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From LJ: A survey of library innovators exposes pressure points in the profession—and how to relieve them

Posted by Editor on October 2, 2008

By Chrystie Hill & Meredith Farkas — Library Journal, 10/1/2008

Each year, Library Journal recognizes 50 or so emerging leaders in the profession as Movers & Shakers. These library professionals are passionate about the work they do and are moving the profession forward, often in creative and innovative ways. Movers & Shakers ourselves, we each had different experiences following our recognition, which confirmed what we’d heard from our Mover & Shaker (M&S) colleagues. Some enjoyed and were encouraged by amazing institutional support and acknowledgement, while others received minimum internal support for their innovative work. This made us wonder how the entire cohort has been shaped, encouraged, or discouraged by our institutions. While we tend to be highly self-motivated on the whole, all of us are affected by organizational culture and management that can either spur us on or deter us. Do Movers & Shakers have supportive relationships within our institutions? What can organizations do to foster and encourage creativity and innovation in library service?…More here:

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One Response to “From LJ: A survey of library innovators exposes pressure points in the profession—and how to relieve them”

  1. Chrystie said

    Hey, thanks for noticing our article. Let us know what you think.

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