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Title: Research Library Year in Review 2016

Abstract

2016 was a year of strategy, analysis and moving forward. We launched January with a strategic planning process. Building on the Lab’s Strategic Plan and Purpose Statement, we created a process that reached out to Lab leadership, scientists & engineers, and Research Library (RL) staff. An external consultant was engaged to help drive the process and to lead a fullday staff retreat. A survey was created and administered to staff, seeking feedback on priorities and direction. A parallel survey was created for stakeholders. Stakeholder questions began with the macro – from the external climate to Lab and division priorities – to the micro concerning priorities and directions for the RL. Stakeholders were personally interviewed by teams of two that included an interviewer and a scribe. These thirty-plus interviews were collated into a spreadsheet. A sociologist provided semantic analysis for the feedback, creating an impact document of the interviews. The full day retreat provided an opportunity for staff to build on their feedback as well as stakeholder feedback. A great deal of brainstorming led to categorized priorities and scenarios. The RL Compass Team, encompassing library leadership, moved the next stage of the process forward by taking retreat feedback and creating amore » first draft of a plan. Two more rounds of feedback with smaller staff groups as well as the Library Advisory Board led to the final plan. The core plan is included in this report.« less

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1375854
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-27354
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION; Information Science; library annual report

Citation Formats

Knudson, Frances Lynn, Varjabedian, Kathryn Ruth, Boorman, Helen A., Heckethorn, Susan Kay, and Magnoni, Dianna. Research Library Year in Review 2016. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1375854.
Knudson, Frances Lynn, Varjabedian, Kathryn Ruth, Boorman, Helen A., Heckethorn, Susan Kay, & Magnoni, Dianna. Research Library Year in Review 2016. United States. doi:10.2172/1375854.
Knudson, Frances Lynn, Varjabedian, Kathryn Ruth, Boorman, Helen A., Heckethorn, Susan Kay, and Magnoni, Dianna. Wed . "Research Library Year in Review 2016". United States. doi:10.2172/1375854. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375854.
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title = {Research Library Year in Review 2016},
author = {Knudson, Frances Lynn and Varjabedian, Kathryn Ruth and Boorman, Helen A. and Heckethorn, Susan Kay and Magnoni, Dianna},
abstractNote = {2016 was a year of strategy, analysis and moving forward. We launched January with a strategic planning process. Building on the Lab’s Strategic Plan and Purpose Statement, we created a process that reached out to Lab leadership, scientists & engineers, and Research Library (RL) staff. An external consultant was engaged to help drive the process and to lead a fullday staff retreat. A survey was created and administered to staff, seeking feedback on priorities and direction. A parallel survey was created for stakeholders. Stakeholder questions began with the macro – from the external climate to Lab and division priorities – to the micro concerning priorities and directions for the RL. Stakeholders were personally interviewed by teams of two that included an interviewer and a scribe. These thirty-plus interviews were collated into a spreadsheet. A sociologist provided semantic analysis for the feedback, creating an impact document of the interviews. The full day retreat provided an opportunity for staff to build on their feedback as well as stakeholder feedback. A great deal of brainstorming led to categorized priorities and scenarios. The RL Compass Team, encompassing library leadership, moved the next stage of the process forward by taking retreat feedback and creating a first draft of a plan. Two more rounds of feedback with smaller staff groups as well as the Library Advisory Board led to the final plan. The core plan is included in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/1375854},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}

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