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Library Administrator Interview: Special Library – Art Museum. Katherine Alford LIS 650. Behind the scenes …. At the Art Library . . . Why Ms. SUPER Librarian?. Why Super Librarian. Turned library around in short amount of time
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Katherine AlfordLIS 650
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Two Art Libraries
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Organization & Collections
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The 1/3rd Rule33% internal customers (various departments within the two art museums)Manage bywalking around33% business operationsMoney, resources, meetings, policy33% externalWhat do patrons or customers need?Interact with boards both in and outside of the organizations and their leaders
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T-threats (threats with regards to the institution such as funding, competition, etc)
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Q: What are your definitions of leadership and management?
A: Trying to be proactive to the needs of the staff, taking risks (wiki). Keeping in mind what their role is, strong customer service. Looking at the needs of the user.
Set standards so that the library can be a source for reliable information. Depends on others for expertise and look for that input. Both are professionals, have interns and volunteers and a vital part and treated with respect.
Try to be responsive to customer service. Support of (information needs) of the staff. Promptly and dependable and the Go to department!
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This short video is a virtual tour of the Ultra Secret Art Museum Expansion facility. The tour is complied from architectural drawings of the new facility.
We will see a quick tour of the four floors: Starting with the Plaza, up the Entrance to theMuseum Café all on Second or Main floor, Plasma Screens that will preview Upcoming Exhibitions, Reception Desk, Grand Room( additionally on 2ndfloor) , then take a set of Escalators to the ( 3rd floor) Staff Offices, Conference Room, and then ending on the Fourth Floor, Special Exhibition Galleries. Let’s get started on the virtual tour!
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