3 Team Leaders:
Technology, Systems & Discovery Team
User Services Team
Archives Advisory Group
The Archives Advisory Group was convened to reconsider and re-conceptualize the vision and mission of the Archives. That work has successfully produced substantive revisions of both statements and rekindled efforts to refine a guiding portfolio for the Archives of documents such as a collection development, acquisitions, and deaccession policies.
Members: Steve Head, Jessica Hornbuckle, Som Linthicum, Michael O’Malley
Date Organized: 8/11/2014
Original Charge: Space planning, with a particular focus on the organization of the physical collection. A key issue is how best to respond to the growth of the circulating collection & the limited space available on the 2nd floor. Many of us have had all kinds of conversations about what might make sense – do we move oversize materials, where best to locate the media collection, what will reference look like when the weeding is done, how best to use available space on the 1st floor, can we add shelving in certain locations to highlight areas of the collection & provide growth space … and so on. We need invest a group with responsibility for leading the discussion & making decisions about these issues & related space-use questions. And since they intersect the primary responsibility areas of Jenny (facilities), Som (user experience), and Cetoria (collection maintenance), they will form the committee, with Cetoria convening.
Members: Michelle Horton, Jenny Kleine, Som Linthicum, Cetoria Tomberlin
Student Work Supervisors
Coordinate student work-related activities for Memorial Library.
Members: Jessica Hornbuckle, Michelle Horton, Jenny Kleine, Amanda Mays, Michael O'Malley, Cetoria Tomberlin
Discuss and coordinate matters related to professional librarian positions and responsibilities. Meets monthly. Facilitator through fall 2017 is Amanda Mays.
Members: Sherre Harrington, Steve Head, Jessica Hornbuckle, Som Linthicum, Amanda Mays, Michael O'Malley, Jeremy Worsham
The group is asked to complete the process in time for implementing any changes at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester.
Memorial Library’s public programing activities – exhibits, speakers, displays, readings, and other types of programs – are in general guided by the library’s Mission Statement, which states, in part:
Memorial Library strives to uphold the principles of academic freedom and encourages/fosters cultural diversity, creative expression, intellectual growth and a respect for the dialogue generated by differing points of view.
And the Institutional Effectiveness Plan:
Goal 2: Become the intellectual commons where users interact with ideas in both physical and virtual environments to expand learning and facilitate the creation of new knowledge.
Goal 5: Engage the campus and broader community through multiple strategies in order to advocate, educate, and promote the value of the library.
Public programming may also serve to promote access to and awareness of collections and services, as well as other goals of the library.
Develop a guiding document that expands on the library’s mission and goals for public programming, for discussion with the full library staff. Complete the process in time to implement any changes for the fall 2017 semester.
The Public Programming Committee is asked to consider the following questions: