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Subject: Biblioteksfilosofi
From: Jakob Harnesk <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 3 Apr 1996 15:03:43 +0200

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Jag kan inte låta bli att vidarebefordra ett intressant och tankeväckande
dokument, som jag snappade upp på listan TQMLIB, angående visioner,
målsättningar, organisationspolitik och rekryteringsfilosofi för ett

Dokumentet är utformat vid Clemson University Libraries (maj 1995). 
Glad Påsk! 


Vision Statement: The Clemson University Libraries will be a national leader
in providing access to information and in educating individuals for effective
life-long learning.

Mission Statement: The mission of the University Libraries is to support
Clemson University in fulfilling its teaching, research and public service
goals, including educating individuals for effective life-long learning.
The Libraries are to identify, acquire, preserve, organize and disseminate
information from a variety of sources and locations with priority being
given to supporting the undergraduate and graduate curricula.  As part of a
land-grant university, the Libraries will make their resources and many of
their services available to all, particularly to residents of South Carolina.

1. The Libraries will improve existing and develop new services in accordance
with the Libraries Vision and Mission Statements and the University's Goals.

2. The Libraries will identify and provide timely access to available

3. The Libraries will improve and maintain the collections to advance
Clemson's teaching, research, and service goals.

4. The Libraries will develop the staff to improve the variety and quality of

5. The Libraries will provide optimal space and facilities for users, staff,
services and collections.

6. The Libraries will increase the funding base from external sources.

Organizational Philosophy:  The following characteristics are valued by the
University Libraries and guide the behavior of all Library employees. The
University Libraries seek to attract, retain and actively support individuals
who demonstrate them. Employees are encouraged to use a direct approach to
problem solving and managers to cultivate an atmosphere for this to occur.

Supportive and committed to the Libraries' Vision: "The Clemson University
Libraries will be a national leader in providing access to information
and in educating individuals for effective life-long learning."

Able to offer new, creative, and useful solutions and ideas. Secure enough
to try new things knowing that the organization will be supportive in the
event that an idea fails.

Enthusiastic. Willing to accept a challenge; a positive attitude.

Action-oriented. Willing to take the initiative and do something rather
than wait for something to be done.

Hardworking. Willing to do more than what it takes to get by; willing to
contribute the extra effort, even if it may not be recognized.

Clear thinking. Thinking an idea all the way through and analyzing its

Individual of convictions. Willing to defend an idea even if it is an unpopular

Interacts well with co-workers. Establishes and maintains positive and effec-
tive working relationships. Supportive of one another with consideration and

Technologically oriented. Willing to be open to new technologies and able to
apply them effectively to the Libraries' work.

Pro-active. Always pressing to move forward and improve.

Integrity. Honest, trustworthy, able to respect confidentiality; able to
balance the rights of the individual with the mission of the Libraries.

Communication. The commitment to communicate appropriate information in a
timely and effective manner to those who will be affected by it.

Promoting the intellect. An appreciation of and commitment to advancing
education, research and other scholarly pursuits.

The Lighter touch. Able to balance the seriousness of purpose with the ability
to enjoy one's work and accomplishments. Appreciating the value of a good

Jakob Harnesk,  Executive officer
Royal Library, BIBSAM (Office for National Planning and Co-ordination)
P.O  Box 5039, S- 102 41  Stockholm, Sweden                                 

E-mail    : [log in to unmask]
Telephone : +46  8  463 42 70
                       +46 70  553 91 98
 Fax       : +46  8  463 42 74

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