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dc.contributor.authorHackman, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorLuckert, Yelena
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T10:27:21Z
dc.date.available2018-01-10T10:27:21Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-09
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2CV4BT03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/20252
dc.descriptionPresentation to ReThink It! 2018 conference, January 8-10, 2018, at the University of Texas, Austin, TXen_US
dc.description.abstractSince mid-2012, the division of Public Services at the University of Maryland Libraries has been involved in an ongoing experiment in the way the Libraries’ primary services are led and managed. The speakers, representing two of four directors in the division of Public Services, manage the vast majority of the division’s librarians and support staff and some of its most important collections and services, including reference and research assistance, library instruction, access services, learning and research commons, makerspace, and more. The past five years have brought substantial reorganizations of staffing, collections, spaces, and services, to improve Libraries services to our users, and to position the Libraries and its staff for the future. These changes, based on carefully collected data and assessment, include: - Merging reference and circulation service points - Implementing new chat and virtual reference services - Re-defining the role of librarians and staff, and adjusting responsibilities and workloads - Shifting from a collection-centric to service-centric model - Staff development and training These changes have required the speakers to move toward deeper collaboration, even co-managing, units which are typically separate (and, in some libraries, antagonistic toward one another.) Communication has been key to these efforts, as has a willingness to put aside old divisions and ways of doing things and to think about the best way to design and deliver future-oriented library services. This presentation will explore the speaker’s experience with co-managing public services in a large academic library. It will cover some of the successes and failures as a way to highlight best practices and potential pitfalls of collaboration across units to create the next generation of library services.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Administrationen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Managementen_US
dc.subjectChange Managementen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Public Servicesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Collectionsen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Spacesen_US
dc.titleBreaking Down Barriers: Co-Managing and Transforming Public Servicesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland Librariesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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