Deep Dive on the Research Library Ecosystem

The final of the Deep Dive sessions as described in the What’s Next? summary from the January retreat is on the Research Library Ecosystem – how does the University Library fit into the universe of research libraries and higher education? The session is being developed in collaboration with Tom Teper, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services. Our guest speakers will be Barbara Allen, Executive Director, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and James Michalko, Vice President, OCLC Research Library Partnership.

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Research Library Ecosystem Deep Dive
ACES, Heritage Room
August 26, 2015
8:30 – Registration, Coffee and Snacks
9:00-Noon – Speakers and Discussions

Library Advisory Committee Meetings

I had the pleasure of meeting with the Senate Committee on the Library (April 2) and the University Librarian’s Student Advisory Committee (April 17) to present the Library’s Strategic Planning Process and review the plans represented in the What’s Next? posting in detail.

Both groups were enthusiastic about the Strategic Planning work and the way that the University Library is aligning its plan with the campus strategic plan. The University Librarian’s Student Advisory Committee also provided specific suggestions for how to engage students in the process.

I will meet again with both groups in the fall in order to provide an update on the process as well as gather their feedback on the draft Framework for Strategic Action that we will have prepared by then.

Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Strategic Planning