Government Documents CQI Team

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Team ID: 
897
College / Administrative Unit: 
University Libraries
Date Started: 
September 2009
Objective: 
To review and document the current receiving, cataloging and processing workflow(s) for government information and material that the Libraries acquire (i.e. Federal, Pennsylvania, Canadian, European Union, United Nations). The team was asked to 1) Evaluate the effectiveness of the current workflow; 2) Review a list of issues attached; and 3) Make recommendations for changes to the current workflow in order to: a) Streamline the processes and maximize their effectiveness; b) Avoid duplication of effort; and c) Maximize the timeliness of processing the materials
Desired Results: 

The Team evaluated and documented the current government information processing workflow and made recommendations, some of which have already been implemented, to improve efficiencies and streamline the processes and avoid duplication of effort. The Team investigated a number of issues identified by the sponsors and made recommendations regarding how the Libraries should proceed with regard to those issues, including new initiatives. The Team also identified a number of additional issues that bear further investigation.

The Team made recommendations regarding ways to streamline our workflow for processing government documents. These have been implemented resulting in a more efficient and effective workflow.

Rebecca Mugridge
September 27, 2011

Contact Person: 
Rebecca Mugridge-MacIntosh
Members:
  • Rebecca Mugridge-MacIntosh, Co-Sponsor
  • Stephen Woods, Co-Sponsor
  • Grace Brooks, Chair
  • Barbara Sherlock, Facilitator
  • Valerie Allen, Member
  • Mary Derstein, Member
  • Carol Holt, Member
  • Susan Lane, Member
  • LaDawn Benner, Staff Support