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As more work in complex organizations is performed by cross-departmental teams, staff members may wonder how team performance can be reflected in individual performance assessments by a supervisor who may not be the assigned team leader or be deeply connected to the work of a team.
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There were so many important moments at this one-day conference held in Washington DC in December, which drew 100 participants from academic research libraries. Participants heard stories and received advice on proven ways to more fully integrate the library into the research life of a university. Panelists were drawn from both libraries senior university research officers, who provided the perspective of university research leadership.
Read more about Critical Roles for Libraries in Today’s Research Enterprise
The big takeaway: No single unit can support today’s research.