Legal marketing and business development expert Eric Dewey defines a new term for a multifaceted expert work product and deliverable that librarians are uniquely positioned to develop, implement and manage in a critical leadership role for customers.
Author, professor, editor Bruce Rosenstein highlights his 10 Elements of the Future based on his many years of study of Peter Drucker’s work. These elements are an actionable resource for proactively and positively engaging with the multifaceted challenges and opportunities we are encountering in our work places and personal lives.
Greg Lambert Chief Knowledge Services Officer at Jackson Walker, LLP in Houston calls out the proactive, expertise, and tangible roles law library leaders must undertake in light of changes in organizational roles, including outsourcing.
The Next Librarian of Congress – What to do about the Internet Archive and Google Books scanning project?
David Rothman offers his insights and perspective on the work and challenges that await the next Librarian of Congress. He calls for an individual who is not only steeped in the requisite expertise of research, technology, learning, teaching and freedom of information, but in following with a cause he has long championed he states “we need someone with “a love of reading—including the e-book variety.”
Alan Rothman provides much needed insight and perspective regarding the role of employee performance and productivity metrics, big data, and identifying future leaders within an organization. Although HR professionals and software applications have been engaged to deliver results that yield this knowledge, both are lacking in effectively leveraging and delivering processes to drive future success.
The mission of The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture is the reintroduction of Classical principles of musical, artistic, and scientific practice and performance into the daily lives of American and other citizens, especially youth. Lynn J. Yen, Executive Director of the foundation, discusses the organization’s work to ensure that any young person that wishes to can meet and embrace the true world of Classical music, and that they should likewise be provided with the means to make this music his/her own.
David H. Rothman’s current commentary highlights the composition of the new board of directors of the nonprofit DPLA, an organization that continues to grow and change, along with clarifying its goals and objectives.
Marcus P. Zillman’s guide is a wide ranging and immediately useful listing of tutorial resources and sites on the Internet. This guide will assist you to discover, review and select the most relevant and reliable sources for your requirements, on topics that include: e-training, health sciences and biomedical research, educational opportunities for unemployed workers, effective web searching, statistical data mining, free college and university courses, programming in various open source applications, and technical support, user guides and repair services too!
NPR’s Senior Librarian Laura Soto-Barra highlights specific “Future Ready” skills that comprise e-leadership competencies: Skills, Attitude, Knowledge and Experience.
Nicole C. Engard continues her series on best practices for libraries to leverage open source tools with a guide on publishing tutorials for using library resources. Rather than creating a printed pathfinder, she suggests creating a video tutorial instead, as the learning experience is often more engaging and has deeper impact when users see something done versus reading about it.