June 18, 2018

Lead the Change Article Archives

Professional Development for Today’s Librarian
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Ideas from the Labs at DC Public Library

They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.

LJ Leads the Change with Its Library Design Workshop

Library renovation and construction projects can be intimidating for those who are part of the planning process—especially if this involves stepping into a new role.

Judy Siegel on UX for All | The User Experience

UX designer Judy Siegel likes a good challenge. For the past six years, she has been helping a wide range of tech companies, startups, and nonprofits find design thinking solutions to their user experience problems. Currently director of user experience at MSNBC, Siegel has brought her design skills to CNN.com, the Information Architecture Institute, and recently the Data Privacy Project, a Knight Foundation–funded prototype project for an online technical support network that will help librarians set up secure digital services and educate their communities about privacy issues.

The User-Centered Library: Digital UX Workshop Preview

By now the concept of user experience (UX) has shown up on most librarians’ radar at some point. Whether you’ve found yourself curious about how better digital design could help your library’s traffic, you wish had a UX specialist on staff, you’re engaged by Aaron Schmidt’s The User Experience column, or you’ve considered learning more about user-centered design yourself, the chance to improve the library’s user experience is within everyone’s reach.

A Look at “Profiles in Leadership” | Focus on Leadership and Management

Leadership has become one of the most popular terms when applied to human behavior, particularly with regard to the operation of an organization, the actions of government, or the success of other entities or endeavors. In some cases, it has been used interchangeably with the term management, thus confusing the differentiation commonly cited between the two words.

Leadership Is Not a Static Endeavor | Lead The Change

Leading today’s libraries demands fluidity, which requires the willingness to recognize the need for change, and then, the ability to lead that change. And, as we say at the Lead the Change sessions, “You don’t need a title to be a leader!”

Library Support Requires Active Leaders | Lead the Change

Are extraordinary initiatives the business of public libraries and their leaders? In my view, they exemplify the leadership role for public libraries.

Lead the Change: Preparing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Challenges

LJ’s 550 Movers and Shakers and staff from libraries honored as LJ Library of the Year have formed the core of the real-world library leaders who serve as examples and guest speakers at the workshops.

Lead the Change

It just keeps getting better. I continue to be blown away by the hunger in libraries for marketing — not just the promotion side of marketing — but bona  fide market research. This week’s Lead the Change session, held at my library gave me new inspiration. 100 library staff from the five-state area around Ohio gathered […]

The Whole Story: There’s Way More to LJ Than What’s on Paper | Editorial

If you’re reading this in print and only in print, you may not realize it, but you’re not getting everything that Library Journal has to offer.