"Achieving Organization 2.0" Launches METRO Lecture Series

photo via @cindiann on FlickrAs part of what we intend to be a regular lecture series in and around the metropolitan New York area, METRO is excited to have Meredith Farkas joining us on August 9 from 10:30am-12:00pm to discuss "Achieving Organization 2.0." The lecture will be of particular interest to library administrators, librarians, and students interested in learning best practices for successful technological innovation in the library.

Manylibraries are not currently structured to successfully embrace Web 2.0, which requires rapid user-centered change, experimentation, and radical trust. Farkas will discuss why so many 2.0 initiatives fail and what organizations need to do to position themselves to take advantage of the 2.0 technologies in ways that will ensure successful implementation. She will include practical tips, illustrated with examples from libraries that are already on the road to 2.0 through their innovative practices and services.


By the end of this program, participants will:
  • Understand some of the common reasons why Web 2.0 initiatives fail in libraries.
  • Have increased awareness of strategies for effectively planning and managing Web 2.0 initiatives in their libraries.
  • Know how organizations need to operate and be structured to successfully manage change in a 2.0 environment.

Register for this program ($30 for METRO and myMETRO members) here: http://bit.ly/cqS4yu
Or contact  Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 x10 with any questions.

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