Presenter Information

Sharon H. DomierFollow


Lightning Talk

Session Description

Sung to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme song, the presenter is going take you on our version of a three hour tour and introduce you to the characters, the environment, the tools, the luggage, the setbacks, and ultimately the successful outcome of a project to move a large number of books to off-site storage. Be prepared to laugh, cry, shake your head, and learn from our mistakes.

Type of Library

University Library




May 4th, 11:00 AM May 4th, 11:50 AM

The Ballad of the Textbook Annex

Wampanoag Room

Do you remember the theme song for Gilligan's Island? Imagine this in a project setting where a large number of library materials were contracted to be moved to storage in a very quick time-frame, only to discover that a significant number of them were not in the inventory system. A perfect storm of the effects of earlier uncompleted projects, poor implementation planning, quick decisions, and outside challenges threatened to sink our ship. Only the heroic efforts and flexibility of all involved managed to get us to shore without drowning or killing each other. The lessons learned will ensure that we don't find ourselves in the same situation again.


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