January 21, 2022

New Ithaka Issue Brief: Deanna Marcum on “Library Leadership for the Digital Age”

Here’s a new issue brief by Ithaka S+R Managing Director, Deanna Marcum. The brief contains highlights of a lecture Marcum gave when she was awarded the Miles Conrad Award at the annual meeting of the National Federation of Advanced Information Systems (NFAIS) annual meeting in February. From the Brief:

2016-03-28_12-32-10Libraries are also challenged in a dramatic way to deal with the demands of our users as technology allows them to gain access to information directly rather than without any intermediation from us. Accelerated globalization is a factor that has been acknowledged only in the last few years, but everyone now agrees that information knows no boundaries, and the library materials that are made available digitally are critically important to people all over the world. The rapid dissemination of information is surely a big factor in the social and economic changes we have seen taking place around the world. Education for the ordinary citizen in China or India or Africa is at least a possibility because of the information resources that libraries have made available digitally.

Direct to Full Text of Deanna Marcum’s Issue Brief,”Library Leadership for the Digital Age”  ||| PDF Version Note: The full text of Marcum’s lecture is available here via NFAIS. See Also: Ithaka S+R’s Deanna Marcum to Receive NFAIS 2016 Miles Conrad Award at Annual Conference (December 3, 2015) See Also: Ithaka S+R Issue Brief Looks at “Talent Management for Academic Libraries” (September 1, 2015)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.