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  • Leah Strauss posted an update in the tribe Tribe logo of Hyperlinked NewsroomHyperlinked Newsroom 2 months, 1 week ago

    Doing research for my Collections Management class, found this on the ALCTS site: Ogburn, J L. (2009). Moderately risky business: challenging libraries to assume more risk in an era of opportunity. p. 31 – 44. http://www.ala.org/alcts/sites/ala.org.alcts/files/content/resources/papers/risk_ogburn.pdf

    • Oh wowza is this GOOD:

      In sum, to craft a new future while remaining true to the library’s mis- sion to nd, preserve and make available the many stories of research, cultures, and people’s lives and imaginations, librarians are urged to stop dwelling on the risk of experimentation.

      !!!!

      That’s a lot of my favorite stuff: telling stories of research and our lives…risk..experimentation…

      • 🙂 Yes – I recognized your approach!

        I loved the “stories” angle especially, too. (I keep saying this is why some politicians succeed where others – who are excellent executives and policy wonks, but can’t shape the narrative to capture public imagination – fail. Not naming names.)

        Take calculated risks. Enjoy the ride – new sights inspire creativity. Remember to apply the break slowly, and signal a new direction if necessary.