Managing Change – When You’re the Change in Management [Beginner – 1:20-1:50pm Central]

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Discussion to Follow at 2:05-2:35pm Central

Institutions evolve over time, some as the result of deliberate planning, and others through less formal or incremental changes. The pace of change has accelerated in recent decades and libraries face increasing pressures to change, improve, and create greater efficiencies in their operation and services. Navigating the journey from “current state” to “future state” benefits from the use of many tools and techniques, as well as clear communication and deliberate leadership. This provides challenge to any director or manager, but provides specific obstacles – and opportunities – to a new leader arriving from outside the organization. Three panelists will share stories from their arrival into leadership positions at academic libraries and how they approached change management. Each in their current position for less than three years (and one only starting in March of this year), they will discuss their approach to previously “normal” management challenges and how they are grappling with budget and team reductions in the post-COVID world. This session will be of interest to those entering new leadership roles, dealing with change management, and institutional improvement. The panelists will discuss several key themes and provide time for questions and discussion with attendees.

Acquisitions Assessment Change Management Diversity and Inclusion Future Trends Leadership and Management Problem Solving Resource Planning
Location: Zoom Room 1 Date: November 20, 2020 Time: 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm Erik Nordberg Erik Nordberg Sarah Clark Sarah Clark DaVonne R. Rooney DaVonne R. Rooney