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Structure Change: Structure Change

Upcoming Events

Work Group Mixer

Friday, May 8, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Ground level of Core (2 North, Main Library)

Please note: Assessment & Planning (Mike Perry) will not be represented at this meeting.

All staff preference forms are due to Jan Hayes by Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5pm.

(See the Implementation tab above for a download link to the preference form)

Past Events

Work Group Mixer

Friday, April 24, 3:30 – 4:30pm
1 South, Main Library
Please note: Access Services (Kurt Munson) will not be represented at this meeting


When/Where: Wednesday Mar. 11, 9am-5pm / Ver Steeg Lounge
When/Where: Wednesday Mar. 18, 9am-5pm / Ver Steeg Lounge
Who: All staff

Leadership Training with Maureen Sullivan

When:  December 17, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Where: 1 SOUTH Collaboration Space
Who:  All staff are invited

Please join Maureen Sullivan for a facilitated discussion on the next steps for the implementation process for the organizational restructure. We will also touch on the emotional aspects of change and share strategies for coping effectively.

The draft documents from Implementation Team Report can be found under the Implementation tab a the top of the page__________________________________________

Friday, Jul 25, 2014: Staff Open Forums with Maureen Sullivan   Edit/Delete    Stats

A series of three identical meetings to gather and discuss organizational restructuring ideas. Meetings in 1 South at 9:00-10:30, 10:30-12:00, or 1:00-2:30

Structure Change at the Library

Academic research libraries are changing.  The growth in new disciplinary fields, the emergence of technologically enhanced forms of scholarship and pedagogy, and the radical shifts in the publishing and media industries require us to develop innovative library and information services in a variety of areas – including data management, scholarly communication, assessment, instructional design, digital humanities, and user engagement -- to name just a few.   We must be creative and in some senses, entrepreneurial:  responsive to increasingly complex information management, receptive to rapid change, improving internal workflows, and willing to assess successes and failures with greater speed and agility.

We are currently discussing and developing new organizational models for the work of our Library, and these explorations have relied in part on the vision and recommendations of our culture change initiative.  Our ongoing project management training, executive team building and library training grid are other components of this multi-part cluster of organizational development work.  

The goals of structure change – as we currently view them – are to maximize the ability of our existing staff to ensure effective delivery of the high-quality resources and services needed by our illustrious and diverse university, and to develop a better workplace.  We can only achieve these goals if every Library staff member is committed to and engaged openly with the change processes.  We invite you to review the information collected here, and join us in the conversation.  Your comments and recommendations are both welcome.