ILL Courier System Pilot 2016-2017

The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) and the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC) are partnering to pilot a courier system for interlibrary loan among public libraries in Vermont. Following a promotional campaign, libraries signed up for the service in December 2015. The pilot period will last for eighteen months. For more information about this project, please contact Lisa von Kann gmlced@gmail.com or Mara Siegel mara.siegel@vermont.gov

GMLC maintains informational pages for the courier system: http://www.gmlc.org/index.php/delivery-service . The FAQs are a great place to start for general information about the service.

Use this form to order additional shipping bags. Bags will be shipped from MRL using the delivery schedule.

The first annual report, published January 31, 2017, can be read here.

Statistics and reporting

Libraries participating in the pilot are required to report a small amount of data each month to the Department of Libraries about their experience with the courier system.

Please use this form to report data each month.

To help with reporting, there is a handy in-house recording form to record stats as they happen. Download that form here. The in-house form can be used as an Excel sheet or it can be printed. To print all on one page, select "fit all columns on one page" under "scaling" in the print dialog.

The schedule and deadlines for submittting data:

Period covered

Reporting deadline

January 25-February 29, 2016

March 15, 2016

March 1-31, 2016

April 15, 2016

April 1-30, 2016

May 15, 2016

May 1-31, 2016

June 15, 2016

June 1-30, 2016

July 15, 2016

July 1-31, 2016

August 15, 2016

August 1-31, 2016

September 15, 2016

September 1-30, 2016

October 15, 2016

October 1-31, 2016

November 15, 2016

November 1-30, 2016

December 15, 2016

December 1-31, 2016

January 15, 2017

January 1-31, 2017

February 15, 2017

February 1-28, 2017

March 15, 2017

April 1-30, 2017

May 15, 2017

May 1-31, 2017

June 15, 2017

June 1-30, 2017

July 15, 2017