Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian at the University of Denver has written an editorial for Collaborative Librarianship entitled *Whither ILL? Wither ILL: The Changing Nature of Resource Sharing for E-Books*. He insists that libraries are justifiable proud of interlibrary loan as a delivery system for print books but it is “not the right system at all for delivering e-books.” Instead he says that “a short-term lease – a cost somewhere below the costs involved in traditional ILL – we could greatly improve efficiency and get the book to the user almost immediately.” He also notes that “the major e-book vendors (EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary, and NetLibrary) already offer these services or are considering them seriously.”
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.