Target Audience: Academic librarians, library directors, collection development librarians, acquisitions librarians, etc.
1) Participants will learn how to develop successful collaborative efforts with libraries in their local area.
2) Participants will learn how to partner with other libraries to maximize access to resources and realize efficiencies.
The Boston Academic Law Library Consortium (BALLCO) is a joint undertaking to coordinate access, maintenance, and housing of law-related titles among the members of the group and to provide for expedited access to those sources as requested by the other members in this local geographic area. A panel from the six participating Boston-area academic law libraries will share their collaborative efforts to optimize their respective resources and to provide their users timely access to a wide range of legal materials. The panel will discuss the group’s efforts from inception through planning and implementation.