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Lansing Community College Library

Library Teams: Department Improvement

All the teams in the LCC Library, a description of their purpose, and a listing of their charges and responsibilities

Description

The Department Improvement Team (DIT) is responsible for long range planning, decision-making, and setting priorities for all aspect of library services and operations in the context of college-wide planning processes.

Charge

The Department Improvement Team leads library strategic planning and reviews progress towards library goals. It helps foster communication with the rest of the library regarding long range planning, library policy changes, and improvement processes. It ensures that library decisions are student centered and support the learning mission of the college.

The Department Improvement Team has responsibilities for the following areas:

  1. Department strategic planning.
  2. Department goal setting, monitoring, and evaluation.
  3. Approving department policies, regulations, and improvement processes.
  4. Serving as a sounding board for testing new ideas.
  5. Fostering an innovative and collaborative team culture.
  6. Sharing information from within and outside the library which impacts library services.
  7. Evaluating the effectiveness of library teams and team structure.
  8. Promoting a model of service excellence.
  9. Establishes work groups to address specific projects and needs.
  10. Evaluating the team's effectiveness.

Team Communication

Team meetings are open to all staff. Agenda of each upcoming meeting will be e-mailed in advance of the meeting. Team members will share in meeting facilitation and note taking. Meeting notes are e-mailed to the library distribution list (SS-LIBRARYSTAFF@lcc.edu) no later than one week following the meeting. Agendas and meeting notes will be made available in the department shared files.

Team Representation

  • Lead Reference and Liaison Librarian
  • Library Instruction Coordinator
  • Technical Services and Systems Manager
  • Web Services Librarian
  • Electronic Resources Management Librarian
  • Access Services Supervisor (rotates annually)
  • Communications Manager
  • Library Business Specialist (Budget and HR)
  • Part-time Library Rep. (rotates annually)
  • Student Representative
  • Library Director