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Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
Team 2 Final Presentation
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Team 2 Final Presentation
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Team 2 Final Presentation

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In LIBR 266, my team had to do a presentation on how we created a collection development policy manual for a (fictional) library.

In LIBR 266, my team had to do a presentation on how we created a collection development policy manual for a (fictional) library.

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  • The old clichés are true. Together, we are strong. We have each other's back.
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    • 1. LIBR 266-10 Group 2 Jacob Barillaro Caroline Han Michael Logan Rachel Schmidt
    • 2. Deciding on a Library
      • What kind of library to use?
        • We chose a public library for the following reasons:
          • Interest
          • Experience: professional, internship, volunteer
      • Existing vs. fictional
        • Adapted real-life public library into a fictional library
          • 11 vs. 3 branches
        • Reasons for creating a fictional library
          • Flexibility
          • Plug holes in actual data
          • Fun!
    • 3. Description of Library
      • 3 Branches
        • Springfield (pop.42,000)
        • Shelbyville (pop. 18,500)
        • Downingtown (pop. 14,500)
      • Collection consists of
        • 300,000 Books
        • 25,000 AV materials
        • Access to a number of electronic resources.
      • Other information
        • 34 employees currently work for SMCPLS.
    • 4. Unique Features
      • Main Branch
        • View of Santa Mira Bay
        • Redwood construction
        • Special collections
          • History collection: books, correspondence, biographies, and other documents of local importance
      • Shelbyville Branch
        • Special collection
          • Textbook collection: intended specifically for students visiting from nearby Santa Mira State University
            • Items often required reading in classes
            • Collection currently handled by SMSU textbook liaison
    • 5. Process
      • Process needs to be
        • Organic & flexible
      • First order of business
        • How to communicate
        • How often
      • Tools
        • Email & Angel discussion boards
        • Elluminate sessions
        • Collaborate via Google Docs
          • Each of us took sections that best suited our strengths
    • 6. Division of Duties
      • Elaborated on our introductions
        • Strengths & weaknesses
      • Discussed each assignment
        • Broke it down into sections
        • Volunteer system
        • Played to strengths & availability
    • 7. Communications
      • Elluminate Sessions
        • Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 8:30 PM
          • Regular contact prevented neglect
        • Plan out policy manual
          • Sound out ideas, put them up on whiteboard
          • Discuss and decide how to divide up chapters
      • Google Docs
        • Paste sections onto a new document
          • Members can edit or revise each other’s sections
          • Nature of Google Docs enabled true collaboration
    • 8. Communications II
      • E-Mail
        • ANGEL E-mail
          • E-mail whiteboard contents to all
        • Regular E-mail
          • Second means of communication after Elluminate
          • Conversation threads, notices, last-minute notes, questions
      • Message Boards
        • Used early in semester
          • Put up drafts for evaluation, bounced around ideas
          • Dropped after early chapters
    • 9. Problems & Resolutions
      • Clear communication eliminated most problems
        • Open among all members of group
        • Questions warranted resolutions
        • Contacted instructor as last resort
      • Overall we encountered no serious problems
    • 10. Lessons Learned
      • What did we learn about teamwork?
        • Regular communication is important
        • Someone will lead, motivate, & always step in when needed
        • Sense of humor is key to entire process
        • If you falter, others will prop you up
      • What was the most valuable part of the process?
        • Doing the details of the chapters
        • Division of labor
        • Developing as a group
        • Importance of external research
      • Any advice to future students?
        • Watch that Ken Hancock video on successful teamwork.
        • Have a game plan early, then be prepared to chuck it all.
        • Don't procrastinate!
        • Don't panic, everything can and will be done in time!
    • 11. Hope you enjoyed our presentation!

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