TAMIU's Killam Library Improves Interlibrary Loan Software
Texas A&M International University's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library
is joining the majority of major universities across America this Fall
with the introduction of ILLiad, an interlibrary loan software.
Rodney Webb, Killam Library director, explained the new program would
make requesting books and articles from other libraries much easier.
"ILLiad software is the program of choice for most major universities
in the U.S. because of its ease of use, both for the library patron and
for the library staff," explained Webb.
He said starting this Fall all interlibrary loan requests should be
made online at http://illiad.tamiu.edu.
"First time users must read the user agreement, and register. University
students will use their Campus-Wide Identification Number (CWIN), located
on their OneCard, and staff and faculty will use their nine digit Universal
Identification Number. Everyone will need a valid e-mail address,"
explained Webb, "Thereafter, patrons will only have to enter their
user name and password, and a variety of electronic forms will be available
to them. In addition, they can view or change previous requests, download
electronically received articles or renew currently checked out items."
Webb said he expects patrons to find the change a great improvement
over the old paper system and will allow for more accurate requests, since
the library staff will no longer have to decipher the handwriting of others.
To make the process as smooth as possible, Webb recommended all University
staff know their UIN number, which every TAMIU employee has, and is available
through Human Resources. Students should be sure to get their OneCards,
the new student identification card.
For more information about ILLiad, or interlibrary loan at the Sue and
Radcliffe Killam Library, please contact Marisa Lacey at 326.2117, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit offices
in the Killam Library, room 109.
For more information on the OneCard, please contact Albert Chavez at
326.2877, visit offices in Student Center room 127H or e-mail email@example.com.
University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests
and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information
Services at firstname.lastname@example.org