Mikki Butcher

Director, Interlibrary Loan & Course Reserves

About me

I oversee an outstanding team that supports all aspects of resource sharing for JMU Libraries. ILL & CR staff obtain materials not owned by JMU Libraries for JMU patrons; loan JMU Libraries collections to colleagues around the world; and place high-use JMU Libraries course materials and Faculty owned personal copies on Course Reserve. We also facilitate the Scan & Deliver service, process ILL materials for campus delivery, and provide materials to eligible Distance Learners.

About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Units include Technology, Scholarly Resources and Discovery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Access and Delivery, and Metadata Strategies.

About Interlibrary Loan & Course Reserves

We provide Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Course Reserves services. 

ILL enables JMU students, faculty, and staff to request materials that are not available in any JMU Libraries collections. We acquire those materials from other libraries and document delivery vendors. We also provide these additional services:

  • Scan and Deliver: We scan articles and book chapters from the JMU Libraries print and microform collections and deliver the scanned materials electronically.
  • Distance Learners: We send ILL and JMU Libraries materials to eligible distance learners.

Course Reserves allows JMU faculty members to place high-use course materials on reserve for students to check out with shortened loan periods.