Our collaboration and decision-making from 2019-2021 is guided by the following plan:

Sharing Collections

  • Develop a robust, complementary, accessible, and efficiently managed print collection that takes advantage of members’ geographic proximity, serves diverse user communities, and highlights our unique collections
    • Shared index
    • Discovery
    • Unmediated borrowing (and related policies)
    • Consortial and external print retention initiatives
    • Innovative approaches to licensing, discovery, and access
  • Continue to work toward shared digital collections and collaborative licensing of digital materials

Recruitment and Development of Talent

  • Facilitate development and sharing of knowledge and skills that increase the capacity, leadership, and creativity of individuals, libraries, and institutions
    • Activities (seminars, training events, conferences, institutes)
    • Communities (working groups, interest groups)
  • Promote diversity and inclusion within the profession
  • Attract talent to TRLN libraries
  • Create and pursue opportunities for collaboration with SILS and SLIS

Effecting Change

  • Pursue collaborative advocacy in scholarly communication, including the research workflow, licensing of electronic materials, and sharing of digital resources
  • Disseminate our products and findings through the publication of white papers on topics of interest to academic libraries, open source tools such as GitHub, presentations and posters, and social media
  • Expand the impact of our consortium with external entities such as ARL, HathiTrust, OCLC, governmental agencies, other consortia, publishers, policy makers, and potential funders