How to Get What You Need from the New York State Library

Date: July 26, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
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$15 – LILRC Member
$35 – Nonmember
$10 – Retired Member
$5 – CEU Certificate (additional)

This session will explore how to get what you need from the New York State Library Interlibrary Loan Service with focus on collections that are not included in OCLC and how to request items directly from the State Library—for free!

About 25% of the titles found in the State Library catalog are not in OCLC Worldcat. Collections that lack OCLC records include the following: Federal and New York State census materials, fiche collections such as National Technical Information Service (NTIS), ERIC and Civil War Unit histories, federal and New York State documents, and industry standards and specifications.

The State Library also has extensive law and medical collections.  The Manuscripts and Special Collections unit of the Library has historical maps, postcards, prints and sheet music that are often accessed through finding aids or onsite card files.

Information will be provided on how to request materials from the State Library using ILLiad software as well as how to register with the State Library to directly request materials at no charge.

Presented by: Cindy Stark, Associate Librarian, New York State Library

Cindy Stark has worked at the New York State Library for over 20 years. She is currently the associate librarian in charge of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and acquisitions. The State Library uses ILLiad software to process interlibrary loan requests and belongs to IDS, a resource-sharing cooperative within New York State.


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