If you've picked up a conference program lately, you are well aware that so many of the conversations that librarians are having focus on the hurdles to establishing relationships with faculty members and the issues that arise when attempting to collaborate across sectors. In honor of this year's theme, this session aims to move beyond all of that gloom and doom. Those of us having these conversations and running into these barriers are obviously very convinced of the value of collaboration so let's talk about the positives for a change--let's talk about intrasector collaboration.
This lively discussion will focus on libraries collaborating with libraries, librarians collaborating with librarians, and librarians collaborating with library school students. We'll discuss best practices for saving time, saving money, and saving the future of the profession through working with colleagues who are just as eager to collaborate as we are. Advisory board members from Libraries Thriving, the online community for librarians interested in e-resource innovation and information literacy promotion that was conceived during a 2010 Charleston Conference plenary session, will share their experience with working in these areas and attendees will be invited to join in with their stories, experiences, and questions. Come with a positive attitude towards collaboration and leave with ideas about how to better your working relationships with colleagues.