the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Rajesh Singh, Assistant Professor
Library, School, or Organization Name:
School of Library & Information Management
Emporia State University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Kansas, United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians, Information Professionals and LIS Faculty
Short Session Description (one line):
This presentation highlights the importance of strategic thinking for leading libraries and helping them to address the evolving community information needs and expectations.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Due to the radical changes in the information landscape brought on by technological advances, libraries are facing somewhat of an “identity crisis.” Information professionals are thus faced with many challenges and opportunities to implement strategic change in their organizations. This presentation highlights the importance of strategic thinking for leading libraries and helping them to address the evolving community information needs and expectations. Furthermore, the importance of implementing a synergistic cycle of strategic thinking, strategic planning and strategic execution in managing contemporary information organizations is discussed. Recommendations will be presented for restructuring LIS management courses in order to help prepare our future library leaders.