Change & Adaptability
Our work in libraries requires nimbleness and responsiveness as we are constantly confronted with the need to change. As our communities and libraries change, so must we improve our ability to respond and adapt to change. Explore the competencies and skills needed to manage change, find libraries and library staff who demonstrate effective change management and adaptability.
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News / Last Modified: 22 May 2013
The Global Libraries Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is exploring a variety of strategies to accelerate change in US public libraries. To guide this work, the team recently solicited information and ideas from a wide range of stakeholders in the library field using an online survey. A summary of the survey results is now available.
News / Last Modified: 23 April 2013
Whether we are training our patrons, other library staff, or we are the learners, online learning is increasingly the reality for our learning opportunities. From a purely economic standpoint, online learning just makes sense as budgets continue to shrink. With an online course, we are no longer limited by geography or conflicting schedules. We can now reach more people, more times. But efficiencies do not create effectiveness. In our recent webinar, The Future of Online Learning: a Changing Landscape, Joann Flick, Continuing Education Coordinator at the Montana State Library and Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager, explored education innovations that are increasing engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning.
Document / Last Modified: 28 March 2013
Comprehensive notes for all 10 sessions of the Technology Essentials Online Conference by Juan Tomás Lee, State Data Coordinator/Library Consultant of the Utah State Library Division.
News / Last Modified: 27 March 2013
“No matter how good your data are, you still need stories.” (PEW director Lee Rainie)
When the PEW Research Center issued a January report on Library Services in the Digital Age, the library field found affirmation and encouragement in the key findings from this neutral statistical reporting agent. The real challenge is to use the data effectively to communicate far beyond the library world and demonstrate the profound impact of libraries in our society. In spite of the happy statistical news, too many people still hold stereotypes of libraries.
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Document / Last Modified: 26 March 2013
This document provides recommended readings and other resources on managing and leading change. Tags: integrating change, leading change, managing change, readiness to change, resisting change,transformation, urgency