New Article: “Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System”
The following peer-reviewed article appears in the May 2016 issue of Library Leadership and Management published by the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), an ALA division.
Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System
Library Leadership and Management
Vol 30, No 3 (2016)
Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services remained unchanged and bound to legacy practices from decades past. For us, the best catalyst for change was a system migration to a cloud-based type of management system. This system migration was tied to organizational restructuring and a new strategic plan, each of which intertwined with the details of the migration project and was underpinned by thoughtful analysis of how to help employees through change. Details of the migration are discussed in relation to how they inspired departmental and organizational change through updated technology.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.