A webinar series for current and future library leaders.
Series includes topics of interest to current and future library leaders. Sessions are free and everyone is invited to attend.
Thursday, November 29
3:00 pm, ET
It has never been a better time to be a librarian—especially when we recognize and act on our power to help people in our communities build better lives through learning and literacy. To do that, our identity, our education, our organizations, and our work is changing. Learn how library staff are becoming change agents to help Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, become an essential asset in its community.
This webinar examines an award-winning library's approach to change management.
Gina Millsap, Chief Executive Officer
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Thad Hartman, Chief of Staff
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Discover why academic libraries are increasingly moving away from facilities planning that emphasizes storage of low-use print collections to spaces that support integrated learning experiences. Understand how library leaders are leveraging data analysis, shared collections, and an expanded view of what constitutes access to create a more valuable overall experience for users.
This webinar examines the organization of library space and its relevance to users.
Matt Barnes, Director, OCLC Sustainable Collection Services
Matt will share real-world examples and key takeaways you can use to transform your library and more effectively engage both current and future users. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of:
This webinar will examine the role of Web analytics in the decision making strategies of library leaders.
Cathy King, OCLC Senior Product Manager, WorldShare Network Experience
Cathy will share real-world examples, patterns and trends, and key takeaways you can use to improve your site and captivate your users. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of:
It’s no secret that decisions you make for your library today will impact the probability of success tomorrow. If only we had a crystal ball to tell us what library users will need in five, 10 or even 20 years. With no means of predicting the future, library leaders must focus their resources on how to best remain relevant in an ever-evolving landscape.
This webinar examines the role of innovation in the future success of libraries.
Helene Blowers, OCLC Community Program Manager
Helene discusses how innovation can help current and future library leaders overcome challenging, unpredictable circumstances. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of:
The evolving information landscape has caused a fundamental shift in libraries. Google, Amazon and Wikipedia, provide consistent, easy-to-use, interfaces that keep customers coming back for more. In order to remain relevant, library leaders must understand the needs of their customers and explore new ways to engage and exceed expectations. As the focus of the library adjusts to suit modern users, the internal customers (library staff) are left to deal with new formats, complex systems and broken workflows.
This webinar examines the internal and external customers of today’s library and provides library leaders with tools and tips to uncover and address these needs.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., OCLC Research Senior Research Scientist
Lynn shares her research that identifies the importance of understanding what library users need and the impact on future library success. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of:
Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Product Management
Mary discusses the insight leaders can gain from observing internal customers (staff) in an effort to reduce complexity and identify broken workflows. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of:
This webinar explores the changing landscape of libraries and the role of leadership in managing effective change.
Roy Tennant, Former OCLC Research Senior Program Officer
Roy explores the changing landscape of libraries. You'll walk away with a better understanding of:
Rob Ross, Former OCLC Director, Implementation Programs
Rob examines the role of leadership in managing and driving change. You'll walk away with a better understanding of: