Collaboration among libraries is the central tenet of modern library consortia. A number of underlying principles are crucial in effective consortial efforts and include the attitudes of library management and staff, putting resources towards collaborative efforts, the need for active participation, and a proactive effort to build a community based on trust relationships. The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries was built on these concepts and continues to thrive after 40 years.
"What Library Collaboration Means to Me: Perspectives from an Academic Consortium Director,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol11/iss3/2