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Wednesday, June 17 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Opening Plenary - Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe "Responsive and Responsible: Libraries Finding the Path Forward in Challenging Times"

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To say that we are in challenging times is an understatement; however, these are not the first challenging times and, unfortunately, they are likely not our last. Libraries are uniquely positioned to work with the communities we serve in finding a path forward. This keynote will draw on the concept of "appreciative inquiry" as an approach moves away from traditional models of individual and organizational development that are based in correcting deficits and move towards strategies that identify strengths and patterns of positive outcomes. By focusing on the needs of our communities and stories of the organization-at-its-best we can identify strategies and characteristics that lead to proud accomplishments and thereby inspire continued performance and growth. By starting with "what works" we can build from our strengths to inspiration and action, thereby journeying toward the futures we want for our libraries and user communities.

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Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Professor, University of Illinois
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s School of Information Sciences and Center for... Read More →

Wednesday June 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am CDT
Zoom Room 1