"Reorganizing and Restructuring the Research Library for Strategy and Value" webinar recording available


We asked, you answered. Based on surveying and interviewing institutions in the OCLC Research Library Partnership, Jim Michalko shared observations about how academic libraries are innovatively changing their organizational structures to:

  • more directly support the priorities of their home institutions
  • deliver a different set of services tailored to the changing demands of research and
  • maximize their efficiency in sourcing and scaling these services

Delivering value is the result of strategy planning, alignment of directions and the organizational structure for service delivery. This webinar featured some innovative examples of the latter. Time was set aside to hear from attendees so we could learn from their local experiences. 

This was the first webinar in our Works in Progress: an OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series, exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners. OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in these Works in Progress webinars to informally review and provide feedback on work happening in OCLC Research, as well as to tell us what they are working on that everyone should know about and what input would help them move forward. Although webinar attendance is exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, the webinar recordings are made publicly available afterward.

For more information:

Jim Michalko
Vice President, OCLC Research Library Partnership
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Webinar files


  • View webinar recording on YouTube [link]
  • Download the webinar recording (.mp4) [link]


  • View webinar slides on SlideShare [link]
  • Download webinar slides (.pptx) [link]