Reconceptualization of Special Collections, University of Maryland

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Reconceptualization of Special Collections, University of Maryland

  1. 1. Reconceptualization of Special Collections, University of Maryland <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desider Vikor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MARAC Fall 2011 Meeting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bethlehem, Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> October 21, 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Impetus for Change at UM <ul><li>(1) broader organizational/institutional </li></ul><ul><li>factors (strategic plans for campus and Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>(2) new leadership (campus and Libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>(3) digital technologies </li></ul><ul><li>(4) reality of resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Framework for Change <ul><li>Switch: How to Change </li></ul><ul><li>When Change Is Hard </li></ul><ul><li>by Chip and Dan Heath </li></ul><ul><li>(Broadway Books, 2010) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Switch <ul><li>The basic problem: brain has two independent systems at work at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>(1) the emotional side: instinctive, feels pain and pleasure; image: the Elephant </li></ul><ul><li>(2) the rational side (reflective or conscious system): deliberates and analyzes and looks into the future; image: the Elephant’s Rider </li></ul>
  5. 5. Switch model <ul><li>Three-part framework that can guide you in any situation where you need to change behavior: </li></ul><ul><li>Direct the Rider: - Find the bright spots - Script the critical moves - Point to the destination </li></ul>
  6. 6. Switch model (contd.) <ul><li>Motivate the Elephant: - Find the feeling - Shrink the Change; - Grow your people </li></ul><ul><li>Shape the Path: - Tweak the environment - Build habits - Rally the herd </li></ul>
  7. 8. Compass Points <ul><li>We will be creative and responsive to change; identities are flexible and adaptable based on organizational priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone will have a baseline of knowledge about our Special Collections; people will have specialties that will develop and change over time. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Compass Points (contd.) <ul><li>We will value individual expertise and subject knowledge, and use them to support our strategic priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>We share ownership of the future of Special Collections. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Collections prides itself in placing the needs and expectations of our users foremost </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 10. Collection Areas <ul><li>University of Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>State of Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting and Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and Literature </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Social and Economic Movements </li></ul>
  10. 11. Functional Groups <ul><li>Researcher Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction & Outreach </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li> Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li> Desider Vikor </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Collection Mgmt. </li></ul><ul><li> & Special Collections </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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