Your Name and Title: Donna Frederick, Cataloguing and metadata librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name: University of Saskatchewan

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Canada

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): librarians, library administrators, faculty and students

Short Session Description (one line): Disruptive change in libraries : How can librarians can identify and make sense of disruptions

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Across the globe, libraries in all sectors undergo disruptive changes due to technological, social, political and fiscal change.  While change in itself may or may not be welcome, when it is disruptive to how the library operates, what users demand, the skills and training required to provide services, and the resources the library has to draw upon in order to operate, it can create a difficult and stressful reality for both individual and the organization as a whole.  The presenter conducts research into the technological changes which are disruptive to libraries.  The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of what libraries can do to not only survive the changes but to benefit from them.  This presentation will introduce attendees to key models which can help to identify and make sense of disruptive changes and how these models can be applied.  These models include Henry Lucas's “Survivor’s Model” and Christensen’s dichotomy of disruptive and sustaining technologies. These models were originally developed to make sense of disruptive change in business and industry and to explain why some businesses thrive while others fail in the face of change.  The presenter translated these models to field of librarianship in her 2015 book, Managing eBook Metadata in Academic Libraries in order to demonstrate how librarians can use the models to make sense of the challenges which eBooks have created for academic libraries.   A brief examination of examples of the impact of ongoing disruptive changes in libraries will be included.

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Hi, Donna.  We like this topic and are going to accept it (look for an email from me).  There are a couple of small typos you may want to correct, and can we ask you to identify the models you're going to cover and give any detail on them that would be helpful?  Once you've made any updates, email me because I have to make sure the proposal stays in the accepted category.  Thanks!

OK, got it!  Thanks!



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