Resource Sharing

Community of Interest

Community Charge

Originally established as the ILL Committee, the Resource Sharing Community of Interest plays a major role in ensuring that the BLC member libraries achieve their goal of providing quality, cost-effective and timely sharing of print, electronic and digital resources across the consortium.

The COI was instrumental in developing a set of resource sharing best practices benchmarks that provide guidelines to all of the BLC member libraries on standards, workflows and service levels expected for the sharing of resources within the BLC.  

The Resource Sharing COI works together to:
  • Encourage best practice
  • Aspire to achieve more by working together
  • Think about change
  • Create consistent policies
  • Inspire one another to try new things
  • Rethink services and systems
  •  Share ideas and trends
  • Support one another     
  • Advocate for our users     
  • Lend generously     
  • Offer convenient service options
  • Provide the fastest turnaround time possible.


Jana Pietrzyk
Connecticut College


The Resource Sharing COI is open to any BLC member library staff involved in inter-library loan or other aspects of resource sharing.


The COI meets three times a year in the fall, spring and summer.  Meetings are posted on the BLC website and minutes are available through the members’ Shared Google Drive.

Join BLC Resource Sharing COI

Complete the form below to join BLC's Resource Sharing COI. You'll automatically be added to the email group and shared Google Drive.