Boaz Nadav Manes, Lehigh University
Q. How has PALCI been important to you or your library?
A. “PALCI is extremely important to Lehigh. With the partnership’s help, we are able to be more innovative, take greater risks, and do so in a way that is scalable and measured. In addition, we count on PALCI best-in-kind ILL services to quickly and successfully fulfill our patrons’ requests and assist us to emphasize collections of priority and distinction. Our users love these services and praise us constantly for PALCI work.”
Q. What makes PALCI uniquely valuable to you or your library?
A. “PALCI creates a trusted network of dedicated professionals who are more than able to face together the many challenges libraries like ours face nowadays. We build collections and services together and imagine new systems to the benefit of our users. We are also not afraid to lean on each other to provide additional professional development opportunities and seek assistance from our peers when such is needed. We work extra hard on increasing the diversity and inclusion of our communities with actions and a strong commitment.”
Q. What would you say to someone at an institution that was considering joining PALCI?
A. “Library work without PALCI is much more complicated, costly, and boring – just join.”