Service Journey Mapping - 2018 Bilbiography

Service Journey Mapping - 2018 Bilbiography

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Assessing and planning customer/patron 'service journeys', whether that involves steps to accessing a library card, or planning for a new holds-management system, requires work to identify what happens from the point of view of the customer, as well as what is commanded of the staff and back-end systems to make that all happen. This brief, annotated bibliography is the work of UBC MLIS practicum student Corinne Shortridge (May, 2018) who as part of her practicum was asked to provide a quick scan of the literature, with a goal of identifying how tools used in service journey 'mapping' and 'blueprinting' can help libraries. 
Borrowing from other sectors (retail, airlines) service mapping and blueprinting is a methodology that is practical, tangible, with value for libraries in aid of identifying key areas for service improvement from front-of-house, back-of-house and user points of view.