Yale University Library

 

Staff Training and Organizational Development Committee

Minutes

Committee Site

Staff Training Portal

Reports to:
Associate University Librarian for Human Resources, Organizational Development and Community Relations

Mission:

The Yale University Library Strategic Plan highlights the importance of becoming a “flexible and agile organization.” Among the priorities required to achieve flexibility and agility is the call to: foster an environment of excellence and continuous learning, in which all members of our Library community develop their skills and potential.

The work of the Staff Training and Organizational Development Committee will be driven by the Library’s Strategic Plan and Core Values - i.e., Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Creativity/Flexibility and Open Communication. As our name suggests, our committee has a dual focus:

  1. To continuously support the personal and professional development of Library personnel, including but not limited to the attainment of the technical skills/knowledge required to accomplish the Library’s core tasks/functions.
  2. To work always with the aim of evolving/developing the Library as a vital/integral institution within Yale University.

We will do this by researching and recommending:

  • Strategies for facilitating continuing education at all levels in support of the Library's mission
  • Training and development activities that promote leadership skills/abilities among all library staff
  • The knowledge and methods required to effectively manage the many transitions integral to the evolution of the Library – i.e., the means to become a “flexible and agile” organization.

Activities include:

  • Training & Organizational Analysis based on
    • Environmental Data
    • Training Needs Assessment
    • Workplace survey data
    • Focus Groups and Interviews
    • Explicit ad-hoc requests
  • Consultation in the following areas:
    • Strategy planning
    • Training curriculum development
    • Team development
    • Change management
  • Oversight of STOD and Training web-sites
  • Training - design and delivery 
  • Brokering vendor training 

Members:
Susan Burdick: Divinity Library
Lucille Houde: Research Services and Collections
Ernie Marinko: Web, Workstation and Digital Consulting Services
Christine McCarthy: Preservation (Conservation Laboratory)
Joe Murphy: Science Libraries
Ernie Scrivani: Library Human Resources (chair)
George Stranz: Social Science Library
Diane Turner: Library Human Resources (sponsor)
Linda Veronneau: Organizational Development & Learning Center

Ex-Officio Members:
Diane Turner, Associate University Librarian for Human Resources, Organizational Development and Community Relations

Length of Service:
Two years

Membership:
Open.

Selection of Chair:
Appointed by the Associate University Librarian for Human Resources, Organizational Development and Community Relations

Term of Service of Chair:
Two years.

Principal Areas of Activity:
Library staff training & organizational development.

Information Submitted By:
Ernie Scrivani, Manager, Staff Training & Organizational Development

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