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Presentation
Library I.T.: Information Technologists or Information Thought-leaders?
American Library Association Library Information Technology Association Conference
  • Craig A Boman, University of Dayton
  • Whitni Watkins, Analog Devices
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Publication Date
6-26-2016
Place of Publication
Orlando, FL
Abstract

Library staff employed in information technology departments are often seen as support staff, only providing services when something breaks. But what more can library IT staff do to support the mission of their libraries? In this presentation we will explore why library IT staff should maximize their ability to work across various library departments to collaboratively design new library services rather than being relegated to support staff. We will also explore how library IT staff may challenge traditional bureaucratic organization structures to lead change efforts.

Keywords
  • Libraries,
  • library,
  • information technology,
  • management,
  • lita,
  • ala,
  • American Library Association
Citation Information
Craig A Boman and Whitni Watkins. "Library I.T.: Information Technologists or Information Thought-leaders?" American Library Association Library Information Technology Association Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craig_boman/5/