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Work Management And The Academic Library, Elizabeth Martin, Lynn Sheehan Jun 2014

Work Management And The Academic Library, Elizabeth Martin, Lynn Sheehan

Elizabeth Martin

This presentation will discuss how best to manage work focusing on leadership and management roles. It will look at three aspects of work management; people, process and ideas; examining the importance of staff development, training and hiring; as well as allowing professional development and leadership opportunities for your staff. The presenters will close by sharing library specific work/time management tools.


One Model For Creating A Career Ladder For Library Support Staff, Jane Fama, Elaine Russo Martin Jun 2014

One Model For Creating A Career Ladder For Library Support Staff, Jane Fama, Elaine Russo Martin

Jane Fama

This article describes a unique career ladder model for library support staff. Major components include a promotion in place opportunity based on specified achievement levels, competencies, cross training, and measurable evaluation. The authors discuss the background, development, and program description of the career ladder model.


Introducing Agile Principles And Management To A Library Organization, Daniel Forsman, Peter Hansson Jun 2014

Introducing Agile Principles And Management To A Library Organization, Daniel Forsman, Peter Hansson

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

Libraries are pressured to adapt to changing conditions due to user demands, behavior, emerging technologies and a need for cost-efficient solutions. Software companies have turned to agile development to stay competitive and to deliver working solutions in a short timeframe. Agile processes are built upon co-operation, iterative workflows and delivering working solutions with a high business value. Agile development and management in an agile organization constitutes a controlled framework of principles with a promise to ensure that the organization focuses on the right things and is able to adapt to new needs.

The Library at Chalmers University of Technology in …


Matching Staff And Projects, Ruth E. Bryan Apr 2014

Matching Staff And Projects, Ruth E. Bryan

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study Of Students And Research Faculty, Jake R. Carlson, Michael Fosmire, Chris Miller, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Apr 2014

Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study Of Students And Research Faculty, Jake R. Carlson, Michael Fosmire, Chris Miller, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Michael Fosmire

Researchers increasingly need to integrate the disposition, management and curation of their data into their current workflows. However, it is not yet clear to what extent faculty and students are sufficiently prepared to take on these responsibilities. This paper articulates the need for a data information literacy program (DIL) to prepare students to engage in such an “e-research” environment. Assessments of faculty interviews and student performance in a geoinformatics course provide complementary sources of information, which are then filtered through the perspective of ACRL’s information literacy competency standards to produce a draft set of outcomes for a data information literacy …


Assessment Strategies For Technical Services (Presentation), Rebecca L. Mugridge, Nancy M. Poehlmann Jan 2014

Assessment Strategies For Technical Services (Presentation), Rebecca L. Mugridge, Nancy M. Poehlmann

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

This presentation describes a number of qualitative assessment practices that can help technical services managers assess their effectiveness. Strategies include process improvement initiatives, customer service surveys, focus groups, benchmarking, and more.


Getting Around To Being Strategic, Margaret Brown-Sica, Rice Majors Jan 2014

Getting Around To Being Strategic, Margaret Brown-Sica, Rice Majors

Staff publications, research, and presentations

IT strategic planning for libraries is broken down into eight one-hour steps that can be adapted to meet the planning needs of any size library IT organization, making the process more approachable by reducing the perceived amount of time involved in such a strategic process. Tips for approaching each of the eight steps are also included.


Managing The Merger Of Archives And Special Collections : Setting Our Own Agenda., Caroline Daniels, Delinda Stephens Buie, Rachel I. Howard, Elizabeth E. Reilly Jan 2014

Managing The Merger Of Archives And Special Collections : Setting Our Own Agenda., Caroline Daniels, Delinda Stephens Buie, Rachel I. Howard, Elizabeth E. Reilly

Faculty Scholarship

At the University of Louisville a merger of archives and special collections had been discussed for decades, but for a variety of reasons, always dismissed. There were practical reasons in favor of it, but there were some significant internal barriers that made it easier to keep things as they were. But in 2012 things changed. Heightened appreciation for the traditional and emerging roles of special collections in university libraries, institutional budget concerns, key retirements and gradual replacement of people resistant to change, and an inclusive approach to planning, all aligned to make the merger seem like a natural progression for …