Baylor University Libraries Win Regional Award

Dec. 10, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The TexShare Interlibrary Loan Working Group selected Baylor Interlibrary Services as the 2002-2003 "Academic Interlibrary Loan Department of the Year" during its recent annual meeting in Dallas. More than 183 other libraries across the state were nominated for the award.

TexShare, a statewide consortium of academic libraries, public libraries and libraries of clinical medicine administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, employs traditional and innovative strategies to resource sharing.

The TexShare award recognizes a library's "outstanding service in resource sharing to TexShare libraries." Winners are selected from nominations submitted by peers and patrons throughout the consortium that describe how well the department satisfies the following criteria: (1) special or unique contributions to resource sharing in TexShare, (2) friendly, responsive, service-oriented performance, (3) accurate, dedicated, consistently outstanding service, and (4) volume of lending and/or borrowing transactions, especially in relation to resources available.

Kenneth L. Carriveau Jr., extended library services librarian, accepted the award on behalf of the Baylor libraries. Members of the award-winning team also at the ceremony were Jeffrey Steely, assistant director of client services and former head of Interlibrary Loan (ILL); Linda Going, lending supervisor; Britton McClung, ILL assistant; Janet Jasek, borrowing supervisor; and J. Chris Wood, ILL assistant.

For more information, contact Carriveau at 710-4607.

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