Library/IT Partnerships Community Group

As more information is accessible through campus–wide networks, management of information resources often becomes a shared responsibility of librarians and information technologists. Collaborative strategies are needed to ensure optimum use of resources and services to meet client needs effectively. The EDUCAUSE Library/IT Partnerships community group was formed to provide a forum for discussing management issues and sharing experiences about such partnerships and collaborative efforts. Areas of interest include human resource practices and policies, financial and budget issues, the influence of institutional culture on collaborations, organizational issues, overcoming barriers to partnerships, and areas of potential partnerships, including education and training, working with information providers, delivering services, providing support for instructional technology and multimedia, and campus–wide information systems. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.