At LYRASIS, our highly trained staff includes library professionals who have worked in and with consortia from across the world. We understand how important it is to leverage your numbers to ensure the best possible pricing on high-quality resources and share experiences, best practices and innovations with your members and fellow consortial groups. We hope you will use your LYRASIS membership to explore our services and engage with your fellow library professionals and consortial leaders to share ideas and strategies for identifying new opportunities to bring benefits to your members and maximize library purchases and acquisitions given budget constraints.
Annual Consortia Summit held every fall (our 2014 event will be announced in the spring).
Consortia Exchange Calls (informal and held as needed, as often as every month). Email Tom Sanville for more information.
Consortia Listserv. Email Tom Sanville to join.
International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) - An informal group of library consortia from around the world that facilitates discussion on issues of common interest, speaks out collectively on major library issues, advances best practices among libraries and consortia, and influences the prices and terms of publisher product offerings. In support of the ICOLC LYRASIS maintains its Listserv and web site and LYRASIS staff participate actively in meetings and discussions.