Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Consultant's report for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, December 13, 2016


Libraries everywhere are undergoing tremendous transformation in staffing, services, and collections. Archives and special collections are growing in importance and are moving quickly from the perimeter to the center of library activities and services. The University of Nebraska Lincoln Libraries invited me to conduct and facilitate a 1.5 day workshop/retreat on trends and strategic goals/initiatives for archives and special collections including review of the current organizational structure, staffing and services. The workshop/retreat focused on the following goals:

To hone strategic goals for UNL Archives and Special Collections over the next 3-5 years including evaluation of related staffing needs;

To identify priorities and initiatives;

To review and consider best practices and trends; and

To review the current organizational structure, staffing, and service.