In the intervening six months, I have discovered that much of what I envisioned and expected was right on target. Our work has been based predominantly on our library’s mission, geared toward the needs of our students and faculty, with a watchful eye on the fiscal bottom line and an unwavering dedication to maintaining the highest levels of service that our users have come to expect. The continued open lines of communication with all our library departments has been critical to our success to date, and the commitment of our acquisitions committee (including our director, assistant director for reference and research, collection development and acquisitions librarians) has allowed us to make consistent and conscientious decisions. At the same time, I have been alternately surprised and dismayed at some of the obstacles we have encountered along the way.
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