From Computers in Libraries 2010: Generation X librarians bridge the varied, and often conflicting, attitudes, ideals, and expectations of the multi-generational library. Leading fearlessly from the middle, Gen X librarians are paving the way for the modern library to emerge, by championing innovation, mediating change, and translating cultural norms between generations within the workplace. Librarians from two universities identify best practices of Gen X library leaders, describe the unique skills and strengths of Gen X librarians, and offer their predictions on the professional legacy of this influential generation.
Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University
Karen Sobel, Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Colorado Denver
Nina McHale, Assistant Professor, Web Librarian, Library Information Technology, Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver Auraria Library
Lisa Carlucci Thomas posted the video from this session on Vimeo. Be sure to check it out.
This year, at Computers in Libraries 2012, you can hear Lisa on Thursday, March 22 from 4-5:00pm in session E205: Changing Role of Systems Librarians.