Tim at LibraryThing has a short – and very to the point post at Thingology. I have seen the future of libraries: It is to spend the future discussing the future of libraries. I had to give a sad giggle at this post … I don’t have much to add, but I do agree with commenter James: Luckily I think there are some great libraries out there implementing rather than [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Change’ Category
My first (official) book review has been published in Info Career Trends. I read Managing Change: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians by Susan Carol Curzon. It was a handy guide and very timely considering the changes happening all around us. Read my review and if you like the way it sounds, read the book!
At CIL David Lee King gave an amazing talk on Guiding Information Pros Through Change. I mentioned in my summary that David started out with a few questions for the audience: First, I asked if attendees had learned something innovative or new at the conference that they'd like to take back to their libraries. Almost everyone raised their hands. Then I followed up with this question: how many will take [ Read More ]
Helene Blowers has a great post summing up what she learned at CIL – and it’s not pretty. My CIL experience this year was bittersweet and I find myself personally leaving with a lot more unanswered questions and frustrations than new ideas and inspirations. … This type of frustration I heard echoed in almost every conversation (but thankfully not all) I had over the past three days. And given that [ Read More ]
I’ve been writing about change a lot lately – and while at CIL this year I was informed of an article by Stephen Abram titled “Change – Arrghhhhh!.” I shared the article on my Facebook page and was promptly pointed to a post that links to all of the people who weren’t happy with Stephen’s article. Sometimes people just see the worst in things – I recently read Out Front [ Read More ]
David Lee King gave an amazing talk on handling change within our libraries. He started by asking a few questions and reading a few quotes. The first question was how many of us have had a hard time changing things in our libraries – lots of hands were raised. Then what kinds of change are hard – tech or other? Both! How many of us had to change ourselves while [ Read More ]
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a Library Connect event hosted by PALINET. The topic was “What’s Next? – Embracing Change” – the perfect topic for me! In his introduction, John Tagler, VP of Customer Marketing, Academic & Gov’t Libraries at Elsevier said we’re all dealing with change and we have to “face it and embrace it or we’ll all fall behind” – what a great way to start [ Read More ]
Darlene Fichter added a new quote to her Facebook page – and I just love it!!! If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less. — General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Awesome!
We all talk about change, but what encourages you to push through the pain and fear associated with change? I have a song by the Indigo Girls that got me through a lot of tough times when I was younger and has stuck with me through the years. The song is The Wood Song. I want to share it with you. the thin horizon of a plan is almost clear [ Read More ]