Journal Article: “Library Resilience and Leadership in a Global Crisis”
The article linked below was published today by LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries.
University of Southern Denmark
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
Wellcome Collection, UK
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
Malmö University Library, Sweden
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Utrecht University Library, Utrecht, Netherlands
KU Leuven, Belgium
LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries
Research Libraries, like other organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been facing difficult choices concerning which services to offer, whilst minimising risk to their staff, communities, and users. As the post COVID-19 era beckons, library leaders are urged to adapt flexible strategic plans that apply to every facet of library operation to ensure the organisations remain both safe and resilient in the future.
This paper discusses leadership skills and practical techniques that can be applied to help build resilient libraries and deliver positive new change in the post-COVID-19 recovery period.
Our findings indicate that leaders need to find ways to realign library ambitions to this uncertain new operating environment. The focus should be directed to digitisation and supporting systems, as well as on sustainability and transformative services. These are a must for the future of libraries.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.