• TriUniversity Group of Libraries: Experiences and Lessons from a Comprehensive Collaborative Initiative

      Ridley, Michael; Gillham, Virginia; Shepherd, Murray; Haslett, Mark; University of Guelph; Wilfrid Laurier University; University of Waterloo (1998-04-23)
      In January 1995 the Tri-University Group of Libraries (Wilfrid Laurier, Guelph and Waterloo) was formed as a collaborative partnership to enable the coordination of their services and resources in such a manner that the three libraries were perceived and experienced by their user community as a single library serving the needs of the three institutions. This presentation will explore the key administrative and leadership experiences of the collaboration outlining the need to adopt new organizational techniques and evolve new organizational cultures if such collaborations are to be successful.