McMaster University Libraries: Transforming our Future

Transformation Team

The Transformation Team worked from September – November, 2006 to “develop a new transformative model…directly aligned with our academic faculties and the strategic directions of the University.”

Members of the Transformation Team were:

The Team:

  • met with library staff individually and in groups
  • submitted an internal organizational audit to the University Librarian

and wrapped up its work in mid- November.

[update posted December 20/06]


  1. […] McMaster University Library in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) is one example of a more interactive approach to the shaping of strategy and the conducting of strategic conversations regarding transformation. Director, Jeff Trzeciak, has started a blog to open these conversations with the McMaster community. He has also established a Transformation Team to develop recommendations to him and to the rest of the Libraries regarding how to respond to the external environment they find themselves in. […]

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  2. […] McMaster University Libraries: Transforming our Future is a blog by a Transformation Team of librarians at McMaster (the university I teach at) around the (long overdue) transformation of our library. It’s great to see organizations like our library opening up their thinking to their clients. Open administration – where groups negotiating change expose their thinking to their stakeholders – is a trend that should be encouraged. […]

    Pingback by grockwel: Research Notes » Blog Archive » McMaster University Libraries: Transforming our Future — September 10, 2006 @ 6:50 pm |Reply

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