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Open Forum Notes – Virtual and Embedded Librarians

 Divisional Structure Task Force
University of Illinois Library

 October 10, 2011

Library 428


Lynne Rudasill
Diane Schmidt
Sandy Wolf

Members Present:

Lisa Hinchliffe(chair)
Bill Maher
Sheila McGowan
Carissa Phillips

  1. What has changed since the division structure was implemented in 1993? E.g., changes in technology and communication channels, changes in number and type of employees, etc.?
  2. If we did not have a structure, what principles would be the foundation of an ideal structure? E.g., facilitates communication, minimizes hierarchy, etc.
  3. What are the strengths of the current divisional structure?
  4. What are the weaknesses of the current divisional structure

[Note: Group decided to discuss the first four questions in a single discussion.]

 5. If you could create any system, what would you create?