ItemOpen for Service: Migration to an Open-Source Library Services Platform(2023) Tryon, RustyIn the summer of 2022, the Rooney Library at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College migrated from a legacy integrated library system to the ever-increasingly popular open-source library services platform, FOLIO. Presented primarily as a use case, this session overviews the circumstances leading to Rooney Library’s system change, the reasons for selecting a hosted instance of FOLIO, and the process of migrating to and implementing the new platform. More detailed discussions focus on integrations with common library tools, such as discovery services (EBSCO’s EDS), interlibrary loan management systems (OCLC’s Tipasa), and self-service circulation tools (Meescan). The session includes a presentation of the limitations of the local implementation of FOLIO, as well. Various benefits and challenges, both expected and unexpected, associated with the transition to an open-source solution are discussed. The session is particularly relevant to small academic libraries considering a library system migration and/or interested in learning more about the open-source library systems landscape in order to better serve users. Note: Presented at the 2023 Association of Christian Librarians Conference, June 26, 2023. ItemNo ILL Will: Cross-Training to Smooth Interlibrary Loan Workflows(2022) Tryon, RustyInterlibrary Loan departments are often run by solo operators, don’t have full coverage, or are facing staff shortages. Furthermore, ILL processes can be somewhat opaque to those employed in other library departments, making it difficult to assist users with ILL issues or questions. One solution to these common issues is to cross-train non-ILL employees. This presentation will provide an overview for non-ILL practitioners on the basics of interlibrary loan services, including standard processes and systems. Presenters will also share their experiences cross-training non-ILL employees, the tools and methods used, and discuss the benefits of cross-training. Whether you’re new to ILL and looking to learn more about the service or an experienced ILL practitioner pondering how to bring others into your ILL workflows, this session has something for you. Note: Presentation at the 2022 Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Conference, September 8, 2022. ItemReinventing Resource Sharing at Rooney Library(2022) Tryon, RustyResource sharing, or interlibrary loan (ILL), is an essential library service, a fact that has been reinforced by the ongoing pandemic. As user demands and expectations, as well as library collections, continue to evolve, libraries must adapt to supply needed research materials effectively and efficiently. This session will cover the methods and tools leveraged by Rooney Library to reinvent its interlibrary loan service during the height of the global pandemic, resulting in a stronger, more successful program. The transformation of interlibrary loan at Rooney Library has resulted in invitations to participate in exclusive lending programs and to share about its successes on a national level. Libraries using OCLC interlibrary loan systems (WorldShare ILL and Tipasa) will learn practical methods and techniques for streamlining workflows and processes to realize increased effectiveness and efficiency. Topics addressed include holdings accuracy and various smart fulfillment strategies, including constant data, custom holdings, automated request manager, real-time availability, and more. The material is reinforced with live system demonstrations and walkthroughs. Participants will not only be inspired by the successes experienced by Rooney Library, but also they will gain actionable knowledge related to existing tools and systems that can be employed to reinvent their own interlibrary loan service to become a thriving component of their library’s services. Note: Presentation at the 2022 Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, June 13-15, 2022. ItemExtreme Makeover: Institutional Repository Edition(2022) Tryon, RustyIn the fall of 2020, several initiatives were begun at the Rooney Library to facilitate and increase open access to local research and scholarship via its institutional repository. The need to provide greater access to local scholarly content was amplified by the pandemic since limited access to physical collections was limited further. To begin, the library migrated from a locally-hosted instance of the open source institutional repository platform DSpace to a hosted version of DSpace managed by an external vendor in order to realize the benefits of additional technical support, the ability to provide greater consistency, and customization. The result was a refreshed, rebranded institutional repository. As part of the migration, the institutional repository’s organization was transformed to comply with industry best practices. The metadata was reviewed and changed to achieve greater consistency. Once the transition was complete, a backlog of documents was added, increasing the amount of content nearly 60 percent. Moreover, the new institutional repository was marketed, and new content was solicited to include undergraduate and faculty scholarship, since the previous iteration of the repository focused exclusively on preserving master’s theses and projects. In addition to the institutional repository revamp, the library also applied for and received institutional grant funding to ingest additional content into the institutional repository. Approximately 450 graduate works previously available only in print format were digitized as part of this initiative. In sum, these efforts resulted in increased open access to more local scholarship. Note: Poster presentation at the 2022 Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, June 13-15, 2022. ItemRapid Implementation of Tipasa at a Small Academic Library(2021) Tryon, RustyRecent studies of institutions that implemented Tipasa focus on migration from ILLiad within the context of university libraries (Malone, 2019; Martin & Louderback, 2019; Spracklen, 2019; Martin & Louderback, 2020; Porter, 2020; Rocanelli et al., 2020). The present case study offers a departure from these in several ways. Rather than a migration, the present implementation is best characterized as an upgrade from the OCLC WorldShare ILL resource sharing system. The organizational context differs as the library serves a small liberal arts college. In addition to describing the actual implementation of Tipasa, the session utilizes Dudar’s (2017) rapid change model as a theoretical construct to frame the process. Note: Presented at the 2021 Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference, September 1-3, 2021.