- A lack of feedback channels or institutionalized processes, or ones that atrophy
- Feeling disconnected from the campus community
- Feeling as if the library and its staff are not stakeholders in the community (yes, that word)
- While any successes, however defined, the library experiences are their's alone, so are the failures, however defined.
No doubt there are downsides to yet another committee, including more hands in the library's precious cookie jar, and the inertia and in-fighting that make academia such a wonderful place to be, but for an isolated library (intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, not physically), it is a net benefit.
|Sayre's Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayre's_law|
I am asking for the formation of such a committee because I want feedback on what we're doing, and I want it via a regularly occurring process. I am asking that the success, or failure, of this library not be charged solely to library staff, but to the community it supports and is a member of. I am asking for allies.