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 transformation! 

WHEN:

Wednesday evening, May 1st through Saturday afternoon, May 4th

WHERE:

Sunny Tucson at the University of Arizona campus 
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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:

$290 ($100 for full-time students). Registration fee includes: refreshments at Opening Reception, lunch on both Thursday and Friday, and Friday evening buffet. 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

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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Other Living the Future Conferences:
6th (2006) | 5th (2004) | 4th (2002) | 3rd (2000) | 2nd (1998)