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THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS!
A survey of NELLCO members revealed that 63% of respondents feel the most valuable aspect of membership is communicating and networking with NELLCO colleagues. Members want to share successes, explore ideas, and discover solutions.
We're thrilled to launch the new NELLCO website! This site greatly enhances our ability to provide you with a true online community, facilitating your expressed need for more robust communication. Members can find one another in our Directory, send messages and e-mail, create blogs, engage in topical Forums and Interest Groups, and much more. We hope you will explore and take advantage of everything the site has to offer!
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DO MORE WITH MORE!
NELLCO offers members a vehicle for collaboration. As our mission states in part:
Together NELLCO libraries collaborate to maximize resources and to support the missions of their institutions.
At a time when libraries across the board are being asked to do more with less, collaboration makes it possible to do more with more. We meet these mission objectives through collaborative licensing and purchasing of resources, through consortium-based projects and programs, through our Interest Groups' activites, and by remaining nimble as an organization so that we can respond to change readily.
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Innovation is another defining characteristic of NELLCO. Innovation always contains an element of risk, and a law library acting alone may not have the resources to assume the risks or costs of doing something new. By sharing costs and spreading risks across the consortium, NELLCO is a safe haven, where members are able to experiment, often at the bleeding edge, without the fear of failure.
In almost 30 years of collaboration, NELLCO members have developed and implemented many innovative projects, and there are many more on the horizon. With the rapid pace of change in our profession, it's no longer simply a matter of thinking outside the box. To be truly innovative, burn the box!