Training on the SEAL system is available as needed. Trainings typically cover creating and managing an account, borrowing, lending, and producing ILL statistics. Training can be done in-person, over the phone, and virtually through Zoom. Southeastern also regularly holds webinars and other training opportunities.
Contact Kelsey for more information on SEAL or to schedule a training.
There are occasionally inter-library loan classes offered from different vendors, particularly ALA and Library Juice Academy. These online classes typically range from 4 weeks, and cover the basics of resource sharing. The cost typically runs from $150 to $200.
Examples of recent classes:
ALA (RUSA): "Inside Interlibrary loan: Basics for a New Millennium"
Course description: "Designed for MLS candidates, MLS graduates, librarians, library administrators, and paraprofessionals, this course teaches you everything you need to know about ILL systems, including rules, regulations, and copyright issues surrounding ILL. You’ll also explore outlines of potential internal and external policies and procedures that your library can put in place and examine modern day challenges related to electronic resources."
The last class ran from April 4, 2022 to May 2nd.
$210 for non-ALA members; $130 for RUSA members; $188 for ALA members.
Library Juice Academy: "Introduction to Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan Services"
Course description: "In this four week course, participants will learn the fundamental policies and practices of resource sharing, including copyright, systems, and workflows. At the same time, they will engage with the values that support and inspire resource sharing practices, such as access to information and user privacy."
The last class ran from April 4 through May 1st of 2022. The cost was $200.
Online Learning Institute: IDS regularly hosts courses relating to resource sharing. They have an "ILL 101" series which includes courses on the topics of borrowing, lending, copyright, workflow analysis, statistics and assessment, and purchase on demand.
You do not have to be an IDS member to participate in a class! More information on the courses can be seen on the IDS Project website.