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Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group

Sunday, June 24, 2012
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

US/Pacific (-7)

Join us for a lively discussion on rapid changes in staffing and workflow in electronic resources management. Following a 10-15 minute presentation by an invited speaker to spark discussion, participants will share experiences on a range of topics and key issues.

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ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group

Sunday, June 24, 10:30 am-12:00 pm in ACC-210C




Facilitator: Steven Sowell, Oregon State University Libraries


I. Discussion: "Transforming Workflows: Staffing for the Future" (10:30-11:30 am)


Jill Emery, Collections Development Librarian, Portland State University Library, will serve as a catalyst for our discussion on transforming workflows. Inspired by her remarks, some of the possible questions we will address in our discussion include:

  • What are some of the external environmental changes that have driven changes to workflows in your organization?
  • What specific events within your organization triggered change?
  • In broad terms, how were your workflows changed? What organizing principles guided the changes?
  • What challenges have you dealt with in changing workflows? What would you have done differently?
  • What metrics have you used or are using to assess the effectiveness of your workflow changes?
  • What staff training or professional development did you provide to prepare staff?
  • What experience, skills, or knowledge would you like to see new hires bring to your organization?


II. Planning for Midwinter ALA (11:30-11:50 am)


III. Other (11:50 am-12:00 pm)