VALE Undergraduate Reciprocal Borrowing Pilot Project

As the beginning of the fall semester approaches, please remind your faculty, staff, and students about the Undergraduate Reciprocal Borrowing Pilot Project. Note that since the pilot project began on July 1st, two more libraries have signed on to participate: Brookdale Community College and The College of New Jersey. Therefore, sixteen libraries have agreed to participate:

Brookdale Community College

Centenary College

Gloucester County College

Kean University

Monmouth University

Montclair State University


Raritan Valley Community College

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Rider University

Rowan University

Rutgers University

Seton Hall University

Somerset Christian College

The College of New Jersey

William Paterson University

For complete details about the pilot project and the reciprocal borrowing program, visit: .

Julie Maginn on behalf of the VALE Resource Sharing Committee


Call for Proposals: 10th Anniversary Conference

The planning committee for the 2009 VALE Users’/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference – marking the VALE consortium’s 10th Anniversary – is pleased to announce our initial call for breakout and poster session proposals. The Conference will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009, at the Busch Campus Center on the Piscataway Campus of Rutgers University.

This year’s theme is “Ten Years of Experience, A Future of Possibilities.” The Planning Committee welcomes proposals highlighting initiatives for the practice of academic librarianship informed by lessons learned from past experience, research, or the input of your user communities. Proposals that emphasize and illustrate meaningful continuities or contrasts between past and present/future practice are particularly encouraged.

Please find the details for both breakout and poster session proposals, including all requirements and contact information, here:

Call for Breakout Session Proposals:

Call for Poster Session Proposals:

Please note that proposals are due to the coordinators by October 1, 2008.

We look forward to your participation in what promises to be another successful conference.

Your Conference Co-Chairs
Richard Kearney and Jan Skica

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