IATUL Special Interest Group on Library Organisation and Quality Management
IATUL Special Interest Group on Library Organisation and Quality Management (IATUL SIG-LOQUM)
To complement the traditional IATUL annual conferences and to overcome the unavoidable time limitation of a yearly meeting, special interest groups are meant to provide a continuous opportunity to create new approaches to challenges in librarianship by joint international efforts.
Each task force will focus on a particular subject area and defines its own terms of reference, together with long and short term goals. Task forces are chaired by senior librarians who will be appointed by the IATUL Board.
Special interest groups will be encouraged to present the results of their work to the annual conference. The standard means of communication for Special Interest Groups will be e-mail and telephone conferencing.
As an initial task force the IATUL Special Interest Group on Library Organisation and Quality Management (IATUL SIG-LOQUM) is to be established
Suggested issues to be dealt with might comprise:
1. Compilation of descriptions of QM-systems, relevant for libraries
2. Concept for mutual auditing of libraries with similar structure and size
3. Concepts of SIG-LOQUM support for libraries due to introducing a QM-system
4. Compilation of a description of organisational structures in libraries
5. Guidelines for analysis and improvement of library organisation
6. Team oriented processes
7. Budgeting and Fundraising
Further topics may arise according to demands and evolution of our profession.
IATUL members are encouraged to take part in the new IATUL Special Interest Group on Library Organisation and Quality Management and actively share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of our worldwide community.
Applications may be addressed to
Dr. Reiner Kallenborn
Munich University of Technology Library
Tel.: ++49 89 289 28600
Fax: ++49 89 289 22644