Five C’s of Academic Librarianship for the 21st Century

Change

Social Change & Agency
“We experience this as disruptive because of the ways in which the turn to the digital and digital technologies reconfigure and challenge traditional social relations and practices” … G. Moore
Incessant Flux

Costs
Follow the money
!  Students !  Faculty !  Libraries are a service

How do you demonstrate value of librarians?

Communication
What is your vision of 21st century academic librarianship?
!  Analyse

the situation !  E.g., SWOT Analysis [Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats] !  Articulate your value in terms that are meaningful to the administration !  Built strategic alliances !  Leadership

Cool tool: http://www.alumni.hbs.edu/careers/pitch/

Communit(ies)
"  Colleagues

in your university "  Faculty association/union "  Professional association "  Faculties of library and information science "  Community of practice (CoP)

Re-define strengths in …
Teaching !  Research
! 

!  Library as a living lab
! 

Specialised services
!  Data !  Embedded librarians !  Needs assessment and usability !  Publishing

Symposium on Academic Librarianship Nov. 18, 2011.

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