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Friday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Navigating the Flow of Value-Streams to the Seas of Collection Management, Acquisition, and Preservation.

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At UNLV Libraries, the practices for gathering and mending damaged materials had created an amorphous backlog which negatively impacted users’ access and the Libraries’ return on investment (ROI). An initial-state review of the process revealed (a) no apparent process owner existed; (b) an unwieldy backlog developed; (c) no value-adding actions were developed for determining what should be mended, or setting turn-around times; (d) no standardized methods of evaluation were created to link procedures to stakeholder goals. After review of the initial state, value-streams were identified based on users’ needs and workflows—a central gathering place was created with daily pickups, as well as an evaluation process—which then transformed flow into various value-streams based on collection criteria and ROI. A future state was then set to embrace both users’ value and ROI outcomes. Value-adding actions of the future state include (a) eliminating backlog and sustain one-piece flow; (b) deliver 24-48 hour turn-around times; (c) provide more time for highly trained staff to pursue divisional initiatives and key workflow within Special Collections; (d) establish the Preservation Laboratory as a focal point for preservation outreach and education.

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Michael Frazier

Book & Paper Conservator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Frazier has served as Book and Paper Conservator for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries since 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he also worked as a Preservation Assistant at the McFarlin Library. He has a Master's Degree in Library Science... Read More →

Greg Voelker

Continuing Resources Lifecycle Coordinator, UNLV
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Richard Zwiercan

Art, Architecture & Design Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas
As of January 7, 2019, I started my position as the Art, Architecture & Design Librarian and oversee the Architecture Studies Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) -- University Libraries. I provide instruction and librarianship to the disciplines within the School... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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