The Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) Innovation Awards recognize and honor an individual or institution for changes they made to improve usersâ€™ access to information through resource sharing in their library, consortium or state. It is hoped that the award will encourage libraries and librarians to make changes in how they do resource sharing to improve service to users.Â RRS looks for efforts where people didnâ€™t wait for the profession to provide better services for users.Â
The Rethinking Resource Sharing Innovation Awards consist of a $1,000 cash award and a citation to the entity that applies.Â In 2008 Rethinking Resource Sharing expects to make three awards. The most valuable ideas will be posted to the Rethinking Resource Sharing website in the hope that by sharing a great number of creative resource sharing ideas it will inspire others to try/implement similar ideas.Â
Funding for the 2008 awards has been provided by the Alliance of Library Service Networks.