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Thursday, November 9 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Please, No More Change! How We Guide Staff Through New Technologies

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Libraries are rapidly moving toward new technologies such as next-generation library management systems and new discovery systems. Migrating to a new platform is not only a question of which technology you choose or how you move data, but how the library staff adjust to the change. While we provide training and documentation, we do not always anticipate the human elements of a migration. Often, even years after the new system is in place, the migration can have lingering repercussions in staff engagement and morale. However, library managers can play a crucial role in making the transition smooth. How do managers facilitate change in libraries to keep morale up, help combat change fatigue, and encourage staff engagement in the new technology? What are the best ways to communicate about new technologies, before, during, and after a major change? How can we encourage growth mindsets and exploration of new systems without pushing staff too far? This Lively Lunch will be an active discussion of best practices when addressing major changes in technology, for those who are anticipating a migration, those who have survived the move to a new platform, and the vendors that create these new systems.

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Xan Arch

Dean, Clark Library, University of Portland

Laura Turner

Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery, University of San Diego / Copley Library
Laura Turner has served as the Head of Technical Services at Copley Library, University of San Diego since Oct. 2012.  Prior to this appointment, she was the Head of Technical Services at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.  Laura is interested in the role of technical... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Citadel Green Room South, Embassy Suites Hotel 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403