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A ZSR Values Statement      a meeting to help produce a rough draft                   April 26, 2012Task Force members:Bob...
Why We Are HereTo distill what you considerto be the most importantvalues of ZSR Library.
Agenda1.   What are values statements?2.   Examples of values statements3.   Baseline reading4.   Discussion5.   Possible ...
1. What are values statements?• Values: broad preferences concerning  appropriate courses of action or outcomes.• Values S...
1. What are values statements?“Core values are deeply ingrained principles that guide allof a company’s actions; they serv...
1. What are values statements?• Mission Statement: gives a clear, concise, and  specific description of organization’s pur...
(and a reminder)Mission Statement: The mission of the Z. SmithReynolds Library is to help our students, faculty,and staff ...
(and a reminder)Vision Statement: Wake Forest University library users will have many choices for information inthe next t...
(and a reminder)Vision Statement (the short version): The Z.Smith Reynolds Library will be the first andfavorite source fo...
(and a reminder)Values Statement: ???
2. Examples of Values Statements  American Library Association
2. Examples of Values Statements University of Richmond Library
2. Examples of Values Statements    Duke University Libraries
2. Examples of Values Statements       UNC-CH Libraries
2. Examples of Values Statements    UNC-CH Health Libraries
2. Examples of Values Statements   Drexel University Libraries
2. Examples of Values Statements William & Mary – Student Life
2. Examples of Values Statements Davidson – Finance and Admin.
3. Baseline Reading• We created a comprehensive list from the  values survey we distributed as well as from  conversations...
3. Baseline ReadingWhen answering, please consider:• Is this more of an aspirational value of ZSR?• Is this an existing va...
Academic freedom   We value the knowledge and experience our staff and faculty bring to their work and the academic freedo...
Balance       We value each other and the balance we seek to     achieve between our professional and personal lives.1.   ...
CaringWe care about our colleagues, supporting each other in  our work and in personal milestones. We also care about the ...
Collaboration     We value collegiality and working together in a team                         environment.1.    Epitomize...
Culture of Connectedness We value our ability to build connections with our colleagues and the WFU community either face-t...
Diversity      We support and appreciate differences: of opinion,  perspective, culture, race, socioeconomic status, color...
Dynamic We value the energy that exists in our dynamic environment, the  enthusiasm of our colleagues, and the fun in our ...
Flexibility We value the flexibility we have in our work, so long as our work                   is done in a high quality ...
Friendliness     We value our welcoming role on campus, the fact that we are                   both approachable and frien...
Independence     We value the freedom and professional autonomy we have to     explore ideas and take risks in order to pr...
Innovation We value a creative environment that allows us to explore new   ideas and services and re-envision what librari...
Knowledge We value knowledge in traditional sources and formats, as well as knowledge that is developed in newer sources a...
Leadership     We value the role of the library and seek to be a leader in the          field, as well as a leader in Univ...
Learning Organization  We are intellectually curious and expect to continue to learn,    grow, and develop. We do this amo...
Library as Place  We value the library as a physical place for students to gather and for people to meeting across discipl...
Mission-Focused We value our community and seek to help our faculty, students,                    and staff succeed.1.   E...
Open   We value openness in transparent governance, in publication through the Open Access movement, and in technology thr...
Positive We value positive attitudes and a focus on doing the right thing.1.   Epitomizes ZSR2.   Present at ZSR3.   Neutr...
Productivity     We value getting work done. We are action oriented and hard                              working.1.     E...
Quality of Work  We value high quality work and focus on details and the user      experience to ensure the highest qualit...
Respected     We value that we are appreciated on campus and by our     administration and that people trust our informati...
Stewardship     We value good stewardship of our materials including the          preservation of history and the story of...
Success We value success and celebrate our own as well as the success of                    our students and faculty.1.   ...
Traditional Values &Forward Thinking We value the discovery of traditional and newer resources using      current tools to...
Variety             We value variety in our work.1.   Epitomizes ZSR2.   Present at ZSR3.   Neutral at ZSR4.   Less Typica...
Wellbeing         We value the wellbeing of our colleagues.1.   Epitomizes ZSR2.   Present at ZSR3.   Neutral at ZSR4.   L...
4. DiscussionWhat do you believe are the most importantvalues that should be included?
4. DiscussionAre there any other values that should beadded?
4. DiscussionAre there any values that are aspirational ratherthan representative of ZSR as it currentlyoperates?
4. DiscussionFor the statement:What format should our values take?• Narrative• Bulleted list• Annotated list• Other
4. DiscussionFor the statement:Should we separate out the values we have forourselves vs. our services? Or keep themcombin...
4. DiscussionWould it be helpful for this group (or anespecially interested subset) to reconvene?
5. Possible Re-Polling
Enter question text...1.   Epitomizes ZSR        20%   20%   20%   20%   20%2.   Present at ZSR3.   Neutral at ZSR4.   Les...
Enter question text...1.   Epitomizes ZSR        20%   20%   20%   20%   20%2.   Present at ZSR3.   Neutral at ZSR4.   Les...
Enter question text...1.   Epitomizes ZSR        20%   20%   20%   20%   20%2.   Present at ZSR3.   Neutral at ZSR4.   Les...
6. Wrap Up and Next Steps• We will contact those who were unable to  attend today and wanted to provide input.• We will cr...
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  1. 1. A ZSR Values Statement a meeting to help produce a rough draft April 26, 2012Task Force members:Bobbie Collins | Mary Reeves | Lauren Pressley
  2. 2. Why We Are HereTo distill what you considerto be the most importantvalues of ZSR Library.
  3. 3. Agenda1. What are values statements?2. Examples of values statements3. Baseline reading4. Discussion5. Possible re-polling6. Wrap up and next steps
  4. 4. 1. What are values statements?• Values: broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of action or outcomes.• Values Statement: an expression of a companys or individuals core beliefs. Can be thought of as “guiding principles.”
  5. 5. 1. What are values statements?“Core values are deeply ingrained principles that guide allof a company’s actions; they serve as its culturalcornerstone.”• Set standards of conduct that are considered important• Guide the behavior of individuals in the organization.(from Nelson, W. and Gardent, P. (2011). “OrganizationalValues Statements.” Healthcare Executive. pp. 56-59.)
  6. 6. 1. What are values statements?• Mission Statement: gives a clear, concise, and specific description of organization’s purpose• Vision Statement: presents what the organization wants to be, with direction for the future• Values Statement: specifies how the organization will conduct its business to fulfill the mission and vision
  7. 7. (and a reminder)Mission Statement: The mission of the Z. SmithReynolds Library is to help our students, faculty,and staff succeed. We do this by providingunparalleled service in managing, delivering andteaching the use of scholarly content andinformation technology.
  8. 8. (and a reminder)Vision Statement: Wake Forest University library users will have many choices for information inthe next ten years. Scholarly books and journals that used to be available only in print will beincreasingly, and sometimes exclusively, available in digital format as well. Scholarly journals, inparticular, will be almost completely transformed to a digital form. Changes in promotion andtenure requirements and the culture of each discipline will drive changes in scholarlycommunications in every field of academic inquiry. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library will lead theevolution and adaptation to changing information technologies. As new technologies becomeavailable and are adopted by scholars in the field, the Library will lead the campus in accessing,assessing, and teaching the use of new sources of information that are critical to the mission ofthe University.The Library also recognizes its responsibility as a cultural institution to preserve the uniqueprimary resources in its care. While the digitization of these resources is highly desirable so thatthey may be used by a global audience, their preservation as physical cultural artifacts is equallyvital.As a physical place, the Library will further its evolution from a container of books and journals toan active learning place that is the academic center of campus. Students and faculty will chooseto come to the library to learn about new resources, obtain help in using them, and collaboratewith others to produce creative new expressions of ideas.
  9. 9. (and a reminder)Vision Statement (the short version): The Z.Smith Reynolds Library will be the first andfavorite source for Wake Forest users in theirquest for knowledge.
  10. 10. (and a reminder)Values Statement: ???
  11. 11. 2. Examples of Values Statements American Library Association
  12. 12. 2. Examples of Values Statements University of Richmond Library
  13. 13. 2. Examples of Values Statements Duke University Libraries
  14. 14. 2. Examples of Values Statements UNC-CH Libraries
  15. 15. 2. Examples of Values Statements UNC-CH Health Libraries
  16. 16. 2. Examples of Values Statements Drexel University Libraries
  17. 17. 2. Examples of Values Statements William & Mary – Student Life
  18. 18. 2. Examples of Values Statements Davidson – Finance and Admin.
  19. 19. 3. Baseline Reading• We created a comprehensive list from the values survey we distributed as well as from conversations we have had.• If something is missing, we should be sure to discuss it after we’ve taken the baseline reading.• We’ll go through this list very quickly
  20. 20. 3. Baseline ReadingWhen answering, please consider:• Is this more of an aspirational value of ZSR?• Is this an existing value of ZSR?• Is this value unusually strong within ZSR?
  21. 21. Academic freedom We value the knowledge and experience our staff and faculty bring to their work and the academic freedom we have in the development of our work, in classes, in scholarship, and in professional involvement.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  22. 22. Balance We value each other and the balance we seek to achieve between our professional and personal lives.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  23. 23. CaringWe care about our colleagues, supporting each other in our work and in personal milestones. We also care about the larger Wake Forest University community, and helping the larger community succeed.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  24. 24. Collaboration We value collegiality and working together in a team environment.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  25. 25. Culture of Connectedness We value our ability to build connections with our colleagues and the WFU community either face-to-face or via online and social media networks. We strive to create a sense of “being in it together” environment and that there are no outsiders (i.e., sense of belonging).1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  26. 26. Diversity We support and appreciate differences: of opinion, perspective, culture, race, socioeconomic status, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  27. 27. Dynamic We value the energy that exists in our dynamic environment, the enthusiasm of our colleagues, and the fun in our workplaces.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  28. 28. Flexibility We value the flexibility we have in our work, so long as our work is done in a high quality way.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  29. 29. Friendliness We value our welcoming role on campus, the fact that we are both approachable and friendly.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  30. 30. Independence We value the freedom and professional autonomy we have to explore ideas and take risks in order to provide better service.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  31. 31. Innovation We value a creative environment that allows us to explore new ideas and services and re-envision what libraries can be.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  32. 32. Knowledge We value knowledge in traditional sources and formats, as well as knowledge that is developed in newer sources and published using newer models.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  33. 33. Leadership We value the role of the library and seek to be a leader in the field, as well as a leader in University discussions.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  34. 34. Learning Organization We are intellectually curious and expect to continue to learn, grow, and develop. We do this amongst ourselves through professional development, from each other, and through access to cultural activities. We also seek to instill lifelong learning in our students whenever we have contact with them.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  35. 35. Library as Place We value the library as a physical place for students to gather and for people to meeting across disciplines. We provide spaces for the WFU community to host events and enrichment programs that engage the intellectual and cultural lives of the community.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  36. 36. Mission-Focused We value our community and seek to help our faculty, students, and staff succeed.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  37. 37. Open We value openness in transparent governance, in publication through the Open Access movement, and in technology through the use of Open Source software.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  38. 38. Positive We value positive attitudes and a focus on doing the right thing.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  39. 39. Productivity We value getting work done. We are action oriented and hard working.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  40. 40. Quality of Work We value high quality work and focus on details and the user experience to ensure the highest quality. We seek out professional development to ensure we are operating according to current best practices.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  41. 41. Respected We value that we are appreciated on campus and by our administration and that people trust our information and services.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  42. 42. Stewardship We value good stewardship of our materials including the preservation of history and the story of WFU.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  43. 43. Success We value success and celebrate our own as well as the success of our students and faculty.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  44. 44. Traditional Values &Forward Thinking We value the discovery of traditional and newer resources using current tools to help our users find the best possible information. We also value the exploration of new search tools to keep up with our users’ changing expectations.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  45. 45. Variety We value variety in our work.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  46. 46. Wellbeing We value the wellbeing of our colleagues.1. Epitomizes ZSR2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR
  47. 47. 4. DiscussionWhat do you believe are the most importantvalues that should be included?
  48. 48. 4. DiscussionAre there any other values that should beadded?
  49. 49. 4. DiscussionAre there any values that are aspirational ratherthan representative of ZSR as it currentlyoperates?
  50. 50. 4. DiscussionFor the statement:What format should our values take?• Narrative• Bulleted list• Annotated list• Other
  51. 51. 4. DiscussionFor the statement:Should we separate out the values we have forourselves vs. our services? Or keep themcombined?
  52. 52. 4. DiscussionWould it be helpful for this group (or anespecially interested subset) to reconvene?
  53. 53. 5. Possible Re-Polling
  54. 54. Enter question text...1. Epitomizes ZSR 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR 1 2 3 4 5
  55. 55. Enter question text...1. Epitomizes ZSR 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR 1 2 3 4 5
  56. 56. Enter question text...1. Epitomizes ZSR 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%2. Present at ZSR3. Neutral at ZSR4. Less Typical at ZSR5. Rare at ZSR 1 2 3 4 5
  57. 57. 6. Wrap Up and Next Steps• We will contact those who were unable to attend today and wanted to provide input.• We will create a draft document and distribute via Lib-L for final comments and discussion• Draft statement is due to the Dean’s office on May 11th.

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