More About Interlibrary Loan
October 08, 2012
In August, I posted a blog about how Interlibrary Loan items travel between us and other libraries in the country. I talked about the mail service, the greyhound bus, and our courier service. I did, however, forget to mention who is responsible for organizing the courier service for us. That would be MALA (Mid-America Library Alliance).
They are a wonderful group of people who work hard to coordinate everything between multiple courier services, using many different methods to get items back and forth between different libraries in so many states. Because of their efforts, we save money on postage, and get items quicker and more reliably. And, they are ever trying to increase our courier service, which makes me very happy. MALA is instrumental in keeping our Interlibrary Loan department going smoothly and efficiently.
Interlibrary Loan Manager