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Joyce L. Ogburn
Risk and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Uncertainty
Especially in a time of uncertainty librarians should be aggressively seeking new opportunities for experimentation and entrepreneurship to advance library programs and serve our users better. An essential element of being an entrepreneur is assuming and managing risk effectively. Strategies for risk and entrepreneurship will be explored and suggestions offered to help librarians achieve our desired outcomes.
Joyce L. Ogburn is the University Librarian and Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Previously Joyce was at the University of Washington, Old Dominion University, Yale University, and Penn State University. She holds degrees in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Indiana University, and an MS in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the University of Utah Joyce co-chairs the Knowledge Management Committee, and is a member of the Council of Academic Deans, the Information Technology Council, and the Cyberinfrastructure Council.
She has led national activities and served many national organizations, among them the American Anthropological Association, American Library Association divisions of ACRL and ALCTS, the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and SPARC. As a researcher, Joyce is interested in the history of anthropology, scholarly communication, the future of libraries, and leadership. She believes strongly in interdisciplinary knowledge and the interweaving paths of scholarship that libraries inspire and is passionate about the creation, sharing, and preservation of knowledge in its many forms