Date + Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Speakers: June Liebert, Sidley Austin LLP; Jane Sánchez, Library of Congress; Carol Watson, UGA Law Library
BoK Domains: Management + Business Acumen, Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level
The nature of library work is changing. New technology, user preferences, tighter budgets, and new expectations have meant that libraries have altered and adapted the way they provide resources and services. While these changes have brought many benefits to library users, innovations in how libraries provide resources and services often have long-term implications on the skills needed from librarians and staff. Now more than ever, it’s important to communicate to staff about the future of their work and their roles in the library, and to provide them with the development and training they need to transition into new roles. “Where do you see yourself in the next five years?” is no longer applicable to just those looking to move up in the profession, but also to those individuals who wish to grow within in their current position.