ILL Communication: Analyzing five years of Iowa State University’s print Interlibrary Loan requests
Reference and Instruction,
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered by libraries to supply patrons with materials which are not immediately available for lending. This could be for many reasons; the library might not own the item, the library may own a copy but it is already checked out to another patron, or the assignment of a required but expensive textbook spurs high demand for a particular title.
Iowa State University’s FLEx (Forward Learning Experience) program is a mobile technology classroom housed in a 16-foot trailer, designed to introduce K-12 students, educators, and families to advanced technology and design thinking concepts. Since the fall of 2014, the FLEx has engaged over 35,000 participants through 171 events across the state of Iowa.