Last year at Computers in Libraries 2012 the F Track focused on Library Issues & Challenges. This track was moderated by Jennifer Koerber and Michael P. Sauers and worked as a discussion stream where a roomful of colleagues sat at round tables to focus on a series of topics of interest to innovative librarians. From crowdsourcing for training to applying meaning-based computing, to hot topics and the next big thing.
Session 103 on Wednesday was Reframing Our Roles:
The No. 1 issue for libraries planning their future is engaging staff in future planning and changing the way they view their jobs. Many library staff fear that future changes will result in their jobs being eliminated or require new skills they may have difficulty learning. Yet if everyone in the library reframes or looks through the new “frame” together to see the future, these shifts to roles, skills, and ways of working become clearer,much less frightening, and much more exciting.
Listen to the the audio from this session here. Mr. Robert’s slides are below the audio.
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At Computers in Libraries 2013 Mr. Ken Roberts will be providing a pre-conference workshop titled Building Workable Relationships: Libraries & IT Departments.