The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative: education, advocacy and inspiration for libraries

Beth Posner (Mina Rees Library, The City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, New York, USA)
Evan Simpson (TISCH Library, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 16 August 2011



The purpose of this paper is to communicate the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's goals and activities to an international audience of librarians concerned with using best practices and technology to make library resource sharing more responsive to user needs.


The paper provides a descriptive analysis explaining the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's mission and the activities it employs to fulfill it.


The paper explains how the activities of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative contribute to improving the delivery of library information services.


The paper provides examples of innovative strategies, programs and activities designed to advocate for, inspire, and enable successful resource sharing.



Posner, B. and Simpson, E. (2011), "The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative: education, advocacy and inspiration for libraries", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 39 No. 3, pp. 142-147.

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