Serious challenges threaten special libraries’ sustainability and we want to show you how your peers Adapt, Act and Thrive.
Join us and a panel of visionary information professionals to learn how they:
• Ensure and leverage info-ubiquity. Universal access to information assets requires global coverage and 24/7/365 self-service, from any device, including mobile. • Embed themselves within their organizations. Library technology must integrate with existing systems, leverage existing information assets and work seamlessly with current IT infrastructure. • Engage end users. Users expect to influence and interact with content via social tools. • Manage challenging vendor relationships. Get control of third party content providers who are directly approaching end users and bypassing the library. • Control costs. Budgets are scrutinized every year; purchased content must be utilized and costs must be recovered. • Demonstrate value. Tracking, measurement and monitoring of services, satisfaction and performance are critical, together with communication of results. Special librarians achieve sustainability by emphasizing access, efficiency, integration and relevance. Our panel discussion will include several of your peers who make their departments and functions more relevant – now, and into the future. Survive: adapt, act and thrive!
Participants will hear about powerful ways to adopt survival tactics in order to thrive and extend their reach.