Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change
In this Transformative Leaders webinar, learn about an award-winning library's approach to change management, as an organization that not only responds to change, but one that embraces it.
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Charles Darwin said, "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." It has never been a better time to be a librarian—especially when we recognize and act on our power to help people in our communities build better lives through learning and literacy. To do that, our identity, our education, our organizations, and our work is changing. Learn how library staff are becoming change agents to help Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, become an essential asset in its community.
This webinar is part of the Transformative Leaders series.
Presented by: Gina Millsap, Chief Executive Officer, and Thad Hartman, Chief of Staff, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (KS)
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- Transformative Leaders webinar series
- Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
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- OCLC Next blog post, Three “people factor” steps for successful change management
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