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Author: Leslie Wolf

Introducing the New Interlibrary Courier Service and the New ILL Courier Operations Team

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) units of the UC Libraries have a new courier service that started August 7, 2014. We are once again working with Tricor Courier & Cargo Service, which previously served the UC Libraries until November 2011. The

Request Service unavailable July 13 at 5:00 PM – July 16 at 8:00 AM

During the weekend of July 13-15, CDL will migrate the VDX interlibrary loan application from CDL servers to servers hosted by OCLC.  During the migration, which will begin at 5:00 PM PDT on July 13, the Request, My ILL and

Get Inspired By 3 Of Our Favorite Blogs

Curious about where we get our ideas for Your Life@Work? Sometimes our post will arise from a skill we already have and want to share; sometimes it’s from a wish to learn something new so you can learn it too. Often,

The Project Post-Mortem: A Valuable Tool for Continuous Improvement

Now that your team has finally delivered its project, there is one more important step before the team disbands: the project post-mortem. The name might sound forbidding (some people prefer to call it a “project retrospective”), but it really just

How to Host an Effective Virtual Meeting

We spend our days attending lots of meetings, yet the well-managed meeting stands out as a rare gem. It’s not easy to run a good meeting, and in our increasingly virtual world it’s even harder to run an effective virtual

An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT

Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide your efforts. There are many painless ways to achieve the results

What Gets Measured Gets Done: Key Performance Indicators

We’ve all heard the saying, “What gets measured gets done.” It means regular measurement and reporting keeps you focused — because you use that information to make decisions to improve your results. Your most critical measurements are called Key Performance Indicators. In a

In a Sea of Urgency, How to Focus on What’s Important Today

Now that we’ve shared ways to embrace Monday, here’s another thing to contemplate as you start your week: Do you have a plan for the week, or are you facing a blank slate? Of course, you say, what upstanding professional

Beyond Coffee: 9 Ways to Survive Monday Morning

You like your job but even so, Monday morning can arrive as a bit of a shock to the system. You sprint into the weekend, have a fun if exhausting time, and try not to think about the work-week ahead. You

Making Change Happen: Smart Team Building

Leaders are told that bringing people together as a “team” is the ultimate means to achieve peak performance. So we feverishly plan team events, team brainstorming, team retreats, team training, team potlucks, team sweatshirts, and every other team-building thing we