ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
As libraries strive to achieve organizational efficiencies and deliver more consistent and robust user experiences, many are moving toward increasingly centralized support for collections, technology, operations, and discovery. This program will highlight the experiences of two consortia and their approaches to shared infrastructure and services: LOUIS, a 47-member consortium supporting college, university, and special libraries across the state of Louisiana; and the California State University Libraries, which recently implemented a shared library services platform. Speakers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the cooperative environment, and strategies for fostering collaboration and promoting effective operations among member institutions.