In an era of unprecedented access to information, the knowledge, skills, and experience of librarians and information professionals are valuable to myriad organizations, both corporate and non-profit. Even in traditional library settings, our roles are changing, and we need to consider how our traditional skill sets can be rolled into entirely new competencies. Whether it be at a public library or at a large corporation, librarians and information professionals must adapt to new methods of knowledge and information management and access. As these are our stock in trade, so too is adapting and thriving in a tumultuous technological environment.
On November 12th, former Academic Director of the Information and Knowledge Strategy Master’s program at Columbia University, Linda Stoddart, will join us at METRO to instruct an intensive full-day workshop that will prepare library managers and other information professionals to step into their roles as leaders of innovation. With additional experience as an information management leader at such institutions as the United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjold Library, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the International Institute for Management Development, Linda’s work has uniquely qualified her to instruct on this topic. For “New Competencies for Leading Innovation and Change in the Knowledge Economy,” she has taken her years of experience and her expertise in knowledge strategy to inform the professional community - and anyone planning to change or rethink his or her career - on what skills we need to cultivate in ourselves and in our staff.
For more information and registration, visit http://metro.org/events/227/.