Transforming Libraries: Creating A New Workplace for the Digital World



Maureen Sullivan, Organization Development Consultant to Libraries


The need to transform library organizations is well understood by today's leaders.  The challenge for most is "how to do it effectively."  The organizational systems, structure, work design, day-to-day practices, and culture in many libraries continue to be based upon earlier models.  Today's fast paced, digital world calls for a different workplace, one that is dynamic, flexible, focused on learning and innovation -- a living system that vales everyone's contribution.


Maureen Sullivan will lead this session in which participants will learn about several strategies and approaches for the transformation of library organizations. She will provide an introduction to some practical methods for a "whole-system" approach to this challenge. Topics include:


*  Why transformation is important for today's library organizations

*  Models for transformation

*  The "whole-system approach" -- structure, systems, people/competencies, and culture

*  Involving and engaging staff: Gaining commitment to change

*  Creating an innovative, dynamic and productive workplace

*  Building capacity for future change and transformation

Registration fee: $150.00

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NOTE: A minimum number of registrants are required for this pre-conference workshop. If that number is not reached you will be notified by March 22, 2004 and your fee refunded.