Position Request Form
Literatures and Languages Implementation Team
New Service Models Program
In Fall 2009, a planning team composed of Library faculty and staff from an array of Library units directly involved in providing services in support of literatures, linguistics and the languages of Western Europe and their diaspora was convened to continue earlier discussions about how to best support these areas. The Team agreed that a new library unit, "The Literatures and Languages Library," that would bring together the collections and services currently provided by English and Modern Languages and Linguistics libraries should be "established on the 2nd floor, near the Main Stacks and other humanities collections."
The Implementation Team now being charged is asked to plan for the establishment of this new unit in 225 and 200D Library, and the integration of reference collections in the component areas with the current reference materials in Room 200 and the Main Stacks Reference materials, as appropriate. The service program should be grounded in the Library's ongoing commitment to developing rich collections of materials in all formats, both print and digital, and to providing access to subject specialists who support the use of those materials.
The Literatures and Languages Planning Team also recommended that Kolb Proust not be a part of the Literatures and Languages Library, but further discussion regarding the best location and administrative alignment for this program should commence once the Kolb Proust Librarian returns from sabbatical.
The Literatures and Languages Implementation Team (LLIT) is charged with developing a service profile, a space program, and an implementation plan for the proposed new unit. This team is expected to build upon the work of the Literatures and Languages Planning Team. The LLIT will:
The group shall submit a report with its recommendations to the University Librarian by May 15, 2010.
At least 2 librarians/bibliographers from the English Library
At least 2 librarians from Modern Languages Library
Librarian or AP from History, Philosophy & Newspaper, RRGIS, Undergrad and/or Rare Books and Manuscript Library
Staff member(s) from English and/or Modern Languages Library
Faculty from outside the Library
1 faculty member from English who served on the Fall 2009 planning team (if possible, one of the two are on sabbatical)
1-2 faculty members from the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics who served on the Fall 2009 planning team
Submitted to the Executive Committee for consideration: January 28, 2010
Approved by the Executive Committee: