Below is a prioritized list of tasks for library staff to address in FY12. This is currently a draft document that will be finalized by the beginning of the fall semester.
To Address Immediately
Enhance the web site with an additional focus on
promotion and regular communication with users.
Team Leaders: Peter Koonz (ongoing); Maria Kessler McShane (developmental stage)
Begin: June 2011
Develop a coordinated effort to implement video
in library instruction and library promotion.
Team Leaders: Kate Moss; Peter Koonz
Team Members: Shawn Gilligan, Steve (wants to contribute video, but not necessarily be a member of planning group)
To Address Fall 2011
Form task force to recommend strategies that can
help develop a better understanding of the needs of library users and potential
Team Members: Steve, Regina
Create and implement an action plan for patron
Team Leaders: Kate
Team Members: Jay
Develop a method for providing information on
new materials via the web site or catalog
Team Members: Mary Lindner, Marisa
Create an internal survey of current
collaborative and outreach activities.
Team Members: Steve
Identify specific initiatives that will benefit
from interdepartmental collaboration (e.g., partner with The Office of
Diversity to better realize the College’s Goal 5 objective of recruiting and
retaining a more diverse workforce).
Team Members: Jay
Establish a planning group to develop
communication and promotional strategies for the library.
Team Members: Mindy
Develop a plan for placing library branding in
all appropriate virtual locations.
Team Members: Marisa
Establish a task force to recommend and
establish tools and procedures for advancing the library’s use of Social
Develop a more robust schedule of meetings for
full staff participation in planning and develop strategies that will improve
communication among library departments and across all staff.
Regularly test new technologies to better
understand the various tools patrons use to interact with library systems.
Team Members: Mary Lindner