Mid Managers Working Group
Disbanded November 21, 2008
- Facilitate a coordinated approach to library services between and among units.
- Share information.
- Work cooperatively to find cross-unit solutions to changes in budget and staffing.
- Explore opportunities for cross-unit training.
- Provide feedback and recommendations to the Director’s Advisory Council as appropriate.
The formation of a mid-managers group was recommended by the 2005 consultant’s report and approved by the Assistant Directors. The group will be flexible in its thinking and open to creative approaches to problem solving. The group will coordinate its activities with other working groups and library departments, as warranted. Working groups will establish procedures and make policy within the scope of their responsibilities. Working groups are accountable for their decisions and are expected to share decisions with library colleagues using standard working group procedure. Any proposals generated by a working group that require funding for implementation must be referred to the Director’s Advisory Council for funding review. Similarly, any proposals with very broad policy implications also need the Director’s Advisory Council review. The chair of the working group is expected to update the Director’s Advisory Council on its activities on a regular basis.
- Provide a venue for communication between and among units.
- Share information to develop creative approaches to user service.
- Work cooperatively to adjust to budget and staffing changes.
- Promote an environment that encourages and supports participation in library committees and task forces by staff in all units.
- Finance/Administrative Officer (representing LAO)
- Head, Access Services
- Head, Collections and Acquisitions
- Head, Bibliographic Control
- Head, Library Systems
- Head, Animal Health Library
- Head, Humanities/Social Sciences
- Head, Library Instruction
- Head, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
- Head, Science Libraries
- Head, Serials and Electronic Resources