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Other publication in scientific journal - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Professional development, values and strategy – the means for building strong libraries for the future!

Isberg, Catharina;

Abstract

The library and information sector is undergoing massive change. In a changing world we must create environments that promote strong development to ensure a viable future and a library that provides benefits to all our customers. Professional development is an essential component of this environment. It must be in line with the organization’s strategy and values. Changes in customer expectations, behavior and technological development make it even more important to form the library’s identity and prioritize our activities. Values, strategy and professional development go hand in hand with the development process. Staff participation in the development process produces a climate that is creative and a means of ensuring success in the future. At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences University Library we have worked with professional development, strategy and values as well as the concepts of staff empowerment and leadership. This effort has included all staff members and the results have been excellent.

Published in

IFLA Journal

2012, volume: 38, number: 1, pages: 35-36

Authors' information

Isberg, Catharina
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Library

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

UKÄ Subject classification

Information Systems, Social aspects

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/110705