The Linchpin Librarian: Becoming an Indispensable and Integrated Resource in Your Organization (G1)

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Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Coordinator: Diana Koppang, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Moderator: Amy Towell, Hopkins Bruce Research Corp
Speakers: Darin Fox, University of Oklahoma Law Library; Mary Matuszak, New York County District Attorney's Office; Kathryn Trotter, Latham & Watkins LLP

Tracks: General or Core Programs; Reference, Research & Client Services

In his book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, author Seth Godin states: "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map." In today's economy, you are continuously challenged to prove your value and cutting costs is not enough. By enlarging your role in your organization, and by building partnerships with other departments, you can make your teams indispensable. In this program, you will learn how librarians in organizations like yours have successfully expanded the roles their libraries play to reposition their teams as essential and integrated parts of the whole.

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