Number of replies: 21 out of possible 40
Have you carried out a major organisational re-structure of your Library during the last 2 years or are you currently implementing a new structure?
Yes : 19 libraries have re-structured to some extent, are currently implementing a new full or partial structure or are actively considering some degree of re-structuring
No: 2 libraries
Is your Library organisational structure integrated with other areas of the University (eg information technology) or is the Library structured as a unit in its own right under a University Librarian or equivalent?
6 Current or planned integration with other areas
14 Unit in its own right
Which of the following descriptions of types of organisational structures most closely matches your organisational structure?
1 combination of process driven and customer driven
Several libraries found it difficult to answer this question in terms of one primary type because of the multi-campus or departmental / subject nature of libraries and the different types of structure for different areas.
A summary of the responses follows:
LIBRARY QUESTION 1 QUESTION 2 QUESTION 3 DOCUMENTATION CONTACT FOR AVAILABLE? FURTHER INFORMATION ACU Limited Unit in own 1 traditional Not at this Chris re-structuring right functional stage Sheargold in progress ADFA ANU Bond No Unit in own 1 Traditional Organisation Eve Woodberry right functional chart Central No Integrated 1 Traditional Yes Judith Queensland with functional Edwards Educational Media Section Charles Yes, in 1992 Unit in its Combinations Structure Margaret Sturt with own right of 1 charts Macpherson adjustments Traditional since functional and 4 Customer driven Curtin Yes, being Unit in its Possibly mix Not yet Vicki implemented own right of 2 Product Williamson from May 1997 and 4 Customer Deakin Yes. Reader Unit in its 6. Location Interim Sue McKnight University Services own right specific organisational re-structured campus site structure in 1996. management, Whole Library traditional re-structure functional now being technical considered services and program driven reader services Edith Cowan Flinders Griffith James Cook La Trobe Macquarie Yes, over Unit in its 4 Customer Organisational Lyn McCullagh last 4 years own right driven with structure elements of 5 Process driven Monash Minor Unit in its 4 Customer Yes Edward Lim re-structuring own right driven done this year; major re-structuring being considered Murdoch Northern Territory QUT No - minor Unit in own 1 Traditional Organisation Gaynor Austen re-structuring right functional chart being with elements considered of 3 Matrix later in 1997 in user services RMIT Southern No, working Unit in own 1 Traditional Organisation Alison Cross towards right functional chart Ransome re-structuring with elements of of 4 Customer collection driven (ie technical) services Swinburne Yes Some Combination Documentation Rose integration of 5 Process is being Humphries, with media / driven and 4 developed Manager, classroom Customer Library and support, driven Information systems Services, support and Prahran training Campus University of Adelaide University Yes, in 1994 Integration 3 Matrix Not at this Bill Hitchins of Ballarat and currently with stage computing, media and printing proposed University Yes, 3 years Integrated 4 Customer Yes Lois Jennings of Canberra ago with with other driven or Greg Jones refinements information (programs are as required and based on communication customer services needs and matrix approach is used for project management) University of Melbourne University of New England University Technical Integrated Combination Organisation Marian Bate of New South Services was with IT of 3 Matrix, chart Wales re-structured 4 customer in 1992. driven and to Reader some extent 5 services in Process 1994. Senior driven positions also re-structured University New structure Integration 3 Matrix No Bill of Newcastle currently with other Linklater being information implemented and education services areas is expected University Yes Unit in its 4 primarily Yes Janine of own right customer Schmidt or Queensland driven; also Mary Lyons 3 matrix University Structure Unit in its 1 Traditional No Linda Luther of South currently own right functional linda.luther@u Australia being nisa.edu.au reviewed University of Southern Queensland University No, but in Unit in its Basically 1 Organisation Judith of Sydney the process own right traditional chart Campbell, of preparing functional, Acting for with division University re-structuring for branch Librarian libraries University of Tasmania University of Western Sydney University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury) University of Western Sydney (Macarthur) University No, but we Unit in its 4 Customer Not much Steve of are leading own right driven available yet O'Connor Technology, up to one Sydney Victoria No, but we Unit in its Current Organisation Doreen Parker are currently own right but structure: 1 chart of considering a Media Traditional current re-organisatio Services and functional. structure. n the Possible new Nothing University structure: available yet Archive not yet for possible integrated decided new structure into the Library Wollongong Yes, over Unit in its 4 Customer No Felicity several years own right driven McGregor f.mcgregor@uow .edu.au
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