Conversation with the Associate University Librarians (12/22/14)

On Monday, December 22, I met with the Associate University Librarians to discuss strategic planning and, in particular, the topics for the Library Retreat. We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using provocative statements, scenarios, and other types of discussion starters. Among the topics brainstormed were library space/facilities, user behavior and changes therein, workforce changes, the evolving scholarly record, partnerships, and liaison models. Our exploratory discussions were thought-provoking and served as a basis for drafting discussion prompts for the retreat.