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

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