by Cindy Romaine, SLA President 2011
Today, we launch Future Ready 365. It’s your daily dose of intelligent solutions answering the question:
How are you Future Ready?
Where do these solutions come from? And who benefits from them? The answer to both questions is YOU.
With your participation, this blog will have contributions from all corners of the SLA community—members, vendors, and partners—who are interested in our community’s success.
There’s no way to sugar-coat it. The upheavals in the library and information industry in the recent past due to economic turmoil, technological developments, and shifting user expectations, have caused many corporate libraries to close and even transformed fundamental library and information services.
However, I’m convinced that amongst ourselves, we have the ideas, insight, and knowledge to create our desired future. As baseball player Satchel Paige said “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
Your contribution—250 words, a handful of images, even audio and video—will build a mosaic that offers this community actionable insights into the future of our profession and association.
How do you join in? It’s easy: Submit your post to firstname.lastname@example.org. Done. We’ll take care of the rest.
Need to jump start your medulla oblongata? Here are some ideas:
- How have your client’s expectations of your products and services changed over the past year and how have you addressed those changes?
- If you are not feeling future ready, what is it that is getting in the way?
- With tighter budgets, what criteria do you use to make your clients future ready?
If you’d like to post on a specific day, let us know at least one week in advance of the day you’ve chosen and we will do our best to accommodate you.
And remember: Future Ready Begins Today!