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Wednesday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
29 Breaking Silos, Changing Mindsets: A Year in the Life of a Copy Cataloging Team

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In order to meet the changing needs of our users and to keep pace with changes in technical services, the summer of 2016 provided the perfect opportunity for reorganization of the Resource Description and Discovery Program. To reflect the program’s emphasis on resource discovery, staff formerly in separate receipt and cataloging units were brought together to form the new Monographic Receipt and Discovery Services group (MRDS).
For the new team to succeed, former members of cataloging had to learn about receipt procedures for gifts, firm orders and approval plans while the receipt group was expected to build on their cataloging knowledge in order to increase the amount of incoming material fully processed at receipt. One of our main goals was to reduce handoffs to other teams, making more resources available to users in less time, and freeing up "Original" cataloger time for more detailed projects.
This poster session will show the positive and negative outcomes of combining two groups with similar yet different functions, breaking down siloed behavior and developing a cohesive and productive team.

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Monica Crabtree

Supervisor, Resource Description and Discovery Services, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401