Use of Teams in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 232 and Flyer 232.Report as inadecuate

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Published 10 times per year, SPEC Kits and Flyers contain up-to-date information on the latest issues of concern to libraries and librarians today. SPEC Kits and Flyers are the result of a program of surveys on a variety of topics related to current practice and management of library programs in the ARL membership. The Flyer is a summary of the status of a current area of interest; it comments on the present situation, reports on the results of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) membership survey and forecasts future trends. The Kit contains the Flyer and the best representative supporting documentation form the survey, as well as selected readings. The purpose of this particular SPEC survey was to get a more specific sense of the trend in libraries toward the use of team-based reorganization and to study how extensively ARL libraries are either making selective use of teams or reorganizing into team-based organizations. Results are discussed in terms of training, characteristic program features, and effectiveness of teams. Overall, the survey results indicate that while teams are a fast-growing feature of ARL libraries, there remains a reluctance to totally restructure into team-based organizations. (AEF)

Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Futures (of Society), Information Science, Library Science, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Organizational Development, Teamwork, Training, Trend Analysis

Association of Research Libraries, Dept. 0692, Washington, DC 20073-0692.

Author: Soete, George J., Comp.


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