Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222277
Title:
Evaluating Methods of Change
Author:
Kress, Nancy
Affiliation:
University of Chicago Library
Issue Date:
7-Apr-2006
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
The University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library Bookstacks Department has used a number of management techniques to successfully improve its overall operations. Process mapping was undertaken and resulted in significant changes to major processes and jobs, while continuous process improvement allows us to resolve issues as they arise. A multiple method approach works best because the Regenstein Library is a large organization with many processes, systems and structures. While these processes have led to major improvements - making materials available more quickly and accurately to users and by reducing time and staff needed to perform daily operations - the Department continues to search for ways to improve its overall operations. In examining other businesses for best practices, we have begun to focus on lean manufacturing, an initiative centered on eliminating all waste in manufacturing processes. These principles also apply to service organizations. Lean manufacturing promises dramatic changes in a short period of time and the speaker will report on how this method is being used to improve overall operations.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222277
Description:
Conference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; library management

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluating Methods of Changeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKress, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chicago Libraryen_US
dc.date.issued2006-04-07en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library Bookstacks Department has used a number of management techniques to successfully improve its overall operations. Process mapping was undertaken and resulted in significant changes to major processes and jobs, while continuous process improvement allows us to resolve issues as they arise. A multiple method approach works best because the Regenstein Library is a large organization with many processes, systems and structures. While these processes have led to major improvements - making materials available more quickly and accurately to users and by reducing time and staff needed to perform daily operations - the Department continues to search for ways to improve its overall operations. In examining other businesses for best practices, we have begun to focus on lean manufacturing, an initiative centered on eliminating all waste in manufacturing processes. These principles also apply to service organizations. Lean manufacturing promises dramatic changes in a short period of time and the speaker will report on how this method is being used to improve overall operations.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222277en
dc.descriptionConference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectlibrary managementen_US
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