In the current era, libraries have to contend with economic turbulence, budget constraints and technology developments, while continuing to meet users’ needs for top-quality services. The role of library leaders is to influence, take decisions, engage, motivate and utilize all their leadership skills in order to keep their libraries up to date in terms of technology developments and cutting-edge services, while meet users' expectations.
Change management, as a concept, requires both individuals and institutions to embrace change, by adopting successful change strategies and avoiding its risks. Institutions in general, and libraries in particular, need to re-organize and re-engineer, to develop workflows that engage successfully with inevitably increasing changes.
The workshop will discuss a number of important themes:
- Leadership skills … the concept of change … strategies for its success … individual and institutional change
- Preparedness for change … surrounding risks: Cases and models.
All levels of library leaders
Dr. Hassan EL-Sereihy
- Professor of Information Science at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.