Alexander Campbell King Law Library University of Georgia School of Law Team Management Structure [Graphical Representation]
Facilities Sr. Admin Secretary Rotate: 2 add’l Libr. 1 staff Acquisitions/ Cataloging Catalog Associate Catalog Asst (FT) Catalog Asst (PT) Serials Assoc Serials Asst Acq Asst Binding Asst Bookkeeper
Circulation Circ Manager Circ Asst Rotate: 2 add’l Libr. Acq/Cat Rep
Computing Services Comp. Serv. staff Rotate: 1 add’l Libr.
Instructional Technology Help Desk Mgr Circ Mgr
Public Relations Sr. Admin Secretary Rotate: 1 add’l Libr, 1staff Special Collections, Archives, Preservation Binding Asst Rotate: 1 Cat staff; 1 add’l staff
Instructional Support Specialist
Reference Library Systems
Collection Management Librarian Access Services Librarian Computing. Services Librarian Foreign International Librarian Faculty Services Librarian
Acquisitions/ Serials Librarian
Law Library Director
Teams Acquisitions/Cataloging Team Circulation Collection Development Computer Services Facilities Information Technology Library Systems Public Relations Reference Special Collections/Archives/Preservation Steering Group
The philosophy of the Law Library’s management structure highlights the involvement of all staff in decision-making processes, appropriate to each person’s level of expertise. The “flat” structure contrasts with more hierarchical organizations in which authority is concentrated in a few positions at the top of a vertical structure. This difference in approaches is most easily illustrated by the absence of “middle management” positions, such as Associate Directors at the UGA Law Library. The policy setting body for the Law Library is the Steering Group [S.G.]. In addition to the Director, all professional librarians and team leaders are members of the S.G. In keeping with noncentralized management philosophy, chair of the S.G. rotates among the members. In addition to representation by supervisors and participation on teams, staff members not on the S.G. have an opportunity to voice opinions and exchange views through quarterly staff meetings. Responsibilities for implementing policies and procedures fall to one or more of the Law Library’s teams. All staff are members of at least one management team. Teams are designed to foster interdepartmental communication through representation on teams outside the members’ primary job responsibilities (e.g., technical services personnel serve on public services teams, and vice versa). Current teams, with brief description of their scopes and members, are: TEAM ACQUISITIONS/CATALOGING SCOPE Acquire and provide access to all forms of materials the library selects for use by patrons Oversee circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and photocopy services Manages selection and cancellation of materials for the Law Library collection Develop and implement computing policies, procedures and solutions to meet technology needs Identify and prioritize facilities problems, coordinate cleaning Oversee and plan enhancements of library computing systems MEMBERS All staff in Acquisitions and Cataloging, plus the Coll. Mgt Librarian All Circulation staff, plus two add’l reference librarians and one Acq/Cat representative Director, all dual-degreed librarians, and the Acq/Serials Librarian Director, Computing Services Staff, CS Librarian, plus one add’l reference librarian Sr. Admin. Secretary, Collection Mgt Librarian, plus two add’l reference librarians and one staff Catalog Librarian, Acq/Serials Librarian, CS Librarian, Coll. Mgt Librarian, Access Serv.
Support and promote classroom technology
Coordinate library outreach Identify, prioritize, and develop reference services beyond the desk Select, process, catalog, and manage materials for special and archival collections; preservation activities for entire collection; disaster planning
Librarian Instructional Support Specialist, CS Help Desk Mgr., Circ Mgr., Foreign/Int’l Librarian Director, Sr. Admin. Secretary, Faculty Serv. Librarian, plus one add’l reference librarian and one staff member All reference librarians Faculty Serv. Librarian, Binding Asst., plus one add’l Cat. staff and one librarian or staff
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS/ARCHIVES/ PRESERVATION [SCAP]
Subteams within these teams are created by the S.G. as needed. Current subteams include: Web Bridge (under C.S.); Budget (S.G.); Disaster Planning (SCAP); and Home Page Usability (Reference). The S.G., at an all-day retreat dedicated to this purpose, assures the dynamic compatibility of the management structure with evolving Law School current needs through an annual review.