TITLE

Team Leader

AUTHOR(S)
Staff
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Library Journal;3/15/2005 Movers & Shakers, Vol. 130, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article profiles librarian Tom Peters, founder of TAP Information Services and a key player in several collaborative information service projects. Peters packs 36 hours of work into the confines of a 24-hour day. Without breaking a sweat, he juggles multiple collaborative projects, which currently include an Illinois academic library shared storage facility; a multistate virtual reference and instruction service for blind and visually impaired individuals (InfoEyes); a virtual meeting space for training and conferences (OPAL); and a program that designs and delivers web-based consumer health programs for senior citizens (HEALTHY). Lori Bell, of the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, says Peters is so effective because his management style "gets everybody involved in the project committed, excited, and invested. He's a consensus builder and does an excellent job of identifying the gifts and skills of others." These days, Peters runs his own business, TAP Information Services, which offers "planning, consulting, research, and assessment services, supporting libraries, consortia, government agencies, associations, publishers, and other information organizations."
ACCESSION #
16473339

 

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