Library Reorganization and Realignment of Library Services
Drake Library engaged in a collaborative reimagining of our department. Our four newly formed teams are: Fulfillment, Assessment, Systems, & Technology; Information Literacy; Collections & Discovery; and Scholarly Communications & Special Collections.
Drake Library is preparing for a migration to a completely new Library Services Platform, Alma, as part of a SUNY-wide implementation to go live in July 2019. This new LSP will bring a myriad of changes behind the scenes as well as changing responsibilities for library staff.
This spring, Jennifer Smathers, interim library director, led the library through a collaborative reimagining of our organizational chart. We will be solidifying the mission and goals of the new teams before fall. Our four newly formed teams are:
Fulfillment, Assessment, Systems, & Technology
Collections & Discovery
Scholarly Communications & Special Collections
These new teams are recreating our library services from the ground up, employing Drake Library’s values of Purposeful Innovation, Empathy, Inclusivity, Intellectual Freedom, Leadership, and Respect.
While anticipating changes brought by the new Library Services Platform, the overall goal of the reorganization is for Drake Library to offer sustainable services while being a better place to both learn and work.
Our services may look different in the fall and you may work with a new librarian. We know that change can be hard; however, these efforts will help us realize our mission to “Empower our intellectual community to excel in the discovery and creation of knowledge, art, and scholarship.”
We will continue to communicate to keep you updated on new library services and workflows. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Smathers, email@example.com.
posted by jsmather [2018-05-24]
Jennifer Smathers, Interim Library Director. firstname.lastname@example.org, 395-2151