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From your 1999-2000 OCLC Users' Council Delegates:
   Arlene Luster                   Marcia Talley
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TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE ENTERS 94 MILLIONTH OCLC ILL REQUEST

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1999--On Oct. 4, the Toccoa Falls College Library in
Toccoa, Georgia, entered the 94 millionth request on the OCLC Interlibrary
Loan (ILL) service.  The request was for a book by Patrick Jones,
_Connecting Young Adults and Libraries:  A How-to-do-it Manual_.  The
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education filled the request on
Oct. 5.

Jamey Wilkes, technical services assistant/music librarian, entered the
request.  He has worked in the Interlibrary Loan Department at Toccoa Falls
College since January 1996 and is enrolled within the MLIS program at the
University of South Carolina College of Library and Information Science
<http://www.libsci.sc.edu/>.

Mr. Wilkes works with one other staff member within interlibrary loan.
Together, they process approximately 2,000 transactions a year, both
borrowing and lending.  There are five full-time staff members in the
library.

The library benefits from its consortial relationships.  "We're happy to
belong to several consortia," said Mr. Wilkes.  "We are part of the
Christian Library Consortium (CL@N), Georgia Online Database (GOLD),
Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS), and Georgia Private Academic
Libraries (GPALS)."

The Toccoa Falls College Library (OCLC symbol:  ZID) and the Georgia
Department of Technical and Adult Education (OCLC symbol:  GSL) are both
members of the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET).

Western Illinois University Library (OCLC symbol:  IAZ) in Macomb, Illinois,
entered the 93 millionth OCLC Interlibrary Loan request on Aug. 23.

Toccoa Falls College is a Christian liberal arts college of about 1,000
students.  Toccoa Falls College Library
<http://www.toccoafalls.edu/library/> has used the OCLC ILL system since
1989.

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countries and territories.  OCLC is dedicated to the public purposes of
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