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When the Tide Goes Out, Everyone Can See Who’s Swimming Naked. October 20, 2011 Presented by Joan Frye Williams and George Needham. Remember us?. April 26 – Sustainable choices. Existential sustainability. How does our community see itself and its future ?. Operational sustainability.

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When the Tide Goes Out, Everyone Can See Who’s Swimming Naked

October 20, 2011

Presented by

Joan Frye Williams and George Needham


Remember us?


April 26 – Sustainable choices


Existential sustainability


How does our community see itselfand its future?


Operational sustainability


How well do ourservices match community expectations?


Political sustainability


Are we asking the right questions?

  • Ask about things they know and care about

  • Don’t ask how to run the library

  • Let them dream big: don’t point out constraints

  • Listen, don’t explain


Financial sustainability


How can we diversify?


April 27 – Sustainable practices


Don’t assume that libraries are the “go-to” place for information


Enticing, not explaining


Don’t assume that people can’t find the “good stuff” on their own


Sharing, not guarding


Don’t assume that getting the books back is more important than getting the people back


Relationships, not transactions


Don’t assume that there’s only one right or fair way to do everything


Tools, not rules


Don’t assume that your library is primarily a window on the outside world


Local, not generic


Don’t assume that information is an end in itself


Transformation, not information


Don’t assume that the way to stay safe is to be perfect


Efficiency, not perfection


Work worth doing


How can we…?


So what’s up, Docs?


First, the good news…


Now, the not so good news…


Your challenges

  • Think of the challenges you need to overcome to move your library forward

  • Focus on what you need to accomplish, rather than how other people need to change.

  • Write each of your challenges on a separate Post-it note (one per note), legibly please.

  • On the flip chart paper, work with your colleagues to clump the Post-it notes into common themes

  • Circle and name the themes.

  • Prepare to report your results!


More than one route to success


Build on our strengths


Access


Organization and problem-solving


Content curation


Coaching


Co-creation


Community convening


Convergence


Narrative


Infiltration


Build capacity


Beyond inventory control to support forlearning and creativity


Beyond processes to results


Beyond rationing to abundance


Beyond anonymity to market knowledge


Beyond remedial advocacyto peer engagement


How

we?

we?

How

can

we?

can

can


How will we…?


Find your motivation


Stay connected


Move forward…together


Don’t give up: she hasn’t sung yet


Let’s continue the conversation

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