“The media and pop culture provide us with romanticized visions of dorm room ideas becoming billion dollar IPOs. And indeed, that does happen sometimes, but startups are more than rags to riches stories. In concise terms: startups are organizations dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This sounds exactly like an academic library to me. Not only are we trying to survive, but we’re also trying to transform our organizations into a viable service for 21st century scholars and learners.”
–Brian Mathews, Think Like a Startup,2012
This week, we’ll continue reading the foundation materials. Continue to explore the course site and get comfortable.
- Buckland, M. (1999). Redesigning Library Services: A Manifesto.
- Please read Preface, Introduction, The Electronic Library, & The Challenge.
- Casey, M. E., & Savastinuk, L. C. (2007). Library 2.0: A guide to participatory library service. Medford, N.J: Information Today.
- Please read Chapters 1, 2, 3, “An Open Letter to All Library Directors” in Chapter 4 on page 40, and Chapters 5, 7 and 8.
- Mathews, B. (2012). Think Like A Start Up.
Some of these go way back but serve as foundational pieces – #hyperlib students read these during the few days of class. The Library 2.0 eBook has been made available through the generosity of Information Today and the authors, Michael Casey and Laura Savastinuk.
You will also be reading my 2016 and 2019 books published by the American Library Association throughout the semester. Happy to provide you with the PDF versions, please see below 🙂
- Stephens, M. (2016). The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive, and Purposeful Change
- Stephens, M. (2019). Wholehearted Librarianship: Finding Hope, Inspiration, and Balance