Moving library Collections: first meeting of Task Force
First Meeting of the Shifting Task Force
The first meeting of the Task Force should be in person so that everybody can meet each other and you can get a sense of the group's dynamics. At the end of the meeting everybody should leave with a sense of what the project's goals are, how they'll know when the goal has been reached, why each was chosen to be on the team, what each member's individual responsbilities are, what the intial time-line for the project is, who's in charge of the project, how final decisions will be made, and how they're expected to relate to the group.
Small Groups: Expectations of Members
- Be creative.
- Advocate for and represent the needs of your area.
- Let go of that advocating when you see that the needs of the whole may be better served by a plan different than yours.
- Work for the good of the whole team, as well as the whole project.
- Let your strengths add to the vibrancy and health of the group.
- Be flexible.
- Be polite and courteous.
- Use the group's time carefully and considerately:
- Come to meetings.
- Be on time.
- Let us know ahead of time if you can't attend.
- Let others talk.
- Don't make the group coax you to talk.
- Don't sidebar: wait to share with the whole group.
- Be prepared: don't make us go over things you should have known before the meeting.
- Read email and papermail, listen to phone messages each day, and respond that day, if asked a question. If you can't answer the question, call the person and tell them when they can expect an answer.
- Assume that others are competent.
- Read minutes of meetings if you missed one.
- Do assignments, volunteer for them.