Panning for the future: an exercise in teamwork

These days, budgetary crises, increased user expectations, and growing workloads create challenges for library staff to continually do more with less. Collaboration, within and between libraries, is essential for moving forward without compromising quality of the services we offer. In the form of teamwork, collaboration enables libraries to progress by consolidating processes and practices, streamlining existing workflows, and taking advantage of innovative technology. We will examine teamwork from two different approaches: a general one of many libraries working together in a consortium, and the other specifically focusing on a single library department in their quest to reorganize.