Friday, December 4, 2015

Let's celebrate!

It’s the season for sharing and celebrations!  Wisconsin has good reason to celebrate the amazing resource sharing network that many dedicated professionals have built over the years. Let’s celebrate the library staff that continues to sustain and improve this network for Wisconsin residents.
Hands in the air in celebration
Our culture of freely sharing library materials across city and county lines and across library types has created a system virtually problem-free. Wisconsin resource sharing works so well, in fact, you may not even notice. You may take for granted that all states have this kind of cooperation, when in fact, Wisconsin is unique. Take a look at these examples of the hundreds of interlibrary loan requests made December 1, 2015.

  • 30 copies of  A dog named Christmas for Greenwood Elementary School
  • A photocopy from the “Journal of clinical oncology” for Northcentral Technical College 
  • A handbook of auditory research The Vestibular System for the Gundersen Health System Library in La Crosse
  • A photocopied article from “The Physics Teacher” for Hedberg Public Library in Janesville
  • 15 copies of  The spirit catches you and you fall down: a Hmong child, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures for a book club in Sheboygan
  • California newspaper microfilm for a genealogist at the La Crosse Public Library
  • A DVD “NFL America's Game: the Super Bowl champions, 1972 Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl VII” for the Eager Free Public Library in Evansville
  • A music CD “Bob Welch greatest hits” for the Fond Du Lac Public Library
  • 25 copies of the book Speak for the Dodgeville High School library

Let’s take pride in an efficient system that each day sees materials like these shared throughout the state on behalf of Wisconsin's library users.   Let’s celebrate!

Written by: Christine Barth
Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning