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Meet the... Senior Management Team

The SMT, or Senior Management Team, comprises the group of senior managers in Library Services who are responsible for the effective running of the Library along with the implementation of strategic development plans. The Team is chaired by Dr Paul Ayris as Director of Library Services. He is currently the line manager for the Subject Librarians and UCL Medical Librarians.
The SMT -  From left:  Dr Paul Ayris, Jan Cropper, Janet Percival, Diana Mercer, Vincent Matthews
The other Groups, which make up Library Services,
From left: Dr Paul Ayris, Jan Cropper, Janet Percival, Diana Mercer, Vincent Matthews
are : Planning & Resources, managed by Janet Percival (Senior Sub-Librarian); IT Services, managed by Jan Cropper (Sub-Librarian); Bibliographic Services, managed by Diana Mercer (Sub-Librarian) and Reader Services, managed by Vincent Matthews (Sub-Librarian).

The Senior Management Team meets once a fortnight to discuss operational matters and long-term strategic goals. Recent agendas have included topics such as: the development of Library Services, accommodation, collection development, bids for project funding, staff development and training, the development of the re-shelving and photocopying services. Members of the Senior Management Team attend each of the eight Faculty Library Committees, which meet once a term. The Director is a member of the College Library Committee, whose remit is to formulate medium- and long-term policy for library provision for UCL.

The SMT held its first meeting on 21 January 1997. Since its formation it has held 68 meetings and has become the principal means of managing staff and services in the Library.

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