Check Out Consortium Membership to Enhance Collection Development

Recorded On: 06/16/2022

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All types of libraries can benefit from memberships in consortiums. One of the main benefits is lower costs in access to digital materials. Hear from two types of consortiums about how their members save money and expand their collections.


Any librarian who is interested in building a robust collection of materials for their patrons can benefit from attending this webinar. Cost is of utmost importance in most collection development decisions today and this webinar will provide librarians with another tool to keep costs down and improve access to information.


  1. Attendees will learn about different types of consortiums that they may become members of.
  2. Attendees will learn about the benefits of membership that enhance collection development opportunities.
  3. Attendees will be able to look at different consortiums and perform a cost-benefit analysis in determining if membership is right for them. 


  • Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, New York Law Institute
  • Stephanie D. Davis, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Corie Dugas, NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc.


  • Duane Strojny, Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University

AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Information ManagementMarketing + Outreach, Management + Business Acumen

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Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, Executive Director, has over three decades of law library management and legal research experience.  At NYLI, Lucy coordinates a top-notch team that provides its members with a one-stop digital branch by offering leading-edge services, electronic resources, access to print materials, and developing strategic partnerships with vendors, consultants, and other research institutions. Prior to joining NYLI she was director of two mid-size IP law firm libraries.  During her career, Lucy worked as a catalog, interlibrary loan, and reference librarian at state court, law school, corporate legal department, and federal agency law libraries in New York City giving her a broad perspective on the legal information industry.  Lucy is very active in AALL and its chapters where she has served in many leadership roles and been recognized for her contributions to law librarianship.  In 2021 SLA acknowledged her outstanding achievements with the Dana Gordon Special Librarian of the Year Award.

Stephanie D. Davis is the Manager of Group Purchasing at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), a position she has held since 2019. In this role, Stephanie is responsible for leadership and oversight of the MCLS group purchasing service. In 2021, MCLS conducted $23 million dollars of subscription business. Stephanie’s work involves negotiating subscription terms and eResource license agreements with over 70 vendors. Open Access and Shared Print are some of Stephanie’s additional responsibilities! Prior to coming to MCLS, Stephanie served as an academic librarian, working in reference and instruction and also as a library director. She graduated with a MS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and also holds a Master in Business Administration from Spring Arbor University. Spare time pursuits include reading and spending time in the great outdoors in Traverse City, MI where she lives.

Corie Dugas has served as the Executive Director of NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc. since 2017. As the leader of an international consortium of over 125 institutional members, Dugas primarily establishes and maintains relationships and contracts with vendors, hosts continuing education and professional development programs for librarians and library staff, and supports collaborative projects. Prior to joining NELLCO, Dugas worked as the Head of Outreach and Access Services at Saint Louis University’s law library. She began her library career at the University of Kansas in 2004.


Duane Strojny joined WMU-Cooley in 1995 as Head of Information Services for the law school library. He was named Acting Director of the library in 2002 and oversaw the dedication of the library in founder Thomas E. Brennan's name. He became the Associated Dean for Library and Instructional Support, overseeing all aspects of the library operation, in July 2002. Before joining WMU-Cooley, Duane served as Head of Reference for Marquette University Law Library 1992-1995, Reference/Collection Management Librarian for Marquette University Law Library 1990-1992, Reference Librarian for the University of Miami Law Library 1989-1990, and Night/Weekend Supervisor at the Marquette University Law Library 1988-1989. Duane has participated in numerous panels and presentations on law library-related issues, and have authored several articles. More recently, he has served as a RIPS- SIS blogger for a number of years. He has taught the electronic research component of Research and Writing, Advanced Writing, advanced Lexis and Westlaw, and internet research since 1998. Most recently, he has taught specialized one-credit research electives as well as a required Advocacy course. He has been a member of AALL for over 30 years participating in a number of committees and special interest sections.


Check Out Consortium Membership to Enhance Collection Development
06/15/2022 at 11:00 AM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/16/2022
06/15/2022 at 11:00 AM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/16/2022
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