Peer Collaboration - TS-SIS Program - AALL Annual Meeting
Monday July 27, 4:00-5:15 pm
How many people think team management is a crazy idea? Why do you think it is crazy?
Who shudders to think about their work being dependent on others?
Who has attended meetings that were dominated by one person while others were mainly silent?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider attending our Peer Collaboration presentation (and bring a colleague!). We hope to address your concerns and make a believer out of you. If you'd like to provide any comments or feedback on this topic, feel free to add them below. We promise to discuss them in our session.
Now here's the official description of our presentation...
Colleagues, often from different departments, must frequently work together to achieve library goals. This can be difficult to manage as neither has supervisory responsibility for the other, and therefore, cannot set deadlines or duties for the other. Tensions can occur if they don’t understand each other’s goals and deadlines. Ideally, two colleagues can share the joys and pains of working together either as part of daily work or together on special projects. Issues to be addressed include how labor is divided, issues of joint supervision of staff, or equitable split of credit.
Wendy Moore and Carol Watson will describe the team management structure that has been successfully implemented at the University of Georgia Law Library for close to ten years now. Topics to be discussed include: a description of the UGA Law Library team management system, major concepts of team management, pluses and minuses, a pecha kucha view of real life scenarios in the UGA library, as well as tips for implementing the team structure in your library.
Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Georgia Law Library
Carol A. Watson, Associate Director for Information Technology, University of Georgia Law Library