Submitted by Valerie Horton, Executive Director of the Colorado Library Consortium and Jim Minges, Executive Director of the Northeast Kansas Library System
The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) are pleased to announce a linkage between our statewide courier services. Started in January 31, 2011, Blue Sky Express links Colorado’s courier to many additional libraries in Kansas, and offers many Kansas libraries their first inexpensive, out-of-state delivery service. Almost from day one, the service has been delivering three full totes across state lines.
Blue Sky Express provides Colorado libraries with easy shipping access to over 34 Kansas libraries and Kansas libraries with access to nearly 65 libraries in Colorado. Blue Sky Express is a cost-effective delivery system, and a fast one, with deliveries running five days a week. For Colorado, instructions on using Blue Sky Express are available at http://www.clicweb.org/bluesky/bluesky.php. For Kansas Library Express, instructions for using Blue Sky Express are available at http://kslibexpress.mykansaslibrary.org/blue-sky-express/ .
Resource Sharing continues to thrive and grow in the Mountain/Plains area!