Part Five – Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 3/31/2017

This is the fifth post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. No matter the organization size, sector or geography, the same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals. Please read on for our thoughts on the fifth most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—dependence on the IT department, or on costly vendor services.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Part Four – Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 3/24/2017

This is the fourth post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. The same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals—no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the fourth most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—lack of integration with other critical systems.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Do You Deliver Content via Your Organization’s Website? Upward Mobility is Key!

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 3/17/2017

As part of its new mobile-first strategy, Google will give preferential search rankings to mobile-friendly sites (sites optimized for mobile devices). This change will have a significant impact on search results. Librarians and knowledge managers who make content available to the public, external researchers, funders, et al., through an organizational website must take this into consideration.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems, GeniePlus

Part Three—Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 3/3/2017

This is the third post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. (You can find the first post here and the second post here.) We observe that the same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals—no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the third most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—permissions management.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Think Clearly Blog Favorite: What Does Success Look Like?

Posted by Lucidea on 3/1/2017
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Originally Posted: Sept. 18, 2015
 
So often we focus on our daily tasks and deadlines, and define a “good day” by whether we knocked off what was on the list. But keeping an eye on the bigger picture allows us to know whether we are actually succeeding, as opposed to accomplishing.
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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship

Part Two—Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 2/24/2017

This is the second post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. We observe that the same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals—no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the second most prevalent opportunity for special library growth.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Part One—Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 2/17/2017

During our conversations with clients, prospective clients and information management professionals across the globe, we observe that the same six challenges to library success and sustainability keep surfacing, no matter the organization size, sector or geography. In this blog post series, we’ll explore these challenges one by one.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Is Your Library Ready for Generation Z?

Posted by Lucidea on 2/10/2017

Generation Z is the cohort that follows Millennials; the starting birth date for this generation is the mid-90s. Their presence and influence in your workplace is going to grow, and they have very specific expectations with regard to information access and knowledge exchange. Get ready for them now.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Small Library Management, Integrated Library Systems

The Stormy Librarian Goes Back in Time

Posted by Lucidea on 1/13/2017

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Topics: Library Management, Stormy Librarian, Solo Librarianship, Small Library Management, Integrated Library Systems

Peer Mentoring is a Great Professional Development Option for Solo Librarians

Posted by Lucidea on 1/10/2017

One of the many positive aspects of solo librarianship is the diversity of the practitioners. Among them are law librarians, medical librarians, corporate/special librarians and archivists, to name just a few. This diversity helps solo librarians to better help one another, solving common problems and sharing/implementing best practices.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Professional Development, Small Library Management

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