I was going through a box of old papers this evening, and came across something I wrote on the plane while on my way to San Diego for my interview in 2005. Apparently I intended to post it here, and simply never did...until now!
"To be posted later:
12:05pm Central, Tuesday, June 7, 2005
On the plane, preparing for my interview...
Reading and re-reading information about UCSD Libraries & people. From the UCSD Libraries Strategic Plan 2002-2005:
Strategy 1: Organizational Effectiveness
Cultivate a healthy, diverse and dynamic environment that attracts and retains competent and creative employees. Structure our organization to motivate and enable Library employees to provide the highest-quality services. (emphasis added)
As Smitty would say - Must be Nice!"
It sounded good reading it then, and in six years working at UCSD, I'd say this grand sounding strategy was actually part of the institutional culture of the library. Like most goals, not every aspect always 100% realized, but more than just words that look good on paper.