If you are a library director/manager/point of contact for all things OCLC, and your library currently participates in our statewide resource-sharing agreement, you should have received your annual renewal notice for ShareIdaho, Idaho’s group services agreement with OCLC, via email today. If you did not receive this notice, and think you should have, please let me know. If you do not intend to make any changes to your OCLC subscription, then your task is easy: do nothing! If you do wish to make changes to your OCLC subscription, please notify me in writing (email is fine!) no later than Friday, June 3, 2022. This is important, as unless this is communicated, your current subscription for services will be automatically renewed on July 1st. If your library is interested in participating in ShareIdaho, please reach out to me. Friday, June 3, 2022 is also the enrollment deadline for new participants.

Your library will be billed directly by OCLC, typically in early August. Please send your payments to them. There is a choice of billing options: annual, semiannual, quarterly, or monthly. Please advise which option you prefer, and please also be advised that these options will not alter the July 1st renewal date (and commencement of the new billing cycle), regardless of billing option selected.

The current cost-share was first introduced in 2017 as part of the initial 5-year agreement with OCLC. There have been annual increases from OCLC that existing cost-share dues have not been able to keep pace with. Fortunately, ICfL had been able to cover these costs, but will be unable to fully do so in Fiscal Year 2023 so your renewal will include a price increase for Fiscal Year 2023. For additional information regarding ShareIdaho participation options and fee schedules, as well as for training and support, please visit our website: http://libraries.idaho.gov/shareidaho.

Please feel free to contact me at william.lamb@libraries.idaho.gov with any questions or ShareIdaho program feedback you may have. Thank you for your participation and ongoing support of a strong resource-sharing network in Idaho.