Notes from a presentation at Oracle Cloud World on 4th March 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
David Rock, author of Your Brain at Work (2009), asked us how we develop good leaders in our teams. Leadership development is one of the most important aspects to consider in the workplace, as most people would prefer to have a better boss than a pay rise. So therefore, developing good leaders is a significant factor in increasing productivity. Yet growing talent is one of the weakest skills of managers, it rates lowest on a list of manager competencies. Read the rest of this entry »
Library future is not about setting the agenda or predicting where we will go, its about enabling and managing the changes that will come. The main aspect that we should encourage is an appetite for curiousity about the future. While structures and traditions may go, we retain vision and opportunity. We start from a point of reading and literacy, and add on inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you ready for the future library? VALA 2014
What does the library of the future look like? How can librarians prepare themselves for leading the library of the future? These are the questions I asked a group of around 30 attendees at the bootcamp ‘Transforming yourself for the future library’, which I ran at the VALA 2014 conference in Melbourne. My slides for the presentation are below.
Joe Janes’ book Library 2020 was an excellent jumping off point for thinking about how libraries might look and work in the near future. I asked the bootcampers to imagine their library in 2020 by completing the sentence “My library in 2020 will be…”. You can see the diversity and imagination of their responses below. My personal favourite is the first one, so I’ve included the original post-it note. I’m hoping to discover the author.
After imagining their library in 2020, I put out the challenge to the bootcampers to think about…
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