the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Kathy Rosa, Director
Office for Research & Statistics
Library, School, or Organization Name:
American Library Association
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Language in Which You Will Present:
Target Audience(s): Library Managers/Administrators, Reference/Instruction Librarians, Librarians
Short Session Description (one line):
In this session, you will learn what current e-trends are, why they demand changes in library management and how you can manage the changes instead of letting the changes manage you.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
There are many challenges to managing libraries in today’s digitized and networked world. E-Trends are complicating the traditional library management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. So what’s a library manager to do? While it is difficult enough to keep up with the lingo, i.e. clouds, digital content; the more difficult challenge lies with handling issues such as changes in societal expectations about formats and delivery of information. The results of this megatrends-style analysis of popular media, library statistics, job descriptions, and the LIS research will help you form a realistic picture of current e-trends. You will leave the session with strategies for managing the changes resulting from e-trends.
Hi Kathy -
A timely topic! I think this would be a great companion presentation to mine. ~Jennifer.
Great! What is your topic?