Living the Future 7: Transforming Libraries Through Collaboration

Preconference Details

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Managing the Dynamics of Collaborative Change

Sheraton Ballroom East
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Ernie Nielsen, Managing Director of Enterprise Content Management from Brigham Young University

Presentation will focus on organizational change that comes with introducing technology into
organizations like University Libraries. It will include:

  • Managing the dynamics of change in these topic areas:
    a. Business Dynamics
    b. Social Dynamics
    c. Personal Dynamics
  • You will learn about:

    a. Leveraging social networks to advance organizational change
    b. Managing the cultural impact of technology-induced change
    c. Skills for managing the implementation of technology solutions
    d. Managing stakeholders and their expectations

Lunch will be provided.

Collaboration through Photography: Photographic and Archive Collections Inspire Special Collaborations

Meet in Sheraton Hotel Registration Lobby
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Organized by the Center for Creative Photography's Cass Fey, Becky Senf, Leslie Calmes, and Dianne Nilsen

With a collection of nearly 80,000 photographs and over 3.8 million archival items, the Center for Creative Photography, a renowned archive and research center, is the largest single repository of materials chronicling the evolution of the photographic medium. The collection allows visitors to examine original photographs in relation to negatives, contact sheets, proof prints, diaries, and other evidence that follow the creative process from the moment of inspiration to the final realization of a visual idea.

During this session, Center staff will discuss a number of creative collaborations they have pursued with colleagues, faculty and institutions, and those they have studied among artists, while participants visit the galleries, research center, print study facility and digitization studio. The main topics will include ways in which: the Archivist collaborates with curators to present photographs and archival materials in exhibitions; the Assistant Curator demonstrates how photographers have worked together to bring their vision to a broader public; The Curator of Education partners with teachers and faculty to enhance instruction across grade levels and curricula; and the Head of Digital Initiatives and Imaging works to ensure that visual resources created in support of these collaborative projects, also meet the longer-term preservation goals of the Center.

Transportation included; travel time to and from hotel included in session duration. Lunch will be provided.

The Art of Collaborative Grants Preparation

Sheraton Acacia Room
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presented by Bess deFarber, Grants and Revenue Manager of the University of Arizona Libraries & Center for Creative Photography.

If you are new to the field of grants preparation, this session will provide you with an overview and activities related to collaborative project development for seeking grant funds.  The art of managing the grants preparation process requires understanding the principles of collaboration, coordination and cooperation, as well as how to manage people and resources within these categories.  Simulated conversations and example collaborative concepts will provide hands-on experiences.  This workshop will help to eliminate the mysteries around this process.

Lunch will be provided.

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