New Article: “Measures of Change in Academic Library Behavior” by David W. Lewis
The following article appears in Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) published by the Library Leadership and Management Association.
Measures of Change in Academic Library Behavior
David W. Lewis
IUPUI University Library
Library Leadership & Management
Vol 32, No 1 (2017)
From the Introduction
Most of us working in academic libraries recognize that new strategies and practices are required given the changes technology has brought to higher education and scholarly communication.1 Many libraries are implementing these strategies and practices, but it is difficult to move often long-established ways of doing things and to know how much progress is being made. At least in part this is because we are in uncharted waters and the old markers no longer measure the things that matter. What we need now are new measures to help establish how we are doing. It is a management truism that what gets measured is what gets done, and so until we have measures that direct us toward the changes we know we should be making, we are unlikely to go fast enough or far enough.
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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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.