ACRL 2009 - Rising Tide of Opportunity

Resources for the ACRL 2009 panel presentation “Rising Tide of Opportunity: Designing Effective Communication Strategies for Information Organizations” are located on this page. This presentation is an outgrowth of the LIS internal communication review in 2007-2008. The 14th Annual Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference is being held in Seattle, Washington, March 12-15, 2009.

  • Poll Question #1 — If you weren’t here at this presentation right now, where would you be?
  • Poll Question #2 — Which of the following forms of communication would you most prefer to use at work? (Multiple votes allowed).
  • Poll Question #3 — As a team leader, you are tasked with sharing a vision for your organization. How would you initially like to convey this vision to your team?
  • Poll Question #4 — As an employee, you are receiving the vision of the organization. How would you initially like this vision to be shared with you?
  • Poll Question #5 — How well informed are you regarding events occurring within your organization?
  • Poll Question #6 — How often do you inform others regarding events in your organization?
  • Poll Question #7 — Has your organization ever intentionally discussed internal communication structure?

The LIS Communication Plan that became effective February 1, 2008 and has evolved to meet changing needs is located at Communications

The research tools used to gather data and formulate the plan are attached below. They include the following:

  • Intro — Project was announced and introduced to LIS staff, voluntary participation
  • Journal — Snapshot of practice and habits
  • Survey — Use of tools, attitudes about communication
  • Focus Groups — Facilitated conversation, open-ended questions

The presentation Chris, Andi, and Diane gave at ACRL 2009 is included below, along with the handout that was distributed to participants.

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LIS_Communication_Intro.pdf 105.54 KB
LIS_Communication_Journal.pdf 56.54 KB
LIS_Communication_Survey.pdf 217.32 KB
LIS_Communication_Focus_Groups.pdf 41.77 KB
ACRL_2009_Presentation.pdf 792.46 KB
ACRL_2009_Handout.pdf 32.05 KB