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    Library resilience and leadership in a global crisis

    Shaghaei, Najmeh and Knowles, Claire and Morley Clarke, Fiona and Eveleigh, Alexandra and Casaldàliga, Núria and Nolin, Emma and Tatai, Andrea and Cohen, Marc and Pronk, Martine and Ghesquière, Elke (2022) Library resilience and leadership in a global crisis. LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, 32 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 2213-056X

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    Research Libraries, like other organisations during the COVID-19 pan-demic, have been facing difficult choices concerning which services to offer, whilst minimising risk to their staff, communities, and users. As the post COVID-19 era beckons, library leaders are urged to adapt flexible strate-gic plans that apply to every facet of library operation to ensure the organ-isations remain both safe and resilient in the future. This paper discusses leadership skills and practical techniques that can be applied to help build resilient libraries and deliver positive new change in the post-COVID-19 recovery period. Our findings indicate that leaders need to find ways to realign library ambitions to this uncertain new operating environment. The focus should be directed to digitisation and supporting systems, as well as on sustainability and transformative services. These are a must for the future of libraries.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Research libraries; resilience; leadership; COVID-19;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 15395
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    Depositing User: Fiona Morley
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 11:49
    Journal or Publication Title: LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries
    Publisher: LIBER
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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