The RapidILL Working Group consists of a team of library professionals who provide representation of the resource sharing community to Ex Libris Product Management. The working group is charged with carrying out a yearly NERS enhancement vote in collaboration with the Rapido Working Groups, supporting the yearly ELUNA User Group Meeting, liaising with the Ex Libris Product Team, and building a strong community.

Current Members

  • Working Group Chair – 2022-2024
  • Deputy Chair
  • Education (Conference Programming) Coordinator
  • Enhancement Coordinator
  • International Members at Large
  • Leader at Large
  • Rapido Working Group Representative
  • Secretary
  • Steering Committee Representatives
  • Ex Libris Representative: Mike Richins, USA

Chair Biography


Current Enhancement Process and Dates

The first NERS process for RapidILL and Rapido has completed For the 2023 cycle – this was our timeline.  The 2024 process and timeline are under review.

Rapido/RapidILL 2023 Actions and Events
August 1st Last chance to submit new enhancement requests for this year’s voting in NERS
August 2nd-
August 29th
The Enhancements Team reviews, dedupes, scopes, verifies, transfers to other NERS when necessary, and sets up the vote
September 5th-
October 17th
First round of voting
October 18th-
October 24th
The Enhancements Team reviews the results, and prepares them for Ex Libris to assign complexity points
October 25th-
November 7th
Ex Libris adds complexity points to the top voted results. The Enhancements Team determines if a second round of voting is needed
November 8th-
November 13th
Extra time assigned for clarification with Ex Libris
November 14th –
December 8th
Update**A second round of voting will take place if there are 25 or more voteable enhancements for the first round**
The NERS agreement states that Ex Libris will develop the accepted enhancements within one year

Current Roadmap / Action Plan

RapidILL Roadmap 2023-2024

Mailing Lists

RapidILL Listserv:

RapidILL ListServ Archives:[email protected]/

RapidILL Working Group bylaws and terms of commitment
1. All members must be Ex Libris and/or ALMA users
2. Members serve a minimum 1-year term (January 1st – December 31st), while the Chair and Deputy Chair serve a minimum of 2 years.
3. Membership vacancies will be advertised through the RapidILL email list
4. Membership shall not exceed more than 8 members

Annual Reports

As a newer working group, we don’t yet have reports to share but anticipate some for 2024.

Additional Documentation