We provide our members a space in which to share, learn, teach, and question. Communication is paramount to success, and these communities have contributed greatly to the success of LOUIS by sharing their expertise and ideas.

Discussion Lists

We communicate through various discussion lists. These lists are provided to facilitate discussion among consortium members, ranging from general news & announcements to specific questions about current library technologies, services, & trends. Active participation on a list is encouraged for all LOUIS members, as list participants often have a great deal of experience to share with their peers.

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Interest Groups

We cooperate through established interest groups. These groups are established to direct and inform discussion on specific topics relevant to librarianship and consortial business. These groups are structured to provide members with a more informal network for exchanging ideas and problem-solving. Each interest group utilizes an assigned discussion list so members can discuss and share ideas, ask questions, and propose projects.

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Task Forces

We collaborate through commissioned task forces. These task forces are established to address emerging needs & concerns among the consortium. These task forces provide members with a formal network for exchanging ideas and problem-solving. Each task force has a specific charge and deadline to work toward, which ensures that its purpose is achieved in a timely manner.

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