Living the Future
Process Improvement and Organizational Change at the University
of Arizona Library
Many libraries have turned to organizational redesign in order to meet
customer demands effectively in times of economic uncertainty and technological
change. However, only the University of Arizona Library has completely
restructured from top to bottom. The Living the Future conference
will focus on the organizational change process at the University of Arizona
Library. Now in the third year of a team-based, user-centered, flattened
organizational structure, the UA Library staff are eager to describe the
change process, our successes and failures.
Come to Tucson to hear about "A Day in the Life" of the UA Library!
Conference programming will cover five major themes
in plenary session presentations:
Conference attendees will choose from concurrent sessions that meet specific
interests or specialties.
Conference attendees will have time for in-depth dialogue and informal
exchange of information with the UA Library staff throughout the conference.
Special conference highlight: Director Susan Jurow and Organization
Development Consultant Maureen Sullivan from the Association of Research
Libraries, Office of Management Services will give a special plenary conference
presentation with the University of Arizona Human Resources trainers. You
won't want to miss this session on the role of consultants in organizational
The Team Based Organization
Human Resources Issues
The Changing Role of Librarians and Classified Staff
Wednesday evening, May 1st through Saturday afternoon, May
Sunny Tucson at the University of Arizona campus
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$290 ($100 for full-time students). Registration fee includes:
refreshments at Opening Reception, lunch on both Thursday and Friday, and
Friday evening buffet.
A block of rooms has been reserved at Hotel Park Tucson, 5151
East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712. Phone: (602)323-6262 or (800)882-0631.
Fax: (602) 325-2989. Room rates are: $65 plus tax per night ($75 plus tax
for suites), single or double occupancy. Rates include a full continental
breakfast. Mention the Living the Future conference when making
your reservations to receive the low conference rates. Shuttle bus service
from hotel to campus (and back!) will be provided.
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