ACRL/NY Management and Leadership Development Discussion Group — February 20, 2015

The inaugural meeting of the ACRL/NY Management and Leadership Development discussion group is scheduled for Friday February 20th from 9:30 to 10:45 at Mercy College.

This is a group for people who currently find themselves in – or are interested in assuming – a management or leadership role in research libraries. The group will convene a few times per year to discuss some of the philosophical and practical questions associated with leadership and management in present-day research libraries. Among other things, wea��ll be talking about participantsa�� reasons for wanting to be research-library leaders: visions they would like to realize or priorities they would like to advance as leaders or managers in research libraries. Wea��ll also be addressing practical realities such as how managememt or leadership roles are achieved within these kinds of organizational structures and and how someone can work within these structures to effect changes they think are important and to influence the evolution of their institutions and the research library professions more broadly.

For our first meeting wea��ll be joined by Lisa Norberg. Lisa is a Principal at KN Consultants, a non-profit organization she started in 2014 with Rebecca Kennison. K|N provides strategic and operational guidance via a range of consultation services to academic and research libraries, scholarly societies and organizations. In 2015, they will launch the Open Access Network, a scalable and sustainable plan for open access publishing and archiving in the humanities and social sciences. Prior to moving to K|N, she served as the Dean of the Barnard College Library and Academic Information Services, and has held positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Penn State Harrisburg, and George Mason University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institutea��s School of Information and Library Science where she teaches a course on strategic leadership. Her work and research interests are focused on the organizational transformation of academic libraries, the evolving role of librarians in teaching and learning, and the librariesa�� role in an open access scholarly information ecosystem.

When: Friday February 20th from 9:30 to 10:45

Where: Mercy College, Manhattan – 66 West 35th Street, Room 723

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This meeting is open to ACRL/NY members only. Please remember to renew your membership. Ita��s inexpensive, and you dona��t need to join ACRL National. If you became a member, or renewed after October 1 of 2014, then your membership should be good through 2015. If you are unsure if you are a current member, you can contact Werner Sbaschnik, ACRL/NY Membership Secretary, at

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