Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Team Structure Review

A notice that we're going to review the team structure we implemented in 2013-14: 

Liaison team structure review task force: 2017-18

Goal: Examine the liaison functional and subject team structure implemented in 2013-14 to determine how well it is functioning and what changes should be made in response to evolving needs and University Libraries’ strategic priorities.

  1. Review weaknesses identified in our earlier (pre -liaison team) organizational model to determine what challenges still exist.
  2. Identify new liaison opportunities based on Libraries’ priorities and campus needs.
  3. Assess and review current team structure and team activities. How cross communication can be improved
  4. Make recommendations on the team structure to address challenges and new opportunities, and determine if alternative structures are needed

Report due in January 2018 to Libraries’ Administration

Task force members:
Anna Craft (co-chair)
Karen Grigg (co-chair)
Jennifer Motzko
Steve Cramer
Nick McCollister

Kathy Crowe (ex officio) 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report
Week of 8/14/17

Friends of the Library Fund - $2833.87
Women Veterans Historical Project Fund- $700.00
Enrichment - $1800.00

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OARS workshop dates

Confirmed dates for the workshops from OARS staff:

Workshop on working with patrons with "hidden" disabilities.  Presenters are Sharon Paige and Rusty Rogers. Same workshop presented twice: 

October 6th (Fri.) 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (Room 177A)

October 11th (Wed.) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Room 177A) 

Workshop on Adaptive Technologies. Presenter is Sidney Fletcher.  Same workshop presented twice:

November 6th (Mon.) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  (Room 177A)

November 10th (Fri.)10:30 am - 12:00 noon (Room 177A)

The workshops will be recorded. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 8/7/17

Enrichment - $150
Friends of the Library - $30
Women Veterans Historical Project - $100
Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 7/31/17

Enrichment - $100
Friends of the Library Fund - $125
Women Veterans Historical Project - $100
Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 7/24/2017

Enrichment -$225.00
Friends of the Library - $75.00

Friday, August 11, 2017

Service for Gaylor

There will be a service for Gaylor Callahan on September 21 at 3 pm in the Virginia Dare Room.  A reception in the Mary Foust parlor will follow.  Mary Foust is the home of the Warren Ashby Residential College and Gaylor was in the 1st class of WARC (it had a different name then) and it was very meaningful to her. They are naming a study after her.

Last night I found this poem that Gaylor wrote about the infamous Bindery doughnut.  It's a great way to remember her wit and talent so I wanted to share:

An Occasional Poem on the 15th Anniversary of a Wondrous Pastry

The Bindery Doughnut is turning fifteen
Let's stop and consider just what that might mean
If we eat more preservatives, sugar, and fat
Will we too have more lives than the average cat?
Are we sure to live longer, each sir and each ma'am?
Will our shelf life surpass that of Jell-O and Spam?
Instead of decaying, will we merely turn brittle?
How can we be like this remarkable vittle?
Oh, how to attain a comparative age?
Is it Bindery air?  Is it Thompson or Sage?
Could it be the CDs or the Halloween ghouls
Or the Bride of the Month or all those sports pools?
Whatever its secret, one thing we all see:
Health food is not all it's cracked up to be
Tofu, yogurt, and sprouts? NO!!!! (say it with feeling)
Our faith is in junk food that's hung from the ceiling!

-Gaylor Callahan
15 November 1995