TEDSIG Spring Workshop

Change in Libraries: Physical, Organizational, Consortial


When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Ohionet (1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus)
Registration: $18 (includes lunch)
Details and Registration:

Melanie McGurr, Instruction & Access Librarian (The Ohio State University Libraries)
Melanie earned her Ph. D. and M.L.I.S. from Kent State University and has published in the areas of technical services and Cataloging, including articles on workflow, the importance of practicums, public and academic collaboration, and remote technical services. Melanie will share practical information garnered from her research and experience about the challenges and rewards of remote technical services.

Nancy Beals, Coordinator for Acquisitions and Electronic Resources (Wayne State University Libraries)
Change Management is a difficult topic for anyone, especially libraries. Libraries have been dealing with the many different aspects of change: the bridge between old and new, print and electronic and the decrease in staffing. Wayne State University Libraries has been faced with these exact changes and more. Some have happened in the past, but more recently, changes that have affected its culture.

Gwen Evans, Executive Director (OhioLINK)
Next generation change is difficult for any organization. OhioLINK is entering its “second generation” on multiple fronts: the leadership and staffing of OhioLINK central has changed, many of the founding OhioLINK libraries’ staff and directors have retired; and the leadership of a foundational OhioLINK partner, Innovative Inc., has changed also. What are the implications for OhioLINK central and membership, and what sorts of strategies can organizations use to define and develop a new course?


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