requestIT CT training

requestIT CT training

This is a hands-on, in-person training session taking place at Wilton Library Association, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897. 

Overview

requestIT CT is the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system in the findIT CT statewide library catalog. Starting on September 12, 2017, requestIT CT is open to all libraries in Connecticut.

If your library would like to participate in requestIT CT, then please register for a training session. At each session, requestIT CT Coordinator Steve Cauffman will walk you through the basic requestIT CT ILL system. The basic ILL system allows staff members to place requests for patrons. Steve will show you how to place a request and how to update requests so that they make their way through the entire ILL process successfully. Your library will be live on requestIT CT starting with a training session, so you'll be able to go back to your library and begin using the system.

Training Sessions

requestIT CT training sessions are hands-on and are 3 hours long. Visit https://is.gd/wxmC7I for a full list of upcoming requestIT CT training sessions. 

You only need to attend one training session. More sessions will be announced if the classes above fill up quickly.

Registration closes at 4 pm, 4 business days before the date of the class - that's 4 pm on Thursday, October 19 for this class. We have to do some set up in the system before a training session and that takes time so we have to close registration a few days before the class.

Requirements

The following are requirements for participating in requestIT CT and for attending a requestIT CT training session:

  • Submit your library’s holdings to us (if you haven't done so already) so that they can be added to the findIT CT catalog. Ideally your library’s holdings will be in the findIT CT catalog by the time you attend requestIT training.
  • Be willing to lend materials from your library’s collection through requestIT CT in addition to borrowing materials from other libraries participating in requestIT CT.
  • Abide by the Interlibrary Loan Code of the United States (http://www.ala.org/rusa/guidelines/interlibrary) for all Interlibrary Loan requests processed through requestIT CT

Fees

Cost to attend requestIT CT training: Free

Participation Fee: There will be no requestIT CT participation fee through December 31, 2017. We anticipate that we will begin charging for participation at some point in calendar year 2018. We expect that the fee for the first year will be approximately $325, which had been the fee from 2010 for participation in the previous statewide system.

Questions?

Contact Steve Cauffman, stephen.cauffman@ct.gov or 860-704-2223.

Related LibGuide: requestIT CT - Statewide Interlibrary Loan by Steve Cauffman

Date:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Presenter:
Steve Cauffman
Location:
Other location
Categories:
DLD Workshop
Registrations are fully booked!

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (stephen.cauffman@ct.gov  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman stephen.cauffman@ct.gov | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.