The Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s FY2018 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program will open in the Grant Management System (GMS) on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The annual reimbursement program assists libraries participating in statewide interlibrary loan using Navigator with out of pocket expenses associated with the service, including courier service, postage costs, and staff time. This fixed amount award is funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is available to any eligible library lending items to other Texas libraries through the Navigator system. While the reimbursement amounts vary from year to year depending on participation and available funds, TSLAC was able to reimburse libraries $5.99 per lend through the FY2017 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program. We encourage all lending libraries to participate and appreciate the continued statewide sharing! Look for full details on the program April 12th on our website.
A webinar outlining the details of participation in the FY2018 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program will be presented on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am CST. Please register for the webinar here. Everyone is welcome to join, a recording of the webinar and related handouts will be made available to those unable to attend the live session on our website.
If library directors and staff are interested in reviewing Texas libraries’ use of Navigator and how to optimize interlibrary loan activity in the community, please review TSLAC’s webinar from last October here: Where There’s a wILL, There’s a Way: Optimizing ILL Services in Texas Public Libraries
Questions? Please contact Sara Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-463-5406.