Building the foundation: connections between archivists and library staff


This chapter discusses the value of strong internal communication in building relationships between the archives and other departments within the Library.

Key words

internal communication

staff engagement



Many large organizations struggle with internal communication, and universities are no different. The issue of poor internal communication in universities has been linked to various infl uences, from the dependence on e-mail to the disappearance of informal meeting places1. The problem seems to be growing, particularly as campuses expand in size while time seems to shrink.

It is advantageous for a library to have strong internal communication. ...

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