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News — Libraries

  • October 31, 2014
    October 31, 2014 —

    All Projects Completed

  • October 20, 2014
    October 20, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Librarians from KU Libraries, Dykes Library, and Wheat Law Library led an Open Access author fund criteria review meeting with faculty from the KU Med Center campus and the KU Lawrence campus

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete
  • October 3, 2014
    October 3, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries, Wheat Law Library, and Dykes Library (KUMC) are working together to compile annual Association of Research Libraries (ARL) statistics.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • No new updates.
  • September 22, 2014
    September 22, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete
  • September 5, 2014
    September 5, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Project complete—reporting significant development in on-going operationalization: On August 13, unveiled plans for a new service model to the Edwards Campus, to be implemented January 2015, that replaces the physical branch service model with an on-site consultant librarian and enhanced remote delivery services for electronic and current physical collections.  The new model aligns with the Libraries’ efforts to leverage new and emerging technologies and saves significant student payroll dollars.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • No new updates.
  • August 25, 2014
    August 25, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • August 11, 2014
    August 11, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Faculty and staff from KU Libraries, KU Law and KU Med collaborated to upgrade the Voyager Integrated Library System

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete
  • July 28, 2014
    July 28, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete 
  • July 14, 2014
    July 14, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • June 30, 2014
    June 30, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • A team of librarians from KU, KU Law, and KUMC met for planning regarding the One-University Open Access fund at the University of Kansas. The team is reviewing criteria for applications. The new funding cycle is expected to start September 1.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.
  • June 16, 2014
    June 16, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries administration is currently communicating with Wheat Law Library administration regarding storage costs at the Library Annex.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.
  • June 2, 2014
    June 2, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries leadership and Dykes Library (KUMC) leadership met on May 16 to further discuss collaboration opportunities.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • May 19, 2014
    May 19, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.
  • May 5, 2014
    May 5, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • This project is complete.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • April 21, 2014
    April 21, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Dean Haricombe shared key themes resulting from post-reorganization focus group feedback at the All Staff meeting and identified prioritized action steps. This project is now considered complete, though assessment regarding efficiency levels is ongoing.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Identified a time/date in May for a site visit and meeting between KU Libraries leadership and Dykes Libraries leadership to further discuss collaboration opportunities.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.
  • April 7, 2014
    April 7, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Dean’s Cabinet met to identify key themes resulting from post-reorganization focus groups feedback.
    • The search for a metadata librarian concluded.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • March 24, 2014
    March 24, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Conducted focus groups for KU Libraries faculty and staff between 3/3 and 3/10 to gauge progress regarding the implementation of the new organizational structure (initiated in May 2013).

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.
  • March 10, 2014
    March 10, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • KU Libraries leadership discussed new positions in support of library strategic initiatives.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries hosted an information-sharing luncheon for the KU Open Access Advisory Board and Open Access Departmental Liaisons. Presenters included Dean Haricombe, Ada Emmett (Head, Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright), and Allison Reeve (Law Librarian).

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.
  • February 24, 2014
    February 24, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries hosted the New Literacies Alliance Regents Libraries Meeting on Feb. 12 with the goal of moving forward with the creation of a Digital Literacy module. The module will focus on translational skills that can apply to students’ higher education as well as lifelong learning.
    • Dean Haricombe and Associate Dean Miller met with Vice Chancellor Cook and staff at the Edwards Campus to discuss facilities upgrades for the Regents Center Library.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • February 10, 2014
    February 10, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • January 27, 2014
    January 27, 2014 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU-Lawrence and KU-Med libraries have licensed with PeerJ to offer a pre-paid model for faculty, graduate students, and researchers to publish with this open-access publisher in the sciences. The model allows up to 38 KU and KU-Med faculty, graduate students, and staff to publish one peer-reviewed manuscript per year for their lifetime. More details will follow at the Feb. 18 meeting of the OA Board and OA Faculty Liaisons.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • Project complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • Project complete.
  • January 13, 2014
    January 13, 2014 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • A task force, including members from KU Libraries and Dykes Library (KU Medical Center), successfully negotiated the renewal of the contract with Elsevier
    • Dykes Library unveiled a new organizational structure that includes positions that mirror the new organizational structure of KU Libraries; KU Libraries leadership is engaged in ongoing consultation with Dykes Library leadership regarding this reorganization
    • KU Libraries and Wheat Law Library are collaborating on programming and an exhibition for the April 2014 Brown v. Board of Education Symposium

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete
  • December 9, 2013
    December 9, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries and Risk Management co-hosted a meeting to discuss disaster planning, business continuity and risk management, including participants from Spencer Museum of Art, Biodiversity Institute, Dole Institute of Politics, Athletics Corporation, Law Enforcement Training Center, Design & Construction Management, Facilities Services, Dykes Library (KUMC), Wheat Law Library, and Regents Center Library (Edwards Campus).

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • Project complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • Project complete.
  • November 25, 2013
    November 25, 2013 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • KU Libraries hired a data services librarian (start date: January 6).

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • November 11, 2013
    November 11, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Faculty and staff from KU Libraries and Wheat Law Library coordinated events to celebrate Open Access Week 2013 (10/21-24).
    • Dean Haricombe and Vice Chancellor Loffredo (KUMC) consulted regarding the strategic planning process for Dykes Library.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • Completed

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • Completed
  • October 28, 2013
    October 28, 2013 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • This project is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries and Dykes Library (KUMED) are working together to negotiate the procurement of a large journal package.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • This project is complete.
  • October 14, 2013
    October 14, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • We have closed the fines payment service point in Watson and reassigned staff to other service points. Online fee payment is now operational. This project is considered closed and complete.

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • Completed
  • September 27, 2013
    September 27, 2013 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • Following recent automation, one third of late fees are being collected online resulting in efficiency in use of staff time.
  • September 16, 2013
    September 16, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • KU Libraries has begun the transfer of Library IT resources to Central IT.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Completed
  • September 3, 2013
    September 3, 2013 —

    Library Annexexplore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Servicesstrategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Completed annual assessment of Libraries Strategic Directions, Phase I
    • Kick-off of Phase II Strategic Directions, integrating plan implementation with the Libraries’ newly commissioned Cross-Functional Teams

    Cross-campus Librariescollaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Feesupdate policies

    • No new updates.
  • August 19, 2013
    August 19, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • The second year of the “One University” Open Access Publishing Fund was launched on July 1. As of this update period, approximately 50% of the funds have been distributed.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete
  • August 5, 2013
    August 5, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Transitioning consolidation of services at Watson Fines Desk.

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete
  • July 22, 2013
    July 22, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Initiated online collection of fines.

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete
  • July 8, 2013
    July 8, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries, Dykes Library (KUMC), and Wheat Law Library held an initial meeting as new members of the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) initiative.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • June 24, 2013
    June 24, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • 1 FTE retired without replacement (Library and Campus Mail).
    • Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies started work.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No current updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates.
  • June 10, 2013
    June 10, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • KU Libraries launched searches for a data librarian position and a metadata librarian position.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Dean Haricombe invited Karen Cole (Dykes Library, KUMC) and Joyce McCrary Pearson (Wheat Law Library) to join KU Libraries colleagues for a leadership retreat in order to further collaborate among the libraries.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • May 24, 2013
    May 24, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries and Dykes Library (KU Medical Center) joined ORCHID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and will work together to determine an implementation plan.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates.
  • May 13, 2013
    May 13, 2013 —

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • New organizational structure in effect as of May 1.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • April 30, 2013
    April 30, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Complete

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • New organizational structure finalized; it will go into effect on May 1.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Libraries and Dykes Library (KUMC) co-signed an agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to participate in MedPrint, the Medical Serials Print Preservation Program. KUMC materials will be housed in the Library Annex.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • April 15, 2013
    April 15, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Due to a cohort of fully trained new inventory staff and increased efficiencies in Annex inventory/accessioning workflows, Annex monthly accessioning rates currently equal that of summer 2010, when Annex inventory/accessioning employed 3.25 more FTE and 4 more student employees than now.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Rollout of new organizational design continued with further internal position appointments.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Dean Haricombe, Karen Cole (Dykes Library, KU Medical Center), and Joyce McCray Pearson (Wheat Law Library) identified four actions regarding de-duping/de-accessioning; Open Access and Open Data/publishing; cataloging and metadata; and curriculum support design.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • April 1, 2013
    April 1, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Materials from Dykes Library (KU Medical Center) newly received at the Annex.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Rollout of new organizational design continued, including internal position appointments.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Dean Haricombe met with Karen Cole (Dykes Library, KU Medical Center) and Joyce McCray Pearson (Wheat Law Library) to identify further opportunities for collaboration and/or consolidation.
    • New communication channels put in place to improve communication between KU Libraries, Dykes Library and Wheat Law Library.
      • No new updates.
  • March 18, 2013
    March 18, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Dean Haricombe met with the Organizational Review Team regarding their comprehensive report.
    • Rollout of the new organizational structure was initiated.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Meeting with Dean Haricombe, Karen Cole (Dykes Library), and Joyce McCray Pearson (Wheat Law Library) scheduled for March 19 to discuss further opportunities for collaboration and/or consolidation.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • March 4, 2013
    March 4, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Organizational Review Team submitted comprehensive report to Dean Haricombe.
    • Interim Coordinator for Assessment and Special Projects engaged in compiling cost analysis data related to Access/Reference services.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Meeting to discuss progress and next steps for Open Access Authors’ Fund scheduled for 3/19.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates.
  • February 17, 2013
    February 17, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Organizational review team finalized report due February 15

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Staff compiling comprehensive report with recommendations
  • February 4, 2013
    February 4, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Organizational review team engaged in crafting report due February 15.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Meeting to finalize recommendations and needed action steps rescheduled for 2/8.
  • January 22, 2013
    January 22, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Interim coordinator for assessment and special projects began work to design and implement an assessment program.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Meeting scheduled for January 30 to finalize recommendations and needed action steps.
  • January 7, 2013
    January 7, 2013 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates
  • December 26, 2012
    December 26, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates
  • December 10, 2012
    December 10, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No new updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Moving forward with assessment position to further embed efficiency into operations.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Working with eCommerce committee regarding online payments.
  • November 26, 2012
    November 26, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Funding approved for film storage module construction
    • Will begin loading additional KUMC journals

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Reorganization study group continued to survey staff

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No new updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No new updates
  • November 12, 2012
    November 12, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • New hires for Annex processing started work.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Reorganization study group continued to survey staff.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Open Access Publishing Fund launched; author requests reviewed by 3-member team (staff from KU Libraries, KU Medical Center Library, and Wheat Law Library).

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Worked with IT staff regarding processing payments via credit card.
  • October 29, 2012
    October 29, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Completed hires for Annex processing.
    • Investigated Annex rental opportunity; proposal declined.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Reorganization study group surveying staff.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Continued discussions regarding cooperation and collaboration.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • Meeting with IT project staff scheduled.
  • October 15, 2012
    October 15, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Access granted to new Annex facility.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No current updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates
  • October 1, 2012
    October 1, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Waiting for access to new Annex facility.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Collaborating with faculty/staff from Wheat Library and Dykes Library on activities to promote Open Access Week (October 22-28).

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates
  • September 17, 2012
    September 17, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No current updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Developing Open Access Authors Fund implementation with KU Libraries, KU Medical Center, and KU Law Library.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates
  • September 4, 2012
    September 4, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • In the hiring stage for additional staff resources to process materials into the Annex

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • Analyzed and reported FY2012 salary savings from held vacancies and realignments

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No current updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates
  • August 20, 2012
    August 20, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No current updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No current updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • A team is exploring the option of a non-refundable billing fee, which is prevalent at many of our peer institutions. These fees compensate for staff time and resources in billing for items not returned, and they cannot be reduced or waived by desk staff or supervisor on duty.
  • August 6, 2012
    August 6, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No current updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • A new organizational review team is now underway and meeting twice a month. The team will assess the current organizational structure, identify major functions therein, and make recommendations for an organizational structure, with the goal of positioning the library organization and staff for the future.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • The KU Libraries Cataloging Department has begun the first of a series of training sessions to introduce cataloging staff to Resource, Discovery and Access (RDA), the new international cataloging code being implemented by libraries around the world. This training will be provided to the KU Libraries' staff along with staff from the Wheat Law Library and Dykes Library at the KU Medical Center.

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • At KU, the current fine rate for overdue inter-library loan materials is $1 per day, which is less than most of our peer institutions. A team is currently exploring options that would allow us to raise the rate to $2 or $3 per day.
  • July 23, 2012
    July 23, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Plans were made with the KU Libraries and the KU Medical Center Library to accession additional KU Medical Library materials into the Annex this fall when the addition to the Annex is complete.

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No current updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • A significant percentage of our unreturned items and unpaid bills originate from non-KU borrowers, due in part to the limited consequences and restricted collection tools we have for motivating non-KU users to return items and/or pay fines. A team is currently exploring three strategies to improve fee collections from this group.
  • July 9, 2012
    July 9, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No current updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No new updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • KU Med and KU Lib have explored models to create a guidelines and criteria for establishing an open access author fund at KU

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • A team is working to create a new billing reminder system, which is intended to result in improved collection rates. The new will be in place by fall 2012, and assessment will occur during the course of the fall semester.
  • June 25, 2012
    June 25, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • No current updates

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • A new organizational review team will launch July 1. The team will assess the current organizational structure, identify major functions therein, and make recommendations for an organizational structure, with the goal of positioning the library organization and staff for the future.

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • No current updates

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates
  • June 11, 2012
    June 11, 2012 —

    Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options

    • Plans were made with the KU Libraries and the KU Medical Center Library to accession additional KU Medical Library materials into the Annex this fall when the addition to the Annex is complete

    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels

    • No current updates

    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses

    • Conversations are underway with Law library to discuss collaboration in scholarly communications activities

    Fines and Fees: update policies

    • No current updates
  • May 29, 2012
    May 29, 2012 — Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels
    • The libraries' strategic plan draft was shared with deans and other university stakeholder during the past two weeks. Feedback will be reviewed by the strategic planning steering committee, and may inform conversations about staffing and services.
    Fines and Fees: update policies
    • Discussion regarding fines and fees policies and online fine collection continue with KU IT
  • May 14, 2012
    May 14, 2012 — Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options
    • Construction dates were recently reviewed and determined to be on target.
    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels
    • No current updates
    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses
    • KU Libraries and Wheat Law Library collaborated on "Day on the Job," a professional development program for current library and information masters degree students.
    Fines and Fees: update policies
    • No current updates
  • April 30, 2012
    April 30, 2012 — Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options
    • No current updates.
    Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels
    • The libraries' strategic plan draft was shared with library faculty and staff, as well as the Library Faculty Senate, during the past two weeks. Feedback will be reviewed by the strategic planning steering committee, and may inform conversations about staffing and services.
    Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses
    • Conversations are underway with Law library to discuss collaboration in scholarly communications activities.
    Fines and Fees: update policies
    • Discussion regarding fines and fees policies and online fine collection continue with KU IT. Additional meetings are scheduled for May.
  • April 16, 2012
    April 16, 2012 —
      Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options
    • No current updates.
    • Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels
    • The strategic planning steering committee is currently evaluating staffing considerations for each of the four main goals within the libraries' new strategic plan. The plan is scheduled to be complete by July.
    • Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses
    • The Law Library will now participate in the Electronic Theses and Dissertation process, which is implemented by KU Libraries, due to their new degree program.
    • Fines and Fees: update policies
    • No current updates.
  • April 2, 2012
    April 2, 2012 —
      Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options
    • No current updates.
    • Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels
    • No current updates.
    • Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses
    • The leaders from each library now hold regular monthly meetings.
    • Fines and Fees: update policies
    • We are currently researching peer institution interlibrary loan fines and fee caps.
  • March 19, 2012
    March 19, 2012 —
      Library Annex: explore other revenue or usage options
    • Initiated discussions with another Regents institution regarding potential shared storage.
    • Library Staffing and Key Services: strategically reassess efficiency levels
    • We are currently engaged in a strategic planning exercise, which will drive staffing needs and decisions.
    • Cross-campus Libraries: collaborate and/or consolidate across all campuses
    • [In planning/pending]
    • Fines and Fees: update policies
    • [In planning/pending]
  • March 5, 2012
    March 5, 2012 —
    • In February, the libraries cancelled the Springer eBooks package and will move Springer books to a combination of electronic and print demand driven acquisitions. This will offset rising costs for electronic and print resources.
  • February 13, 2012
    February 13, 2012 —

    Construction on the Library Annex addition is moving forward. The addition may support the opportunity of leasing space to third parties or accelerating intake of KU materials.

  • January 31, 2012
    January 31, 2012 —

    KU Libraries launched working groups to explore four main goals in the libraries' emerging strategic plan. Instructions to the working groups asked members to recognize that reorganization and realignment may be imperative to meet our vision as an active partner in teaching, research and learning at KU.

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