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Entrepreneurial approaches to library services of the Future
As the world of librarianship is evolving rapidly to incorporate ever expanding emerging technologies, the need to innovatively embrace strategic approaches to information access and delivery has become crucial than ever before.
Social engagement, knowledge creation and information sharing are becoming instrumental in global partnership traversing across the information world. The questions arise: what are those different traits that the librarians need to learn and apply in order to succeed in the changing landscape? How can those skills be acquired?
Entrepreneurial librarianship can motivate librarians to envision new ways of providing services to their clients. This presentation also highlights some of those traits and how they can influence today's libraries to create innovative service delivery models aimed at benefiting their clients. By focusing on dreams, data collection and analysis, innovation and forward thinking, librarians must explore futuristic needs of their communities in order to envision ways of delivering solutions.
The presentation will provide examples of Entrepreneurial approaches used in areas such as:
Physical and digital space
Future of reference
I will also address the crucial importance of collaborating with the other subject area librarians as Interdisciplinary focus has gained tremendous momentum among institutions. Partnerships and collaborations are also the crucial components of entrepreneurial librarianship.