New Model for Leading at the Speed of Change
Conventional management thought presumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete.
As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a world where advantage belongs to the fast and the adaptable. However, there is a small but growing group of managers who are thriving in this time of great change by designing their organizations around the principles and practices of a new and very different model—Wiki Management.
The practitioners of this new model don’t build hierarchies; they build networks. That’s because in a postdigital world, networks are smarter and faster than hierarchies.
Examples of companies that are consciously focused on not building traditional bureaucratic hierarchies include Google, Zappos, Amazon, and Whole Foods. In addition, there are a handful of established companies that have embraced this paradigm shift such as Procter & Gamble, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and IBM.
This webcast will explore how today’s most successful companies are using the power of networks to master the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Early Literacy In Your Library -- A Three-part Webinar Series
Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners, a report released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in June 2013, identifies 10 Key Ways that libraries can improve early learning outcomes, increase school readiness, and help all children, especially those most at risk, read and succeed at grade three. The report is a call to fully use libraries and museums to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.
Early Literacy Apps and iPads in the Children’s Department
The third webinar in the series will introduce the basics of using iPads preloaded with early literacy apps in the children’s department, at storytime, and for checkout. Today’s children are growing up surrounded by technology and using tablets comes naturally to them. Librarians can introduce apps and digital books in a developmentally appropriate manner that supports early literacy development. This webinar will assist libraries in implementing the 10 Key Ways that libraries can improve early learning outcomes, especially “Linking new digital technologies to learning.”
As libraries around the world embrace rapid technological changes, they’re offering services and resources—like maker-spaces and collaborative computing—that would have been flights of fancy just a decade ago. From community forums to hacker-spaces, the way patrons interact with their library and each other is driving new visions of what libraries need to be.
Our panel of expert architects will explore how new design philosophies can help patrons and librarians get the most out of their spaces while blowing the lid off traditional ideas of what a library is for. We’ll look at model projects that are flexible; respond to advances in technology; offer community space; make smart use of indoor and outdoor space; and have successfully incorporated maker-spaces.
- What is Cloud Computing?
- Do you know you’re probably already using the cloud?
- Want to learn how your library will benefit from using cloud services?
Cloud computing has been around for a number of years. It has become more than just a trend but a dynamic service that has changed not only how companies conduct business, but the services they provide to us, the computer user.
In this webinar, we will discuss what Cloud Computing is, how it has changed the way we use the Internet, and how our libraries might benefit from it.
It may be cooling down but these YA publishers are heating up! Join us for this free, hour-long webinar where representatives from Blink, Lerner Publishing Group, and Open Road Media will share their new teen titles perfect for hibernating with this winter and on into next year. Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley moderates.
Millennials are infiltrating the workforce while managers and older generations are scrambling to understand and work with this fascinating group. The phrase “What’s up with the kids these days?” is not a new one, but with millennials, there seems to be an entirely new set of challenges and opportunities. By 2015, Millennials will outnumber Boomers in the workforce – Are you ready?
TL | News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts.
Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.
You’ve bought your big fall titles, now it’s time for a preview of what your patrons will be demanding next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors from imprints at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves.
Now that personal electronic devices like tablets, smart phones and digital cameras are ubiquitous, it’s important for librarians to be able to incorporate these devices into both library services and internal staff activity. On the next episode of American Libraries Live, Heather Moorefield-Lang, Education and Applied Social Sciences Librarian for Virginia Tech, will lead an expert panel in a discussion on the present and future of tablets.