Answered By: Matt Laidlow
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2020     Views: 18

What should Research Assistants keep in mind when submitting loan requests?

Follow Copyright guidelines

If multiple chapters of a book are wanted request a loan of the book not copies of the chapters.

Tell us you are an RA and any other relevant details

Adding a note in your request such as "RA, any language, can wait" or just "RA" lets the ILL staff know the item requested is wanted regardless of what language it is or how long it will take Leaving out this information delays your request processing.

Coordinate with other RAs on your team

If multiple people are working on the same project having some method of tracking submitted requests is a good idea in order to reduce duplication of requests Try using a group Mendeley folder or a shared Google Drive document to keep organized.