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  1. 1. Leadership and Information Management 1 of 5 Introduction – Is there a problem? <ul><li>Tony Rucinski </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wales, Newport </li></ul><ul><li>Course / Twitter hashtag: #UWNLIM </li></ul>
  2. 2. AVOID THIS !
  3. 4. The Challenge <ul><li>Downward pressure on budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing costs of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing demand and user “empowerment” </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘G’ word etc </li></ul><ul><li>New tech </li></ul>
  4. 5. “ there is a strong feeling among senior librarians that they have failed effectively to communicate the value of their services to those who fund and use them” Challenges for Academic Libraries in Difficult Economic Times, Research Information Network March 2010 pg 16 The current situation ?
  5. 6. Why we don’t seem to get to where we want to go
  6. 7. The brain is a wonderful organ - it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost
  7. 8. The flywheel effect MISperception MISunderstanding MISinterpretation MIStrust
  8. 10. Three questions <ul><li>How important do you believe Information is to the future of your business? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>94% said EXCEEDINGLY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How highly do you rate your own Information function? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>46% said NOT VERY HIGHLY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32% said THEY ARE OK AT THE TECHNICAL STUFF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is your most senior Information person considered to be a member of the “inner circle”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>98% said NO </li></ul></ul>

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