Library Committee Handbook

Open Forum Notes – Librarians Outside of the Main Library

Divisional Structure Task Force
University of Illinois Library

October 13, 2011

Grainger Commons


Sarah Williams
Lisa Romero
Greg Youngen
Susan Braxton
Chris Quinn
Pat Allen
Paula Carns
Megan Hayes

Members Present:

Tina Chrzastowski
Lisa Hinchliffe (chair)
Bill Maher
Sheila McGowan

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? 

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

6. Conclusion