars available • Shifting delivery times • Top ten interlibrary loan titles for October 2018

Previous Issues


  • September 2018
    Minitex is top lender for filled requests on OCLC (again)! • Minitex Resource Sharing: FY2018 in numbers • We've been busy! • Patron behavior and interlibrary loan • 2018 Public Library Node Meeting recap • Top ten interlibrary loan titles for August 2018 • Sometimes there isn't a tub big enough! • Mayor of St. Paul proposes dropping overdue fines
  • July 2018
    This isn't what my patron ordered! • Register for the 2018 Public Library Node meeting • Preparation for the Aleph to Alma ILS migration is underway • Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference – We need your ideas! • Direct delivery request volume is up by 6.8%! • Ex Libris Upper Midwest User Group meeting • Exploring top technology trends • Minitex deposit accounts reduce paperwork • FirstSearch changes coming soon • Top interlibrary loan titles for June 2018
  • May 2018
    Save the date for the 2018 Public Library Node meeting • 27th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference wrap-up • Documenting the Now • New special collections research center at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities – now open! • Cookbooks for all seasons and reasons in WorldCat Cookbook Finder • Laundry and so much more... • Weather delays and delivery • OCLC visit to Minitex • Top interlibrary loan titles for April 2018 • OCLC Resource Sharing Conference recordings and slides available • Free online learning opportunities for interlibrary loan staff
  • March 2018
    Register for the 27th Annual Minitex ILL Conference • Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times – 2018 Symposium • Student employees make the difference! • Survey – help us determine the best way to handle common ILL situations • Speaking of delivery tubs • MNLINK tutorial videos • Free Genealogy Resources • Top interlibrary loan titles for February 2018
  • January 2018
    Meet our new staff in Resource Sharing! • Online learning opportunities for interlibrary loan staff • Dear Del ILLa, • MNLINK search option to ungroup editions • Welcome to Twin Cities Offsite Storage • Tub talk – when tubs go bad • The Humphrey Center for American Indian Studies at Central Lakes College • A visit to South Central Library System – Madison, WI

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