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Change management: redesigning, reskilling and redeploying

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 30 October - 1 November 2013, Canberra: waves of change.
This paper examines the change management process from the announcement of the change through to the implementation of the new supplier. The paper presents findings from team surveys and interviews conducted throughout the process. Recommendations are given for staff facing similar changes in their own work environments.

Sustainable Development Goals: Stretch targets baseline report

10 Sustainable Development Goal stretch targets are proposed for libraries in Australia from 2020-2030, following a period of refinement from September 2019. Targets address literacy; access to knowledge; equitable access; culture and heritage; sustainable communities; contribution to health and wellbeing; diversity and gender equality; lifelong learning; and global citizenship. 
The report tracks the current status of lead agencies against the SDG stretch targets as of January 2022. 

Real Impact

Article from INCITE January/February 2022 Volume 43 Issue 1: Beginnings.
Discussion of the ways university librarians can support the production of research impact assessments in Australian universities.

Turning dead space into "ThinkSpace"

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
Introduction and Context:
The University of Sydney Library launched the inaugural ThinkSpace in early 2016. By attending this presentation you will be taken on a journey from dead space to ThinkSpace, outlining the strategic thinking, challenges and successes in prototyping this new concept.
The Challenge:

The tipping point: How granular statistics can make a big difference in understanding and demonstrating value

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce an original, quantitative approach to examining the use of library electronic resources by demographic (or 'market segment'). In turn it provides an innovative way to demonstrate and explore the value of libraries and importantly, electronic collections.


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