Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The overall Aim of the Library Services Development Plan is:

. To make Library Services a better stocked, more exciting, convenient (24/7), and attractive service for research and learning – that is, a service that supports exceptional learning opportunities and is worthy of a polytechnic that wants to be Canada’s premier;

. Tell people about the change/improvement as it happens.

Our immediate priorities are:

. Communicate the changes that are happening

. Improve the public “look and feel” of Library Services

. Build professional knowledge among LS staff and students

Current projects and goals include:

. Create a project name
. Create a slogan
. Suggest ideas for getting out Development Plan message
. Central area “B” wing kiosk
. Regular Article(s) for Sheridan Sun
. Organize guest speaker/Lunch and Learn events
. Blog, E-zine electronic communications
. Develop ideas for advertising campaign
. Develop cost estimates and budgets for various development plan options
. Estimate $ value/savings/cost benefits of volunteer contributions project
. Mount photographs/art in Library space and outside it
. Rearrange/replace space/furniture
. Improve Library Services signage/public information everywhere (inside and out)
. Take photographs of Sheridan students researching/learning
. Document the learning process
. Build a “What’s Happening” section of the LS Intranet Page
. Create a listserv/bulletin board/blog or Wiki for enduser communications
. Design training tools for research functions
. Suggest/design improvements to Web page navigation
. Suggest/Provide online knowledge sharing techniques and tools for LS staff

To be involved in one or more areas of the project, leave a comment, or a post or contact Taodhg Burns (


At 10:43 AM, Blogger Kevin said...


I work in the Davis library & I have some experience with wiki pages. I have used one for the last few months to track my activities & the activities of the mentors. I also use it as a repository for policies & procedures. I have no web programming experience but I have found the pbwiki site very easy to use and the wiki page is a great way to share ideas.


At 7:55 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Kevin, want to do a wiki? How should we structure it?

At 12:10 PM, Blogger kevin said...


Let me put a basic page up that can be viewed by everybody. Maybe once the page is up, the group can just put their comments on the page. Give me a day or so.

If you want to have a look go to



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