Vision and innovation: the key to develping tommorrows library and information services (0327 Vision and inno)

Venue: Bretby Conference Centre

Location: Bretby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 14, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 19, 2004
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Vision and innovation: a key to developing tomorrow’s library and information services

As library and information services seek to demonstrate their value and relevance in an increasingly complex world, the importance of clear vision has never been greater. At every level, from the local to the national, leaders are needed who can transform their services, inspire and develop their staff and ensure that library and information services play a full part in enabling every member of society to achieve their potential.

This event is an opportunity for leaders and potential leaders of library and information services worldwide to share experiences, to learn from examples of excellence in action and to formulate a vision for the future of their own services.

Main topics and issues include:

· modelling the future
· leadership in the modern world
· effectiveness in a political environment
· partnership and co-operation

The event starts in London at the UK Government's Department for Trade and Industry, where participants can gain practical experience of the state-of-the-art 'FutureFocus' installation. Participants are encouraged to create a predictive model for the future of their own organisation- to map the context, identify the challenges and devise strategies for successful development.

This seminar is aimed at leaders and senior managers in the library and information services sector. It is of interest primarily to those from public, governmental and academic backgrounds, but is also relevant to the business sector. Participants may include heads of public library services, heads of academic libraries and senior research staff, decision-makers from local, regional and national governments, and those responsible for commercial information services. A principal objective of the seminar is to enable shared learning and foster international networks.

Event directors Martin Molloy and Robert Gent are Director and Assistant Director of Cultural and Community Services for Derbyshire County Council. Contributors will include: Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, Chief Executive, Leadership Research and Development Ltd and Professor of Leadership Studies, Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds; Norma McDermott, Director, An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (The Library Council of Ireland) and Bob Usherwood Head of Library and Information Management Group, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield.


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