Comments due to EC by June 3, 2011
Social Sciences, Health and Education Library Implementation Team
This implementation team will engage in operational and space planning for a new Library unit, the Social and Applied Health Sciences Library, which will provide support for research, teaching and learning in the applied health sciences, education, geography and the social sciences. The Social and Applied Health Sciences Library will take a deeply collaborative approach to the provision of library services in the social and applied health sciences by integrating collections and services to better support research and teaching across these subject areas and support problem-based inquiry into cross-cutting issues that bridge these disciplines. Located on the first floor of the Main Library in the spaces currently occupied by the Business and Economics Library and the Education and Social Sciences Library, the Social and Applied Health Sciences Library will include technology rich user spaces supporting collaborative work. The Social and Applied Health Sciences Library will be further supported by two new librarian positions.
Librarians serving Business, Economics and the School of Labor and Employment Relations will be engaged in a parallel process to implement a new model of service to these disciplines defined by participation in Library-wide reference and instructional programs, embedded services, and collaboration with Funk-ACES, Grainger and other library programs to support business-related research across campus.
1. Develop a fully-integrated service profile for the new unit that:
2. Work with the Assistant Dean for Library Facilities to develop a space program that fully integrates collections, services, user spaces and staff work spaces in the east wing of the first floor of the Main Library (i.e., the spaces currently occupied by the Business and Economics and the Education and Social Science Library). This process should focus on the creation of student-focused collaborative user space and other programmatic needs identified in the "Operational and Space Planning" section of the SAHS Planning Team Report (pp 12-13) and the [HISP Report, pp. 27-28].
3. Develop a model for the staffing and organizational structure of the new unit
4. Work with the Assistant Dean for Library Facilities and the NSM Coordinator to develop timelines and schedules for implementation, including:
5. Recommend a plan for assessing the effectiveness of the new configuration of collections and services.
6. Provide a report of the Team's discussions and planning recommendations to the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries by August 15, 2011.
1-2 librarians from ESSL:
Map and Geography Librarian:
1-2 librarians from the Social Science Division:
Librarian from Main/UGL not in the unit:
Staff member from ESSL or AHS: