Change & Adaptability

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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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Public Libraries in Times of Need: Ferguson and Beyond

 News / Last Modified: 27 August 2014

The Ferguson Public Library in Missouri has become a refuge for its community which has been torn apart by the recent race-based conflict. While school has been out, the library has stepped up and offered classes led by school teachers, allowing chil...

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 August 2014

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on July 25 by Andromeda Yelton exploring the potential for bridging the digital divide through expanded mobile library services.

Re-Imagining Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 25 August 2014

The Atlantic Monthly video-essay 'Why Libraries Matter' follows people around New York's boroughs as they talk about why they visit public libraries. Whether their patrons are completing unfinished college degrees, filling out online applications to ...

How Libraries can meet the Evolving Needs of Patrons in the Digital Age

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 August 2014

A webinar presenting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, providing insight on what types of services Americans value in their library and what types of services they would like to see their library start to offer...