SLA 2015 Hot Topic Session: Building the Resilient Library – Whitepaper Available Now!



July 31, 2015

Special librarians achieve sustainability by understanding that end user requirements and forces at work (e.g. new technologies, globalization and a mobile workforce) all demand change.

If you attended our SLA Hot Topics session, “Building the Resilient Library: Leverage Change and Become Indispensable,” you heard practical advice from three of your peers who leverage and even create change based on four important principles:

  • Access and discovery
  • Independence
  • Integration
  • Secure organizational support

Our speakers were Lucidea ILS and KM clients Cindy Moon-Barna (Director, CASE InfoCenter), Jennifer Hermsen (Kemin Industries, WW Information & SharePoint Manager), and Karen McQuillen, (ETS, Acting Executive Director, Connect).

Each speaker gave in depth comments and practical advice, based on their own experience leveraging and creating change to help ensure the sustainability of their libraries – and ultimately to optimize their own roles. As promised, we’ve written a whitepaper (now available for download) that presents the compelling information shared during the event, combined with additional valuable insights gained from panelist interviews conducted in preparation for the discussion.

Topics covered include:

  • What does it mean to be resilient, and run a resilient library?
  • Setting the scene – organizational overviews
  • Leveraging and creating change: practical examples
  • Securing organizational support – what works
  • Examples of impact
  • Characteristics of library change agents

We invite you to download a copy of the white paper from Lucidea’s Hot Topics Session, “Building the Resilient Library: Leverage Change and Become Indispensable.”

Readers will enjoy actionable advice from change agents who make change work for them as they stay focused on the principles of access, independence, integration and organizational support. Think “change resilience,” not change resistance – and become truly indispensable!

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