Empire Library Delivery
Empire Library Delivery (ELD) improves statewide delivery, making resource sharing connections among all types of libraries affordable and streamlined. ELD provides return on investment for libraries by providing a convenient, affordable, and tailored delivery service to institutions, thereby supporting increased statewide resource sharing among ELD participants. By bundling shipments of library materials, ELD assists libraries in quickly getting items into the hands of users.
ELD is overseen by Sheryl Knab of the Western New York Library Resources Council and Kathleen Gundrum of Capital District Library Council. They convene an advisory council of representatives from the IDS project, ConnectNY, SUNY Libraries and other representative institutions to ensure an efficient, cost-effective exchange of materials among participating libraries.
For questions regarding ELD’s day-to-day operations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory Group Charge
Determine the overall management of the statewide delivery service, Empire Library Delivery, including contracts, business plans, and policies and procedures.
|Sheryl Knab – WNYLRC / ESLN Chairperson||Kathy Gundrum – CDLC|
|Marc Wildman – CLRC||Tim Spindler – LILRC|
|Maria DeGaetano – ESLN||Mark Sullivan – IDS|
|Pam Jones – ConnectNY||Maureen Zajkowski – SUNY OLIS|
|Beth Bohstedt – Hamilton / ConnectNY||William Jones – SUNY Geneseo|
|Emily Wager – New York State Library||Nancy Abashian – SUNY Binghamton|
|Roger Reyes – Suffolk Cooperative Library System||Chris Keough – University at Buffalo|
|Frank Russo – Monroe County Library System||Tim Arnold – Jamestown Community College|
|Simone Yearwood – Queens College, CUNY|
Assess, review, and identify improvements for everyday operations of Empire Library Delivery, including labeling, packaging, statistics, and other issues that impact timely delivery across New York State.
|Maria DeGaetano – ESLN||Kelsey Milner – SENYLRC|
|Alicia Marrese – St. John Fisher College||Ellen Eurbanek – SUNY Buffalo|
|Jennifer Acker – HVCC||Beth Posner – CUNY|
|Elise Thornley – SUNY Binghamton||Glen Bogardus – SUNY Canton/Potsdam|
|Tara Stohr – Mid-Hudson Library System||Sarah Probst – ConnectNY|
|Ronald Figueroa – Syracuse University||Jennifer Chess – USMA|
|J Silvia Cho – CUNY Graduate Center|
We currently have the blue LAND bags. Can we still use them?
Yes, ELD will continue to use the blue LAND bags, and drivers will continue to accept them with the new service. So keep using them! We have cycled in the ELD bags, but there’s no reason to get rid of the perfectly good bags we already have in circulation.
Also, ESLN has purchased delivery totes that have been provided to each participating library. Please keep these bags and totes in circulation rather than using them around your library to store items.
We have kept statistics at our library on how many books we send out each month. These stats haven’t been requested by anyone in a long time. Is there any chance that this info would be required from us?
Where do we find the city in which a library is (ex. College of Saint Rose – Albany) and where do we find the 3-letter abbreviations of the hub (ex. HUB – ALB)?
The cities for each participating library are listed on the roster. The hub abbreviations are:
New York City: NYC
Will libraries be refunded for missed stops?
How are deliveries confirmed?
Check the Missing Resources Summary (next tab) for reported resources.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Please be sure to stay up to date on policies and procedures. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Expected Turnaround Time
How to send via ELD
All participating ELD libraries are listed on the ELD Roster. Your library can ship to and receive from all the libraries on this list using the ELD program.
Place ILL items to be sent in an ELD bag and zip the bag closed. Multiple items going to one location may be placed in the same bag; however items going to different locations must be placed in separate bags. The courier will not be opening the bags and therefore will not be able to sort items within the same bag to go to different locations. Multiple bags should be placed in a blue ELD tote.
Due to the fragile nature of some AV packaging, ELD recommends that AV materials be sent inside a hard plastic container or wrapped in bubble wrap.
Number of packages
ELD will supply each participating member with an initial supply of bags and a label template. If your library’s supply of ELD bags is running low, please use the form on the ELD site to request more.
Totes will be delivered by the courier service driver from your local hub/terminal. If your library has extra totes, leave those out for the drive to return them to the hub/terminal. If your library needs totes, please inform your driver who can alert the terminal and he can bring more on the next service day.
What to send
video and audio cassettes
including video and audiocassettes, sound recordings, CD’s
*Due to the fragile nature of some AV packaging, ELD recommends that AV materials be sent inside a hard plastic container or wrapped in bubble wrap.
What NOT to send
Rare or valuable books or periodicals
Items that cannot be replaced
Lost and damaged materials
There is no ELD service on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Day after Thanksgiving
August 2018 Delivery Statistics– Due by September 10th
September 2018 Delivery Statistics – Due by October 10th
October 2018 Delivery Statistics – Due by November 10th
November 2018 Delivery Statistics – Due by December 10th
December 2018 Delivery Statistics – Due by January 10th
Please feel free to use this tracking sheet to help assist in gathering statistics.
ELD Participants as preferred lenders/Using custom holdings
Check the Missing Resources Summary for reported resources.