"I think that deep collaboration based on shared human resources is a very exciting area. People are so important, so expensive, and many are trying to do too many things and not feeling good enough at any of them. The strong network tools we have now make a truly effective distributed workforce not only possible but, in some cases, the best way to go. Creating a shared labor force has the promise of making jobs better and improving services but it requires careful thought and trust that encourages a willingness to depend on others. Library A has to be willing to say “I depend on Library B to accomplish my mission.” I see it as a long-term commitment, not a convenient arrangement you can easily get out of. Marriage, not just a hookup."

John Helmer, “Finding Joy in Our Profession…”

Executive Director, Orbis Cascade Alliance

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Vol 7, No 3 (2015): Collaborative Librarianship

Table of Contents


The Seven Year Ache PDF
Ivan Gaetz 98

Scholarly Articles

Cohort-Based Technology Training: A Collaboration with Faculty Grounded in Diffusion of Innovation and Faculty Learning Community Theories Abstract PDF
Gretel Stock-Kupperman 99-108
Cross Collaboration: Librarians Stepping out of the Box to Serve Students Abstract PDF
Denelle Eads, Rebecca Freeman, Valerie Freeman 109-119
Does Virtual Communication Equal Virtual Collaboration? The Influence of Technology on Job Satisfaction and Collaboration Abstract PDF
Kathy Butler, Michael Perini 120-129

From the Field

Collaborative Cataloging Pilot Project Abstract PDF
Jamey Harris, Marilou Hinchcliff 130-138
Finding Joy in Our Profession: John F. Helmer on Library Consortia Abstract PDF
John F. Helmer, Valerie Horton 139-144

Viewpoints: Technology Matters

Liberated from the Circulation Desk – Now What? PDF
Lori Bowen Ayre 145-147