After months of review, the Harvard University library system has implemented a new structure merging individual libraries into groups based on similar collection needs.
In a recent letter posted on the harvard.edu website, Provost Alan Garber explains the shift in more detail:
"This affinity group model maintains the individuality of the libraries while providing mechanisms for the cross-campus collaboration that the system needs for its strategic development and overall organizational effectiveness. An organizational design can be viewed on the Library Transition website. Although this plan is the product of a broad set of conversations across the libraries and the Schools, flexibility will be an integral part of the plan’s implementation."
To read more on this announcement please visit the following link: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k77982&pageid=icb.page459518.