Leveraging Uncertainty to Achieve Success
Some libraries seem to be able to flow with the cultural, political, and technological changes that buffet us all. What do they know that you wish you knew?
George Needham will identify five characteristics that these resilient, successful libraries share, focusing on how these characteristics play out in policy, procedure, and most important, attitude. In the process, he'll present some ideas for thinking about library service in ways that lead to this success, regardless of what’s happening around you.
The webinar will also feature some low cost/no cost tips on how to implement these ideas in your library, with a little humor to leaven the mix.
George Needham is the Director of the Delaware County District Library in suburban Columbus, Ohio. After earning BA and MLS degrees from the University at Buffalo, New York, George his professional career at the Charleston (SC) County Library, and has served as director of Fairfield County (OH) District Library, as an executive with Ohio Library Association and Public Library Association, as State Librarian of Michigan, and as a vice president at OCLC. A well-traveled public speaker, George has also written several articles, recorded scores of podcasts, and reviewed hundreds of books, audiobooks, and videos for Library Journal, Booklist, The Columbus Dispatch, and AudioFile. He co-hosts the library radio show Off the Shelf, heard and streamed every Friday on WDLR, https://wdlrradio.com/. His sole brush with non-library fame came as a two-time Jeopardy! champion in December, 1994.