SHARES Advisory Groups

SHARES Executive Group

The SHARES Executive Group (SEG) represents the interests of all participants in SHARES. It advises OCLC Research and the OCLC Research Library Partnership on long-term planning for SHARES services, identifies needs for new or revised policies for resource-sharing activities, develops ideas for program enhancements and addresses strategic directions.

Eight participants are selected by SHARES members and serve for two years; three of the seats are allotted to museum, law, and non-North American institutions. Every year four new representatives are selected. Read the "SHARES Executive Group Nominations Criteria and Process" and nominate yourself or a colleague to serve as an SEG member.

Nominate an SEG member

Name Institution E-mail Address
Jordan Barnes Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Kathy Britt-Rogers Emory University
Sheila Britton University of Notre Dame
Melissa Eighmy Brown University of Minnesota
Marilyn Creswell University of Michigan
Vicky Flood University of Manchester
Sylvie Larsen University of Pennsylvania
Kerry Kristine McElrone Swarthmore College


Working Groups

SHARES Participants have frequent opportunities to come together with peers to find solutions to commonly held collection sharing challenges. Calls for volunteers go out on the SHARES-L discussion listserv least each time a new effort is launched.

Active Working Groups

SHARES Best Practices Working Group

SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group

Past Working Groups

SHARES ILL Practitioners Council

SHARES Packaging and Shipping Task Force

Museum Library Advisory Group

Share Special Collections

The SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group has the tools you need to sensibly borrow and lend special collections materials.

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Policy Rethink

In 2018 and 2019, the SHARES Executive Group engaged with all SHARES participants in rethinking SHARES policies and values.

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SHARES Project Team

SHARES is managed by the SHARES Executive Group


Dennis Massie

Contact Us

Please use this form for all your SHARES questions, including inquiring about SHARES, reaching out to a SHARES admin, updating contact details, seeking guidance from an ILL expert, or requesting to be paired with a SHARES buddy.