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What do we need to change, to change?

Nicola Wright London School of Economics and Political Science
Nicola will explore a range of areas where our habits might be holding us back from enjoying the future. Nicola is Director of LSE Library and the Librarian of the British Library of Political and Economic Science, which includes the Women’s Library. Nicola’s career has focused on leading change in libraries in order to meet the demands of a digital world, with roles at the British Library, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Imperial College London. Nicola has contributed to a number of national and international initiatives in support of evolving the role of research libraries and she has served as Chair of Research Libraries UK from 2017-2019

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What do we need to change, to change?

  1. 1. What do we need to change, to change Nicola Wright, Director of LSE Library
  2. 2. Habits – some good, some bad… …a tendency or disposition to act in a particular way …a learned behavioural response to a particular situation
  3. 3. Framing change Imagination – what could it be like? Thinking – how could it be done? Listening – what do others feel? Talking – who’s with me?
  4. 4. Imagination Freedom – remove blocks to creativity Simplicity – focus on the key aspects Judgement – not yet…
  5. 5. Thinking Data – analyse a range of sources Interpretation – be careful Action plan – focused and determined
  6. 6. Listening Feelings – these matter Understanding – appreciating others Compromise – finding a way through
  7. 7. Talking Persuade – convincing people Encourage – with patience Support – actively
  8. 8. Don’t lets lose… Our sense of humour Our kindness towards others Our faith in each other
  9. 9. Thank you