A new video of a project briefing session from CNI’s spring 2014 meeting is now available:
An Exploration Of The “Center Of Excellence” Model For Information Services
Geneva Henry (GWU), Susan Fliss (Harvard), Joy Kirchner (U. Minnesota), Heather Gendron (UNC, Chapel Hill), José Diaz (Ohio State)
A one-year planning grant was awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the feasibility of establishing Centers of Excellence (CoEs). This study recognizes CoEs as a means to provide new information services that libraries are increasingly expected to deliver in order to meet the needs of twenty-first century research, teaching, and learning. The study explored the characteristics of CoEs, what makes them successful, and the challenges commonly faced by centers. Study findings were presented during this breakout session, and preliminary recommendations for following a Centers of Excellence model in developing and delivering information services were also discussed.
Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).