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1 Planning Collaborative Spaces in Libraries
Planning Components Barbara I. Dewey, University of Tennessee ACRL/CNI Workshop June 20, 2003, Toronto

2 Goals of Session General Issues/Challenges
Planning Checklist Discussion Agreements, Policies

3 General Issues Flexibility for changing needs, technologies
Possibility of “phased” approach Recognition of different partner cultures Sustainability for people, equipment Startup and long-term funding sources Campus buy-in, incentive programs Legal issues

4 Preliminary Planning Need/rationale Project scope
Key champions – project sponsorship Key administrators Partners for implementation Partners for operation

5 Project Kickoff Method (team, committee, departments)
Required team skills Resources, commitments for planning Assign roles Team formed

6 Project Definition Project tracking, outcomes
Accountability and reporting Refine mission, goals Confirm service philosophy with partners Preliminary timeline Preliminary budget Basic ground rules

7 Space Identify requirements programmatic physical technical strategic
New construction or remodeling? Identify potential sites Assess sites based on requirements, cost, etc. Recommend site to champions

8 Research/Assessment Conduct focus groups, interviews
Refine mission/goals Consider ongoing evaluation/assessment plan

9 Personnel Determine personnel needed Identify available personnel from
partners Identify need for new personnel, HR requirements Acknowledge/plan for cultural differences between partners Training needs for current, new personnel Address expertise needs Address cultural needs

10 Budget – Building/Infrastructure
Seek “players” for building budget Develop building, remodeling budget

11 Budget -- Operations One-time costs (hardware, software, training, launch) Recurring costs (minimum 3 year period) Personnel Technology, software, equipment refresh Marketing costs

12 Collaboration/Partnership Agreements
Identify need for agreements Develop agreements – Memo of understanding (MOU) Get sign-off from appropriate partners, administrators

13 Service Considerations
Hours of operation Staffing requirements Integration strategies with adjacent units, partners (i.e referral system, plan)

14 Marketing Marketing plan
Outline methods of communicating service (web, , brochures) Integrate information about facility, service with partners, campus outlets Develop launch plan (soft opening, opening event, etc.) Determine key participants for opening Consider dissemination of experience (presentations, publications)

15 Pre-Launch Analysis Basic components in place It works
Training completed Staff from collaborating departments aware of new service User support in place Initial assessment plan

16 Launch Invite staff first Role of early adopters, key faculty
Demonstrations, examples of service Timing of opening

17 Post Launch Successes Outstanding issues, problems
Strategies to resolve issues Implementation of post launch strategies

18 Communications Ongoing communication plan (reports, meetings)
Ongoing assessment of operation, goals, mission

19 Memo of Understanding Who What Length of agreement Service
Audience for service Governance Stakeholders Location Compatibility issues (signage, furnishings) posted and regular hours) Service philosophy Referral guidelines Timeline Assessment Signatures Copies to appropriate campus administrators/files

20 Facility/Classroom Policies
Description Definition of use Rules Governance Priorities for scheduling Hours & times Staff responsibilities Instructor responsibilities User responsibilities Forms for scheduling and process

21 Other Understandings User privacy policies
Acceptable use policies (AUPs) Intellectual property policies Adherence/interpretation of copyright laws Instructor/student ethics Use by general public

22 Sources of Funding “Regular” budget sources (long-term) Combination
External sources (start-up) Grants from foundations Federal grants

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