Sunday, October 27, 2013
Preconference workshops on Sunday, October 27th include two full-day academies, Searchers Academy and Drupal in a Day, information architecture, UX, negotiating, Google analytics, learning, designing space, and more!
W13 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Change! Encouraging a Change Culture in Your Library1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Are you finding needed changes difficult to manage in your library system? Whether the changes are technological, policy, community orientations, reorganizations or other, we meet with resistance—both passive and active. What can help? Whether you’ve been trying to implement a web engagement strategy using multiple social media, reorganized around faculty and community liaisons for service and collection development, implemented a new technology, or anything that requires staff to change methods and behaviors, you’ve experienced the struggles of the change leader. You know there are cultural barriers, education needs, and communication challenges. And you’ve experienced the difficulties of slowness, resistance, and upset co-workers. Worse, you’ve felt the frustration of resistance to ideas which you believe in and that you’ve been tasked with implementing. Workshop leaders have been involved with encouraging and managing both large-scale and small-scale changes for decades. They share some of the strategies and techniques that work. Cultural change is hard, but this transformation that libraries and the world are experiencing makes it necessary for many libraries. Choose this workshop if you need a process and philosophy for change management.
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