CARL Conference:Saying Yes: Building innovative libraries by killing fear and getting the job done
Saying Yes: Building innovative libraries by killing fear and getting the job done - Live-Streamed Presentation (Friday, April 6, 7:45-10:00am PST)
Jenica P. Rogers
Libraries, like farmers, have never had a good year. Our budgets wither and die, our goals shift with the seasons, and our entire foundation feels like it's shifting as technology continues to change our economic and information landscape. And if you listen to the professional discourse, it sounds like we're scared of what that all means. I will suggest that our fear doesn't actually matter, and propose that what we need is leadership that lets go of the idea of doing it all, doing it right, doing it carefully - whatever limiter you've placed on how to do your work "correctly". Instead of limiting ourselves, we need to simply focus on doing the job, like the adaptable, innovative, confident professionals we all strive to be. To that end, I'll share some strategies and approaches to management and leadership that can bring us closer to getting the job done in a way we can be proud of.