Thursday, May 31, 2012

Breakout Session – Lightning Teams

Lightning Teams
Summary from LAUC Assembly - May 10, 2012  (Afternoon Breakout Session)

Small focused group, quick fix
Single issue – depth of vision
Composition:  Diversity of opinion
Balance size and speed with broad representation
Planning tool: Campus expertise
Three People per “pod” – single issue
Time schedule – report back to campus? LAUC?   SOPAG?

Which issues are appropriate?
Who to report back to

LAUC systemwide
e.g. training
implementing subject specialists
·         Project Management
·         Can we train ourselves or do we hire someone else?
·         Structure for training – gain expertise: Send person for specific training
·         e.g. UCSB copyright

Lightning Team
Train in specific area
Re-train colleagues

Being together – engaging with each other
Training the trainer

Benefit to our users
Subject knowledge or copyright
Collaboration:  Evaluating resources, technology for user needs.

e.g. Chat Service

Lightning Team
For e.g. after HOPS and committee deliberation
Six week study & implement

Narrow charge:
Simple charge; well-defined
Separate lightning teams on pieces of problem
Someone in charge of storm
Group decides what lightning is –
Then a couple go to different campuses and give show on how to implement

Most effective at grass-roots, lowest in-the-trenches level.

What are most important do-able problems –
Which would lend themselves
People committed –
Turn-around time
Results –

What lends itself to lightning?
e.g.  gap in Distance Education
·         Identify it
·         Identify practices
·         Implement

Free up time for people to do this – 100% focus

Breakout Session – Skills and Training

Skills and Training
Summary from LAUC Assembly - May 10, 2012  (Afternoon Breakout Session)

Market Library to users as “user friendly” and relevant
-          I.D. opportunities to make a difference
-          Fulfill a demand users didn’t know they needs (proactively)

Fluency with outreach through new communication mechanisms
[Social media/marketing principles]

Skill at crafting “elevator” speeches
-          Demonstrate effectiveness and benefits of Library research

Formal/Informal/Ad Hoc [on our own]
-          Basic competency & expert level
Training Skill Sets

New Grads                              Experienced
*  Collections                          *  Data
*  Data Curation                      *  Project Management
*  Project Management             *  Copyright
*  Copyright                            *  Public Speaking

Awareness of Library Services and Strengths
Play role in programs and systems used on campus/research

Broader Skills
·         Entrepreneurial Skills
Ex:  Matching a need with something library can or should provide
·         Collaborative
·         Data Analysis
·         Flexible and proactive
-          Increase presence in departments
-          Embedded in curriculum
-          Awareness of trends

·         Marketing Services
·         Communicate Value

Breakout Session - Communications

Summary from LAUC Assembly - May 10, 2012  (Afternoon Breakout Session)

Outreach to:
  • Campus online education groups
  • Office of Research
  • Alumni
New education initiatives – awareness
Librarian representation
  • Faculty senate
  • Academic Federation
Write self into grant proposals
Embedded with researchers
LAUC Facebook :)

Seminars on data management -
Informs researchers
Frame workshops in same vocabulary as audience
            e.g. where should I publish?  (no “open access”)
Have events for student chapters of IEEE
Share with each other 
  • Videos
  • Clearinghouse to share info about Librarian “tasks” among LAUC members
  • Skillsets
  • Info for new hires
  • Succession planning
  • Share local practices, etc.

Breakout Session - Shared Service Models

Shared Service Models
Summary from LAUC Assembly - May 10, 2012  (Afternoon Breakout Session)

How to Keep Pace with User Expectations
Given Decreasing $
-          What of standard for digital reference?
-          Where will subject librarians (et expertise) go when subject libraries close?

User Expectations – subscriptions to everything online (suggested by WorldCat and Google)
-          Cross-campus access to e-books
  • -          Immediate gratification 9though not necessarily through library)
  • -          Immediate ILL borrowing
  • -          Local assistance
Solutions?  Library services modeled after UC path
  • -          Consortial e-books
  • -          Systemwide proxy access?  Shibboleth?  (Problem w/non-Tier 1 resources though)
-          Re-focus on ‘One Library’ concept (e.g. ‘UC Undergraduate Library’)
-          Systemwide subject guides w/ tab for local-only resources

-          Shared bibliographers (for languages, at least)
o   for cross-campus (and institution) instruction?

-          Problem: Funding for shipped shared resources
o   (ILL, preservation of rare items)

Distance Education will require local proctors (most look toward libraries for such services)